Stillwater Sports, the organizers of South Africa’s award-winning road running series, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series are delighted to welcome leading retail group, Woolworths as an official partner in 2023.
This exciting partnership follows the recent announcement that SA’s premium road running series will expand from three to five cities in 2023 starting with the inaugural Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K on Sunday 02 April.
“2023 is a groundbreaking year for the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series and we’re thrilled to add to the excitement by welcoming Woolworths, a giant in its field, as an official partner,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “Woolworths is renowned for its exceptional quality products, and the fantastic experience and service that it delivers to customers. Add the fact that Woolworths is a rewards partner to Absa, and you have a healthy and rewarding partnership that will add to the experience of our runners both on the day and leading up to the events. We strive to add innovation, entertainment, and excitement to ultimately deliver a world-class experience and we believe Woolworths will contribute significantly to this.”
“The fact that the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series is so inclusive, accessible and aligns with the Woolworths values is synergetic,” says Ma-Aveyah Moos, Woolworths Foods: Head of Food Services. “Many of our Woolies customers enjoy being active, and we know that physical health is important to our overall wellbeing. Partnering with the series gives us an opportunity to meet our customers and WRewards members where they are. It’s one of Woolworths’ goals to encourage our customers to make better food choices through sustainable nutrition. By partnering with the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series, we can show up for our customers in the urban areas of the regions where the series is being hosted. Our customers can look forward to enjoying the quality food options and great coffee that they are used to on event day.”
Woolworths’ involvement in the 2023 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series:
Woolworths provides a wide variety of quality food solutions, including 79 plant-based meat alternatives and 212 plant-based lines including vegetable/grain-based options and dairy alternatives, there is something to suit all lifestyles and dietary specifications! Woolworths’ coffee can be enjoyed with milk alternatives such as oat, almond or soy – made by highly skilled baristas who tender consistently good experiences across the country.
Pre-event, Woolworths will be offering:
- Nutritional advice on what’s best to eat and drink during training runs and during the event.
- One ‘Warm-Up Run’ to or from a Woolworths store where you can meet the local store manager, in the lead-up to each of the events.
- WRewards members will receive additional benefits, so make sure you have signed up.
On Event Day:
- Woolworths will be selling delicious coffee that uses 100% African organic coffee beans from the Woolies Coffee trailer as well as the new Woolies tuk-tuk coffee carts.
- A limited selection of snacks and drinks will also be on offer in the shaded ‘W-Zone’ where participants can rest and relax.
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|
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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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/