Stillwater Sports is proud to welcome Garmin as the Official Sports Tech Partner of South Africa’s award-winning road running series, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series in 2023.
This exciting partnership follows the recent announcement that the iconic series will expand from three to five events, bringing mass participation road running to the people in a truly national series in 2023, starting with the inaugural Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K on Sunday 02 April.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Garmin as the Official Sports Tech Partner of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “You won’t get a more reliable training partner. Whether you are an elite, chasing your PB or a social runner, Garmin will help you achieve your goals at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. To add to the excitement, we will be giving away fantastic prizes compliments of Garmin in the build-up to event day. Be sure to follow our social media platforms as we prepare to #RunYourCity and #beatyesterday with Garmin.”
“We are excited to be the Sports Tech Partner of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series,” says Jeann Steyn, Garmin Marketing Coordinator Sponsorship and Events. “The partnership grants Garmin the opportunity to give back to the running community across South Africa, making our tech more accessible to everyday athletes! It will be a Garmin first to be able to speak to runners across multiple cities, but the same discipline, within one captivating series. The Garmin Forerunner is built by runners making it the perfect watch for runners, as the name says. We look forward to creating a lasting relationship with the events. Our message to entrants is that with Garmin on your wrist, you’ll continue to #beatyesterday every day!”
Important elements that make the Garmin Forerunner range the perfect watch for runners include:
- PERFORMANCE: By runners, for runners!
- Running is at the heart of the Forerunner and Garmin running devices.
- MOTIVATION: Pushing you and guiding you to become your best and #beatyesterday.
- Garmin is your reliable training partner.
- Training suggestions from entry-level runners up to the elite – what to do, when to do it and how well you are doing it.
- Insight into HRV (Heart Rate Variability), Stress, Training Readiness, VO2max, Race Predictor, Recovery Time and Training Status to help you be at your best!
- SAFETY & TRACKING: Run with greater peace of mind.
- Use LiveTrack to let friends and family follow your real-time location and even view your entire pre-planned course. Rest assured that your loved ones know exactly where you’re running.
- PERSONALIZATION: Have your running watch serve you the way YOU want.
- GARMIN ECOSYSTEM: Simplicity – it just works!
- All your training and information in one place.
- The ease of pairing other compatible Garmin products.
EVENT INFORMATION: 2023 Absa RUN YOUR CITY SERIES
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. Placing each host city on a pedestal, iconic landmarks form the foundation of a magnificent route experience that also boasts a feel-good vibe compliments of the city’s leading performing arts groups, refreshments, exciting sponsor activations and enthusiastic support along the way.
|1. Sunday 02 April 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K|
|2. Sunday 14 May 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K|
|3. Sunday 09 July 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K|
|4. Sunday 27 August 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K|
|5. Sunday 24 September 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K|
Hashtag: #RunYourCity #AbsaRunYourCity
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/