By completing the Challenge, runners from across the country will stand a chance to win a fantastic prize compliments of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series and its esteemed footwear and apparel partner, PUMA South Africa.
“We’re thrilled to support runners in getting back into the swing of things after the festive season,” expresses Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Series Founder. “We’d like to extend a warm invitation to more runners to join our platform. Our aim is to assist participants in achieving fitness goals leading up to the 2024 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series events. We look forward to accompanying all runners and walkers on their fitness journeys and encourage them to share their stories and achievements with us.”
“The RUN.CLIMB.RUN Challenge marks an exciting start to the year,” adds Meyer. “It presents a slightly tougher yet rewarding challenge that is sure to push runners beyond their comfort zones. The mechanics are simple – runners have from 05:00 to 23:00 on Sunday to conquer the RUN.CLIMB.RUN Challenge. Why not double the excitement by inviting or challenging family members and friends to join in on the fun? We’re on the lookout for the runner who logs the most climbing, regardless of the distance covered. Get active, do some serious climbing, and stand a chance to win an incredible pair of PUMA NITRO running shoes. All that you need to do to be in contention to win this prize is RUN.CLIMB.RUN.”
EVENT INFORMATION: Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series / RUN.CLIMB.RUN Strava Challenge #1
Date: Sunday 28 January 2024
Time: between 05:00 – 23:00
Activity: any distance
Route: Runners can choose their own location and route
How to join Challenge #1 / RUN.CLIMB.RUN Challenge:
Runners are to “join” the RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/rycs
If runners have not done so yet, they will need to create a Strava Account before they can join the club.
Runners are to join the RUN.CLIMB.RUN event on the RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club by clicking on the orange “I’m in” button displayed next to the Event listing.
Runners must record their run using a smartphone (Android or iPhone device) or smart watch (Garmin).
Runners must share their elevation gain, activities, pictures, and routes to the RUN YOUR CITY Series Strava Club page.
All activities logged during the challenge period must be uploaded to Strava no later than 23:00 on Sunday 28 January 2024.
WIN BIG: The names of the 5 runners and/or walkers to clock the most climbing will go into a lucky draw to win an AWESOME pair of PUMA NITRO Running Shoes. Don’t forget to share your activity to the RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club on Strava within the stipulated time frame. The winner will be selected by random draw and announced on the RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club page on Monday 29 January 2024.
EVENT INFORMATION: 2024 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series
The Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series is an inclusive road running series that brings together elites, passionate runners, walkers, and those striving for healthier lifestyles. Each event seamlessly blends world-class achievements with a vibrant atmosphere, ensuring that participants of all backgrounds find both challenge and enjoyment in the experience.
|Sunday 07 April 2024
|Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K
|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
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/