Tshwane residents #RunYourCity in support of three local charities!

The Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K will celebrate its debut on Sunday 27 August 2023. When entering online, runners and walkers can make a difference by supporting three local charities: Reach for A Dream, Cotlands and the Tshwane SPCA.

“We are excited to celebrate the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series’ debut in Tshwane and proud to welcome Reach for A Dream, Cotlands and the Tshwane SPCA as the official charities of the event,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “These charities fulfil an imperative role in the community. We are proud to show our support and would like to encourage all entrants to do the same when entering the event online. No donation is too small. Sign up today and get ready to turn your miles into smiles as you #RunYourCity.”


Established in 1988, Reach For A Dream (RFAD) seeks to inspire hope and help children to believe in the power of dreams.  

“We are grateful to be selected as a beneficiary of the inaugural Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K,” says Chloe Katompa, Reach for A Dream Gauteng Regional Manager. “We’re a beneficiary of the Gqeberha, Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg events and the proceeds raised to date have allowed us to positively impact the lives of children who are fighting a life-threatening illness.  The ability to raise funds again through this platform, especially during these very unforeseen times, is an incredible opportunity for us. We can’t wait to experience the comradery and uplifting energy of the event day. To each entrant, thank you for believing in the power of dreams.”

For further information on Reach For A Dream please visit: www.reachforadream.org.za


Cotlands is a registered non-profit organisation that focuses on early childhood development (ECD) with a rich 87-year history of serving young, vulnerable children. Cotlands’ vision is to see children thrive in their formative years by increasing their access to quality play-based early learning opportunities.

“We are proud and excited to be selected as one of the charities of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K,” says Dr Monica Stach, Cotlands CEO. “The platform allows us to raise much needed awareness for our cause. Every child deserves access to quality educational resources, including toys and games, to develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills. Unfortunately, not all families have the financial means to provide these resources for their children. Together we can make a difference and help ensure every child has access to the educational resources that they need to succeed.”

For further information on Cotlands please visit: www.cotlands.org


A registered non-profit animal rescue and shelter, the Tshwane SPCA’s doors have been open for 113 years. Serving a region of 6200sqkm, the Tshwane SPCA rescues abused and neglected domestic and farm animals, promotes responsible pet ownership, provides a shelter for strays and a veterinary service for pets of underprivileged people. 

“As a charity of the inaugural Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K we will get the opportunity to raise awareness about our mission, while generating much needed funds to support our programs and activities,” says Sonal Valla, Chairperson Tshwane SPCA. “Our doors are only open because of the support of the community as we do not get any funding from the Government. We have many projects that we would like to embark on but are limited in our capacity as we just do not have the necessary funds. We welcome any form of support, monetary, donation of dog and/or cat food and cat litter to mention just a few ways in which the public can make a difference. No donation is too small. We can’t wait to share the day with runners. If there is one message that we’d like to get across it would be the importance of sterilising and micro chipping your fur-kids.”  

For more information on the Tshwane SPCA please visit: www.spcapta.org.za



Date: Sunday 27 August 2023
Start Time: 08:00
Start & Finish Venue: Union Buildings (Government Ave, Pretoria)
Entry Fee: ·         Licenced Runners R240.00

·         Non Licenced Runner R240.00 plus Temp Licence R50.00


Standard Entry Includes:

·         Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Event Performance T-shirt

·         Absa Peak Cap

·         Absa Drawstring Bag

·         Absa Socks

·         Absa Shoelaces

·         DHL Water Bottle

·         Race Number with Timing Chip

·         Sponsor Route Entertainment Points

·         Route Entertainment Points

·         2 x Refreshment Stations on Route

·         Tog Bag Drop and Collect Service

·         Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Finisher’s Medal


Facebook: @Tshwane10K

Instagram: @Tshwane10k

Hashtag:  #RunYourCity #AbsaRunYourCity

Websites:  www.runyourcityseries.com


About Absa

Absa Group is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups. 

Absa Group offers an integrated set of products and services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management and insurance.  

Absa operates in fourteen countries. The Group owns majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania (Absa Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia and has insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zambia. Absa also has representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria, and securities entities in the United Kingdom and the United States. For further information about Absa Group Limited, please visit www.absa.africa


About the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series 

A proudly South African mass participation road running series, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series has been revolutionizing the sport since 2015.  A road running celebration like no other, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series comprises five unique events namely the Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K (launched in 2023), Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K (launched in 2015), the Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K (launched in 2017), Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K (launched in 2023) and the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K (launched in 2016).

A diverse road running series, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series integrates businesses, families, investment in community, world class achievement and fun for all participants. For further information please visit https://runyourcityseries.com/

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