The Capital City of South Africa, Tshwane will become the backdrop for an unforgettable experience on Sunday 27 August 2023 as the city prepares to host the inaugural Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K!
“We’re thrilled to celebrate the debut of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series in Tshwane on August 27,” expresses Michael Meyer, Stillwater Sports’ Managing Director and the Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “Tshwane boasts all the requisites for hosting a world-class 10km road run, and the Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K will demonstrate it. Our objective is to host an event that surpasses the norm of conventional road runs, celebrates the streets of Tshwane, ignites a passion for athletics, while sparking a culture of well-being and celebrating the importance of heritage.”
Starting at one of South Africa’s most iconic landmarks, the Union Buildings, fireworks can be expected as the event has attracted a fantastic lineup of elite athletes including South Africa’s 10k record holder Precious Mashele, Elroy Gelant, Nicholas Seoposengwe, Kabelo Seboko, Glenrose Xaba, Cacisile Sosibo and SA’s darling of road running, Gerda Steyn. Lesotho’s Neheng Khatala is always ready to battle, while Uganda’s Docus Ajok and Ethiopia’s Debash Desta should never be underestimated.
In addition to the excitement of an exceptional Elite Race, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K will also highlight the city’s splendor, treating runners and walkers to an unrivalled route atmosphere that has become synonymous with the Series.
“Our sponsors share our excitement when it comes to on route entertainment,” continues Meyer. “Lively sponsor activations to look out for will include: the Absa High 5 Zone, PUMA Forever Faster 100, DHL Mile, CHERY Cheer Zone, and Woolies Dash to mention just a few. Additional activations from renowned brands such as Coca-Cola, Avalanche Bicycles and Garmin will also be included. Participants will be treated to lively performances from some of Tshwane’s leading performing arts groups whilst taking in sightings of several of Tshwane’s iconic landmarks including the Union Buildings, South African State Theatre, Absa Towers, Church Square, Palace of Justic Building, Pretoria High Court, Pretoria Art Museum, Loftus Stadium and the SA Heavy Artillery Memorial to mention just a few”.
Meyer adds in closing: “With the event’s entry portals closing soon, we’d hate for runners and walkers to miss out on the experience. Sign up today, put on your running shoes and get ready to experience the perfect fusion of athleticism, heritage, and exhilarating entertainment as you #RunYourCity.”
EVENT INFORMATION: 2023 Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K
|Sunday 27 August 2023
|Start & Finish Venue:
|Union Buildings (Government Ave, Pretoria)
|· 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.
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/