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Durban – Runners (and walkers) taking part in the inaugural ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday, 8 October 2017 can now support Durban’s four legged angels as event organisers welcome the Durban & Coast SPCA as an official charity.

“We are happy to support the valuable role that the Durban & Coast SPCA fulfils in the lives of thousands of Durban’s animals,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “Animal welfare lies close to our hearts.  By backing the SPCA we are not only supporting Durban’s animals, but we are giving entrants the opportunity to do the same.  We invite Durbanites to show their support while exploring their beautiful city at the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN.”

Celebrating its 120th anniversary in 2017, the Durban & Coast SPCA rescues abused and neglected domestic, farm and wild animals, while promoting responsible pet ownership, providing a shelter for strays, and a veterinary service for pets of underprivileged people.

“We are thrilled to be the official charity of the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN,” says Lindsey Concer, Marketing Manager at the Durban & Coast SPCA.  “With proven success in the other provinces, it’s time for Durban to shine.  With our beautiful city, this won’t be a problem.  To be involved in a wonderful event that brings the Durban community together is a huge honour.  Our goal is to make more people aware of the plight of animals in Durban while spreading the message of fighting cruelty against animals.  We look forward to being part of the inaugural event and believe that through this partnership we’ll be able to make a valuable difference in the lives of many of Durban’s animals.”


The ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN will highlight the true beauty of Durban, while granting entrants the unique opportunity to explore their city.  In addition to exciting on-route entertainment and vibrant event atmosphere, entrants can look forward to exploring iconic landmarks including:  the Moses Mabhida Stadium, City Hall, the Durban Railway Station, The Old Station Building, Durban Harbour, Natal Maritime Museum and the Golden Mile Promenade to mention just a few.

Date: Sunday, 8 October 2017
Time: 08:00
Start Venue: Masabalala Yengwa Street, in front of Moses Mabhida Stadium
Finish Venue: Beachfront Precinct adjacent to Moses Mabhida Stadium
Entry Fee: Standard Entry licensed runner / R160
  Standard Entry unlicensed runner / R180
  Gold Package Entry licensed runner / R650
  Gold Package Entry unlicensed runner / R670
Entries Close Date: Monday 25 September 2017

Charity Support:  When entering online, runners can choose to support one or all three of the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN’s charities:  Durban & Coast SPCATREE and/or The Reach For A Dream Foundation.

Like our Facebook page:  SPCA Durban / TREE-ecd / Reach For A Dream / Durban10k

Follow us on Twitter:  @SPCAdurban / @Durban10k

Follow us on Instagram:  @spcadbn / @Durban10k

For more information on the Durban & Coast SPCA visit www.spcadbn.org.za  For more information on the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN email entries@durban10k.com or visit www.durban10k.com

About the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN sponsorship:

ABSA Business is proud to be the title sponsor of the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN. This 10km road running race seeks to bring experienced and novice runners from the city of Durban and surrounds together, through the common goal of road-running, recreation, sports and fun. This sponsorship forms part of our ongoing strategy to support local and community events that focus on a healthy lifestyle, family involvement and impact the communities they operate in positively. It allows us to engage with our clients and the broader community through the memorable experience created by the event. At the core of our strategy is to also support an event like this that contributes towards the rejuvenation, cleaning and revival of the city-center.  As a proudly South African bank, we are proud to be part of a run that celebrates everything about the city of Durban and its diverse cultures.


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ON BEHALF OF:                                   ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN a Stillwater Sports Event