Commonwealth Silver Medalist, Daniel Simiu Ebenyo (Kenya) will once again showcase his incredible racing prowess in South Africa this time at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K that will debut in “The Friendly City” on Sunday 02 April 2023.
No stranger to the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series, Ebenyo has raced in the Mother City twice at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series, winning the then Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 12K in 2021, before returning in May 2022 to race in the revamped Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K. In both cases, in typical Ebenyo fashion, he went to the front of the race and scorched home to victory, running 34:01 and 27:34 respectively.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Daniel to his third Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series event, this time the inaugural Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “The Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series strives to give South African runners the opportunity to stand on the start line, on home soil, with the world’s best runners. Daniel fits that bill and it’s a tremendous coup to welcome him back to the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series in 2023. Gqeberha residents can look forward to witnessing a first-class road running experience come Sunday 02 April. Runners (and walkers) participating in the event are guaranteed to be inspired by his presence.”
The hard front running Ebenyo, who won the Silver Medal in the 10 000m at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, now has his sights set on the first of the five Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series races, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K on Sunday 02 April.
“I am excited to take part in the Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K, especially with Isaac Kibet (Uganda) in the race because I know we will push each other to a good time. I will approach the race as I always do – with the hope to run a fast time. If it is a world lead, I would be very happy with that.”
Few will bet against him setting a fast time and challenging the world lead which currently stands at 26:55 run on 15 January in Valencia by fellow countryman, Weldon Langat. Should Ebenyo come close to or even better the time, he will have set an SA All Comers Record. The present All Comers Record stands at 27:16, set by Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda) at the 2018 Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K in 2018.
EVENT INFORMATION: 2023 Absa RUN YOUR CITY SERIES
|1. Sunday 02 April 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K|
|Start & Finish Venue: Kings Beach Precinct|
|Start Time: 07:00|
|Entry Fee:1. Standard Entry: Licenced Runners R240.00· Temp Licence: R20.00 Standard Entry Includes:· Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Event Performance T-shirt· Absa Entrant Gifts· 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|
|2. Gold Package: R1200.00 Gold Package Includes:· Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Event Performance T-shirt· Absa Entrant Gifts· DHL Water Bottle· Exclusive Gold Package Gifts· Race Number with Timing Chip· Access to Pre-race VIP Area (incl. refreshments)· Preferential Start Seeding· Sponsor Route Entertainment Points· Route Entertainment Points· 2 x Refreshment Stations on Route· Tog Bag Drop and Collect Service· Access to Post-race VIP Area (incl. refreshments, massage, ablution facilities)· Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Finisher’s Medal|
|3. Sunday 14 May 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K|
|4. Sunday 09 July 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K|
|5. Sunday 27 August 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K|
|6. Sunday 24 September 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K|
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 visit https://runyourcityseries.com/
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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/