Tshwane set to shine for Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series debut!

In preparation for the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series’ debut in Tshwane in August, residents are invited to join a fun-filled and rewarding Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K ‘City Clean-Up’ on Saturday, 26 August 2023 starting at the Absa Lilian Ngoyi Branch at 08:30.

“The City Clean-Up is a fun way for the community of Tshwane to get involved as we prepare the city for race day,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “”We’re calling on all Tshwane residents to come together and contribute to the city’s ‘glow’ ahead of the inaugural Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K. Boasting an impressive elite racing component, this mass participation road race is set to showcase Tshwane’s splendour, vibrant atmosphere, and its incredible people.”

In closing Meyer adds: “The City Clean-Up is open to anyone and everyone. You don’t need to sign up. Just arrive at the venue on the morning, our team will be there to welcome you. Each participant will receive gloves and a bag. Once completed, Absa will provide delicious breakfast packs to all volunteers. We can’t wait to team up with Tshwane residents on Saturday 26 August, as Tshwane gets ready to shine at the inaugural Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K.”

“Absa is committed to not only supporting the RUN YOUR CITY Series, but to also making a positive impact on the communities that we serve. We are not just running through the city’s streets, but also running hand in hand with the community to create a cleaner and greener tomorrow. With the Absa RUN YOUR CITY race, we lace up our shoes, not only to break records but to clean up our beautiful capital city,” says Sydney Mbhele, Absa’s Group Chief Marketing and Corporate Affairs Officer.



Date: Saturday 26 August 2023
Venue: Absa Lilian Ngoyi Branch, 230 Lilian Ngoyi St, Pretoria Central, Pretoria
Start Time: 08h30 – 10h00



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


CHARITY SUPPORT: Celebrating its Tshwane debut in 2023, when entering the Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K online, runners and walkers can support three local charities: Reach for A Dream, Cotlands and the Tshwane SPCA.


PRIZE PURSE: The Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series boasts an impressive, combined Prize Purse of R 1 560 000.00 in 2023. Each of the five events will be assigned R312 000.00 in prize money of which R252 000.00 will be allocated towards the Open Category (R126 000.00 going to Top 10 Open Men’s and R126 000.00 to Top 10 Open Women’s), and R60 000 towards Age Categories (Junior, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69 and 70+ Age Categories). To view the prize purse breakdown please visit https://runyourcityseries.com/


WIN A CHERY TIGGO 4 PRO URBAN VEHICLE: One lucky entrant will go home with a stylish Chery Tiggo 4 Pro Urban Vehicle valued at over R308 900.00 compliments of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series and event partners Chery South Africa and Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance. To be in the running to win this fantastic prize the following three boxes need to be ticked: you need to enter the event (and pay the entry fee), collect your race number (during the stipulated race pack collection times) and be on the start line on event day.


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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