10 July 2022
01 Oct 2022

Event Info

The Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K is thrilled to inform entrants that all Covid-19 Regulations within South Africa have been repealed.


That is great news for DURBAN 10K Runners as you are no longer required to:
• Wear a face mask
• Present proof of vaccination and/or a negative rapid antigen test


*Please Note: This post follows Wednesday’s 22 June announcement by Health Minister Joe Phaahla which repeals regulations 16A, 16B and 16C.

  • Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Event Performance T-shirt
  • Absa Peak Cap
  • Absa Socks 
  • Absa Drawstring Bag
  • DHL Water Bottle
  • Race Number with Timing Chip
  • Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Finisher’s Medal
  • Route Entertainment
  • 2 x Refreshment stations on route
  • Tog Bag Drop and Collect Service
The Globe, Sun Coast Casino
Thursday, 7 July 2022:  09h00 – 19h00
Friday, 8 July 2022:  09h00 – 19h00
Saturday, 9 July 2022:  09h00 – 14h00
N.B. No Race Pack collection on Race Day

All entrants are to collect their own individual race packs from the Race Pack Collection venue.

Collecting on behalf of another entrant. The following will be required: 

  • A copy of runners dentification
  • A letter of consent from the entrant 
  • Race number

No collection of race packs after race day.  

Freed from geographical limitations, runners from around the World can now join the Run Your City Series (RYC Series) Running Club on Strava to take part in the same events and challenges, in new and exciting ways.

Inspiring our RYC Series community to live active healthy lifestyles by:

  • Connecting with like-minded individual Receive RYC Series information
  • Be notified of upcoming events and challenges
  • Opportunities to win exciting prizes

Download Strava to your phone today. To enter a RYC Series event and/or challenge remember to join the RYC Series Running Club on Strava. You can then join any event and/or challenge that you wish to participate in.


The Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K will once again be the most exciting route to run with activity and entertainment along the way – dancers, cheerleaders, marimba bands, drummers and so much more!

Substitutions will be allowed at race pack collection ONLY at a cost of R50 per substitution during the following times: 

  • Thursday, 7 July 2022:  09h00 – 19h00
  • Friday, 8 July 2022:  09h00 – 19h00
  • Saturday, 9 July 2022:  09h00 – 14h00

Parking will be available at:

  • Sun Coast Casino
  • Snell Parade
  • Battery Beach Road (North of Sun Coast Casino)

Athletes participating in wheelchairs will be required to start at the back of the field.

Start Time: 08h00
Start Precinct: Suncoast Parking Area 3
Start Line: Battery Beach Road (via Suncoast Parking Area)

Batch Chute      Start  Times  Batch Size
Elite Athletes         08h00 1000
Age Category Contenders         08h00
Batch A – Fastest Runners         08h01
Batch B         08h03 1000
Batch C         08h05 1000
Batch D         08h07 1000
Batch E         08h09 1000
Batch F         08h11 1000

Finish Line: Golden Mile Promenade
Finish Precinct: Sunkist Lawns

We’re on the hunt for two enthusiastic Durban ambassadors to join our #RYCStrideTribe…

A 5-week campaign calling on current and potential ‘die-hard’ RYC Series fans to show us their ‘gees’ and prove their ‘loyalty’ to RYC Series whilst giving them an opportunity to be rewarded and celebrated for their dedication and enthusiasm.


DURATION:   30 May to 1 July 2022


30 May Campaign Launch – Social Media Teaser
31 May PR Announcement
1 June Entries Open
17 June Entry closing date reminder
20 June Entries Close
22 June Shortlist Announcement
22 June – 29 June Shortlisted finalists have a week to let their creative side shine while they prove to the RYC Series community that they are the 2022 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series’ most loyal fans! 
29 June Closing Date for shortlisted Finalists 
4 July Durban Winner Announcement


HOW TO ENTER:          

Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Community members are invited to complete the Absa RYC Series Ambassador Application via the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series website or social media pages (Google Form)



Applicants are required to do the following to be applicable for selection as the 2022/23 Absa RYC Series Ambassadors and ultimate winners.

  1. Like, share and tag the announcement post:
  • Create extended reach of the competition by sharing the post and tagging your running buddies
  • this includes following and joining all Absa RYC Series properties
  1. By sharing a post of yourself prepping your Absa RYC Series gear on your next run,  you will receive a bonus entry to increase your chances of winning


All entrants will be considered based on the criteria that is set out above, and a shortlist will be selected and announced.   


Shortlisted candidates will be required to:

  1. Show us your gees by completing a RYC Challenge on Strava:
  • Show off your skills by making a TikTok ‘like’ of yourself completing the challenge
  1. Showcase your loyalty by taking your running buddies for a run:
  • Upload images of you and your running buddies doing what we do best, if your buddies are busy then remember to tag them in your upload
  1. Tell us your RYC Story and what running means to you:
  • Share a video of yourself telling the RYC Series community about your running story (inspirational, motivational, humorous etc.)


PRIZE: (2 x RYC Series Ambassadors (1 x male / 1 x female) will be identified and rewarded)

  • PUMA Kit to the value of R 15 000.00 (per winner)
  • Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K entries for you and 3 friends (per winner)


SOCIAL MEDIA:         

Facebook: @Durban10k

Instagram: @Durban10k

Hashtags:  #RunYourCity #AbsaRunYourCity #RYCStrideTribe #RunPUMA