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The Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series is growing its running community in 2022 and it’s Durban’s time to shine with the launch of the exciting Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K Ambassador Search Campaign.


“The Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K Ambassador Search Campaign is a fun way to generate excitement in the build up to the 2022 event,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports, and founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “We love getting the running community involved and can’t wait to reward our #Number1 fan. We are looking for inspirational runners, people who enjoy the outdoors, live life to the fullest, love the sport of road running and love the Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K. We invite all runners to join in on the fun and help us grow the #RYCStrideTribe in 2022 as we #RunYourCity and #RUNPUMA.”


Shirees Benjamin and Angelo Fortune joined the #RYCStrideTribe earlier this year as the winners of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K Ambassador Search Campaign.


“I entered the Ambassador Search Campaign because I wanted to help motivate others,” admits Benjamin. “I am not a fast runner or any type of professional athlete, but if I can run anyone can. I am so grateful and overwhelmed by all the support. I am just a local runner so to be chosen as a #RYCStrideTribe Ambassador makes me feel that anything in life is possible. I love the PUMA hamper. It will definitely up my running game. The hype and buzz around the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series is electrifying. It was the event to attend in Cape Town and will be the event to attend in Durban. You are guaranteed to have FOMO if you don’t attend.”


According to Fortune it’s the atmosphere that attracts him to the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “Everyone is happy, and all the runners are just super friendly,” says Fortune. “The Absa RUN YOUR CITY team has truly created a fun and welcoming experience for everyone. By being part of the #RYCStrideTribe I have a platform to which I can share my knowledge and in turn influence others to live a better lifestyle. I am excited, happy, and extremely grateful to receive the fantastic PUMA hamper. It will take me one step closer to conquering the running world. I would recommend the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series to Durbanites and all runners, because it is more than just a run or walk, it is a full experience. The route chosen has spectacular views, with amazing entertainment and motivation points from start to finish and the runners are just happy people. Why wouldn’t you want such positivity in your life!”


INFORMATION:  2022 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series ‘Ambassador Search’ Campaign

Kicking off on Wednesday 01 June 2022, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K Ambassador Search Campaign will run for a period of five weeks. Runners will need to sign up via social media and potential candidates will be assessed against pre-determined qualifying criteria which is available on the Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K website.  A shortlist of finalists will be compiled and released. These finalists will have one week in which to prove to the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Community that they are indeed a ‘diehard’ fan. The most creative contender (x1 male and x1 female) will be welcomed as an official ambassador for 2022.  Both runners will receive a fantastic PUMA hamper to the value of R15 000 as well as Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K entries for themselves and three friends.


Entries Open: Wednesday 01 June 2022

Entries Close: Friday 17 June 2022

Shortlist to be announced: Wednesday 22 June 2022 

Shortlist finalists to let their creative side shine: Wednesday 22 June 2022 to Wednesday 29 June 2022

Durban Winners to be announced: Friday 01 July 2022   


HOW TO ENTERComplete and submit the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Ambassador Application form via the following link: https://bit.ly/D10KRYCStrideTribe2022


Entrant participation and requirements

  1. Like, share and tag the announcement post.
  2. By sharing a post of yourself prepping your Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series gear on your next run, you will receive a bonus entry to increase your chances of winning.


Shortlisted candidates will be required to:

  1. Show their gees by completing an Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Challenge on Strava. Show your skill by sharing a TikTok ‘like video’ of yourself completing the challenge.
  2. Prove that you are loyal by taking your running buddies for a run.
  3. Share your Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Story and what running means to you, we’re looking for inspiration, motivation, humour, all of the above.




Date: Sunday 10 July 2022
Entry Fee: Standard (Licensed): R235.00 

Gold Package (Licensed): R900.00

Temporary Licence: R50.00

Entries Open: Tuesday 08 March 2022
Entries Close: Monday 04 July 2022


Facebook: @Durban10k

Instagram: @Durban10k

Hashtag:  #RunYourCity #AbsaRunYourCity

Websites:  www.durban10k.com



About Absa


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 three unique events namely the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K (launched in 2015), the Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K (launched in 2017) 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/