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The Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series is inviting runners nationwide to celebrate Global Running Day in style on Wednesday 01 June 2022 by taking on the fun filled Global Running Day 5K challenge on Strava!

 

“We’re excited to celebrate Global Running Day ‘virtually’ with the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series community,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “To be part of the challenge and eligible to win an awesome pair of PUMA NITRO Running Shoes, runners must join the RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club on Strava and click on the orange “I’m in” button displayed next to the Global Running Day 5K event listing.”

 

“What makes the Strava Challenges fantastic is that runners nationwide can sign up and be part of the action as it’s virtual,” continues Meyer. “Entrants need to complete the 5K run anywhere and anytime between 05:00 – 23:00 on Wednesday 01 June. Don’t forget to record your run using a smartphone (Android or iPhone device) or smart watch (Garmin, TomTom, SUUNTO, Fitbit, Polar etc).  To be in the running to win a pair of PUMA NITRO running shoes, entrants must share their activities, routes and photos to the RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club on Strava by no later than 23:00 on Wednesday.  Include the following three hashtags #RunYourCity, #RUNPUMA and #GlobalRunningDay.  We can’t wait to celebrate another Global Running Day with the RUN YOUR CITY Series Community.”

 

EVENT DATES:  Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club / Global Running Day 5K

Date:  Wednesday 01 June 2022

Time:  between 05:00 – 23:00

Activity:  5K Time Trial

Route:  Runners can choose their own location and route

 

HOW TO JOIN THE EVENT:

  1. Runners must “join” the RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club via the following link

https://www.strava.com/clubs/rycs

  1. If you have not yet done so, you will need to create a Strava Account before you can join the RUN YOUR CITY

Series Running Club.

  1. Runners can join the Global Running Day 5K on the RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club homepage on Strava by clicking on the orange “I’m in” button displayed next to the Event listing.
  2. Runners must record their run using a smartphone (Android or iPhone device) or smart watch (Garmin, TomTom, Suunto, Fitbit, Polar etc.)
  3. Runners must share their activity, pictures and routes to the RUN YOUR CITY Series Strava Club page.
  4. The activity must be uploaded to Strava no later than 23:00 on Wednesday 01 June 2022.

 

WIN WIN WIN:  All runners that complete the challenge and share their activities and photos to the RUN YOUR CITY Series Club page on Strava will stand a chance to win an AWESOME pair of PUMA NITRO Running Shoes. The winner will be selected by random draw and announced on the RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club page on Thursday 02 June 2022.

 

PLEASE NOTEAll runners must protect their health and safety and that of others by social distancing while running. Runners are encouraged to stay up to date on the latest news and guidelines from their local and national authorities.

 

EVENT INFORMATION:  2022 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series 

1.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K 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
   
2.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K Date: Saturday 24 September 2022
  Entry Fee:

Standard (Licensed): R235.00

Gold Package (Licensed): R900.00

Temporary Licence: R40.00

  Entries Open: Tuesday 05 April 2022
  Entries Close: Sunday 18 September 2022

 

Facebook: @CapeTown10k / @Durban10k / @Joburg10k

Instagram: @CapeTown10k / @Durban10k / @Joburg10k

Hashtag:  #RunYourCity #AbsaRunYourCity

Websites:  www.runyourcityseries.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/