Seen here (from left to right): The Elite Men’s and Elite Women’s Field in action during the 2018 ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN.
Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg
Celebrating its 3rd anniversary on Sunday 13 October 2019, the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN will boast a whopping prize purse of R250 000.
The ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN is the last of three mass participation road running events that make up the ABSA Run Your City Series. The 2019 series kicked off in Cape Town in May with the 5th annual ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN. Joburg will host the 4th annual ABSA Joburg 10K CITYRUN on Sunday, 24 September 2019 (National Heritage Day), after which Durban will have its turn to shine.
“There has been no lack in excitement in the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN elite race with the event delivering nail-biting performances in 2017 and 2018,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports. “We’re excited to continue the action in 2019 and will be offering a R250 000 prize purse, both as motivation and as a reward, to local and international contenders. Prize money has been allocated to the top 10 finishers in the Open Category with the Open Men’s and Women’s winners taking home an impressive total of R30 000, the runners-up getting R17 000 and the final spot on the podium securing R13 000.”
“Juniors, Veterans, Masters, Grand Master as well as the 70+ age groupers will also earn prize money from 1st to 3rd place. The prize purse was made possible through the valued support of our sponsors,” continues Meyer. “Although the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN features an elite racing element, the event grants all entrants (lifestyle runners included) the unique opportunity to explore their city on foot. Runners (and walkers) can look forward to an action packed 10km journey that highlights important landmarks and features exciting live entertainment compliments of Durban’s leading performing arts groups. We cannot wait to see the action unfold on event day.”
For the entire Prize Purse Breakdown visit: https://www.durban10k.com/runner-info/#collapse_9
EVENT INFORMATION: ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN
|Date:||Sunday, 13 October 2019|
|Start Venue:||Blue Lagoon (Athlone Drive)|
|Finish Venue:||Beachfront Precinct (near The Bike and Bean)|
|Entry Fee:||Standard Entry: R185 (licensed) / R215 (unlicensed)
Gold Package Entry: R850 (licensed) / R880 (unlicensed)
|Entries Close:||Monday, 30 September 2019|
CHARITY SUPPORT: When entering online runners (and walkers) can support one or all five Durban based charities: 1. The Reach For A Dream Foundation, 2. TREE, 3. Durban & Coast SPCA, 4. LIV Village and/or 5. iThemba Lethu.
Official hashtag: #ABSARunYourCity
About the ABSA Run Your City Series:
ABSA is proud to once again bring you the ABSA Run Your City Series which comprises of three unique mass participation events that integrate business involvement, family, diversity, investment in community, world class achievement and fun for all participants, both individuals and businesses alike.
Each of the races are developed to take participants through the historical routes around each city, thereby adding a tourism element to each race, making it more than a race but an economic opportunity for each community.
The ABSA Run Your City Series is made up of three races around South Africa, namely, the ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN, the ABSA Joburg 10K CITYRUN and the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN.
For further information please visit www.runyourcityseries.com
ISSUED BY: Stillwater Sports
ON BEHALF OF: ABSA Run Your City Series