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Seen here:  Runners from all walks of life in action during the 2019 ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN. 

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

In addition to celebrating its 4th anniversary, the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN will also boast a new date in 2020 with the event moving from October (as hosted in previous years) to Sunday 12 July.

A mass participation road race, the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN forms part of the ABSA Run Your City Series which includes the ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN (taking place in May) and the ABSA Joburg 10K CITYRUN (taking place in September).  The Series is synonymous with fantastic routes, local and international competition, an impressive prize purse, new records, personal bests, vibrant route entertainment, spectacular sponsor activations and an energetic atmosphere to mention just a few.

“Since the event’s inception in 2017, the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN has featured a flat course and attracted an impressive field of local and international athletes.  As a result a number of records have been set on SA soil,” says Agne du Plessis, Stillwater Sports Head of Road Running.  “In 2017 Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei smashed the South African All Comers record of 27:55.  Cheptegei crossed the line in 27:28 for the fourth fastest time in the world that year, as well as a Ugandan National record.  Mercyline Chelangat also ran a National Ugandan record in the women’s race, while Julien Wanders set a Swiss National record.  In 2018 Cheptegei went on to break his own course record and with that the Ugandan record and the SA All Comers record on the day.  Wanders broke both the Swiss National 10km record and the European 10km record by finishing second. Stella Chesang in winning, smashed the women’s course record, the Ugandan National 10km record, and came within one second of the SA All Comers record.  Last year the fastest woman in the world in 2019, Kenya’s Sheila Chepkirui took four seconds off the South African All Comers record to win in 30:55.”

“’To continue raking in the records and possibly one day boast a world record on SA soil, we also need near perfect weather conditions on event day,” says du Plessis.  “This, however, cannot be guaranteed in Durban in October.  This is one of the reasons why we’ve decided to move the event to July, one of the drier and less windy months in Durban.  Hopefully we’ll see more Capetonians and Jozi runners join us on event day.  We are excited by this change and look forward to celebrating the 4th anniversary of the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN in July.”

EVENT INFORMATION:  2020 ABSA Run Your City Series

Date Event Venue Entry Fee Charities
1.       Sunday 17 May 2020 ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN Start:  Woodbridge Island

Finish:  Bree Street (Cape Town, CBD)

Standard Fee:  R195 (licensed) / R235 (unlicensed)

Gold Package Fee:  R850 (licensed) / R890 (unlicensed)

1. help2read, 2. Cotlands, 3. Die Burger Kinderfonds and 4. The Cape Of Good Hope SPCA.
2.       Sunday 12 July 2020 ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN Start:  Blue Lagoon (Athlone Drive)

Finish:  Beachfront Precinct (near The Bike and Bean)

Standard Fee:  R195 (licensed) / R225 (unlicensed)

Gold Package Fee:   R850 (licensed) / R880 (unlicensed)

1. The Reach For A Dream Foundation, 2. TREE, 3. Durban & Coast SPCA, 4. LIV Village and/or 5. iThemba Lethu.
3.       Thursday 24 September 2020 ABSA Joburg 10K CITYRUN Start:   ABSA Bank City in Johannesburg

Finish:  Mary Fitzgerald Square (Newtown)

Standard Fee:  R195 (licensed) / R230 (unlicensed)

Gold Package Fee:   R850 (licensed) / R885 (unlicensed)

1. Cotlands, 2. Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, 3. Johannesburg SPCA and 4. Reach For A Dream Foundation.

ENTRIES OPEN:  2020 ABSA Run Your City Series ENTRIES OPEN on Monday 03 February 2020!

Facebook: Ctown12 / Durban10k / Joburg-10K

Twitter: @CTown12 / @Durban10k / @joburg10K

Instagram: @capetown_12 / @Durban10k / @Joburg10K

Hashtag:  #ABSARunYourCity

Website:  www.thecapetown12.com / www.durban10k.com / www.joburg10k.com

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 Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN and the ABSA Joburg 10K CITYRUN.

For further information please visit www.runyourcityseries.com