The highly anticipated 2024 season of the iconic Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series is set to commence in Gqeberha with the second annual Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K, taking place on Sunday 7 April 2024. Entries open on Wednesday (29 November 2023).
“We are thrilled to be back in the ‘friendly city’ in April to kick off the 2024 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Event Founder. “While the series was first introduced to Gqeberha in 2023, it resulted in an overwhelmingly positive response, delivering on all fronts – from excitement and entertainment to outstanding performances. With the unwavering support of our valued sponsors and partners, including Eastern Province Athletics and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, we remain dedicated to enhancing the overall experience of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K in 2024.”
“We are excited to be back in Gqeberha for the second year to connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about promoting a healthy and active lifestyle through running and walking while making a difference in their communities,” says Jabulile Nsibanyoni, Head of Sponsorships, Brand and Marketing at Absa.
“The unique thing about the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series is that it allows participants to explore each city and what it has to offer. When we launched the first ever Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K, the friendly people came in numbers to be part of the race. We are confident that the 2024 race will be no different, only bigger and better,” added Nsibanyoni.
“The inaugural Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K exceeded our expectations in 2023,” says Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality MMC Bassie Kamana, responsible for the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts & Culture. “We are thrilled to announce the opening of entries for the 2024 event. Developing local talented athletes in the region by hosting and boosting sporting events and tourism is high on the city’s agenda. We look forward to welcoming even more runners and spectators to our beautiful city in 2024.”
“We are privileged to be part of this world-class event,” expresses Genevieve Laycock, EPA Road Running Chairperson. “Gqeberha is a city with a strong passion for sports, as clearly demonstrated during the exceptional Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K earlier this year. In 2024, we extend a warm invitation to runners, walkers, and corporate teams to embrace this challenge. Your participation not only enriches your own experience but also contributes to the betterment of the community, as the event’s proceeds will be channeled into EPA’s ‘Athlete Development’ initiative.”
EVENT INFORMATION: 2024 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series
|Sunday 07 April 2024
|Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K
|Start & Finish Venue: Beach Road, Kings Beach, Humewood, Gqeberha
|Start Time: 07:00
Licenced Runners R245.00
Temp Licence: R30.00
Standard Entry Includes:
Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Event Performance T-shirt
Absa Entrant Gifts
Race Number with Timing Chip
Amazing Sponsor Route Entertainment Points
Lively Route Entertainment Points
2 x Refreshment Stations on Route
Tog Bag Drop and Collect Service
Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Finisher’s Medal
|Sunday 12 May 2024
|Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K
|Sunday 07 July 2024
|Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K
|Sunday 25 August 2024
|Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K
|Tuesday 24 September 2024
|Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K
Facebook: @Gqeberha10k / @CapeTown10k / @Durban10k / @Tshwane10k / @Joburg10k
Hashtag: #RunYourCity #AbsaRunYourCity
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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/