Seen here: Runners enjoying the DHL Mile To Go at the 2018 ABSA Joburg 10K CITYRUN in September.
Photo Credit: David Tarpey
To ensure that runners and walkers have the ultimate experience on Sunday, 14 October 2018 event sponsors and partners will be seen pulling out all the stops at the 2nd annual ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN!
The 2018 ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN route will highlight iconic landmarks, boast lively on-route performances by a host of Durban’s leading performing arts groups while featuring high energy vibe points activated by event sponsors: ABSA, PUMA, East Coast Radio, DHL, Totalsports, Coca-Cola, Spur, Mango, Budget, Thule, Big Box Containers, Rialto, Flying Fish and Toys ‘R Us.
“The ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN is putting the last piece in the puzzle of the ABSA Run Your City Series for 2018. This is not just a race but an opportunity for entrepreneurs, businesses and people from all walks of life to come out in their numbers and enjoy our city. We will continue to support platforms like this to celebrate the City and its people, as we engage with our clients and stakeholders,” says Michael Honeywell from ABSA Business in KZN.
Runners can look out for ABSA supporters at three sponsor points on route.
PUMA South Africa has thrown down the gauntlet challenging runners to ‘Beat Bolt’ at the 2nd annual ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN.
“We are looking for excitement and camaraderie, but most importantly we are looking for #FastTimes,” says Brett Bellinger, Marketing Director of PUMA South Africa. “The #ForeverFaster PUMA ‘Beat Bolt’ Sprint will be stationed in the region of the 7 – 9km mark (in Hunter Street). Remember to reserve some energy as the ‘Beat Bolt’ Sprint requires speed. Be prepared to give your all over a 100m sprint. This section of the route will once again be timed. The runner (male and female) to clock the fastest time over the 100m will be rewarded with a PUMA shopping voucher to the value of R10 000.”
The world’s leading international express services provider, DHL Express has joined the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN as the event’s official logistics partner in 2018.
“We had our first taste of the ABSA Run Your City Series at the ABSA Joburg 10K CITYRUN at the end of September and we were in our element,” says Megan Roper, Head of Marketing, DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa. “The event was vibrant and fast-paced and we are proud to have contributed towards its success and look forward to taking things one step further at the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN. As official logistics partner, we know that great is in the detail and we’re committed to using our expertise to bring great value to the event. DHL’s contribution will include (but is not limited to) the allocation of trucks and vehicles for the transport of infrastructure, runner tog-bag transportation and branding as well as collections and deliveries prior, during and post event. Runners can look forward to seeing some engaging DHL activations along the route, including the DHL Mile To Go and the DHL Recovery Zone in the finish area.”
Runners and walkers can expect endless excitement and support when passing the Totalsports Vibe Points.
“The ABSA Run Your City Series is the perfect fit for Totalsports,” says Patrick Singh, Head of Totalsports Marketing. “We are proud to partner with a series that encourages wellness, fitness and camaraderie. Totalsports staff will either be seen participating in the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN or showing support on route. We’re excited to close the series off on a high note in Durban with thousands of runners and walkers.”
A proud partner of the ABSA Run Your City Series, THULE helps to transport valuables safely, easily and in style, enabling sporting and adventure enthusiasts to live an active lifestyle. Thanks to THULE, parents will be able to enjoy the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN with their children.
Look forward to an extra side order of motivation in the final stretch where Spur Steak Ranches will ensure that runners (and walkers) do not go home hungry.
EVENT INFORMATION: ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN
Celebrating its 2nd anniversary in 2018, the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN grants entrants the unique opportunity to explore their city on foot. In addition to lively on-route entertainment and rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s best middle distance runners, the 2018 ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN route will also highlight a number of Durban’s iconic landmarks.
|Date:||Sunday, 14 October 2018|
|Start Venue:||Blue Lagoon (Athlone Drive)|
|Finish Venue:||Beachfront Precinct (near The Bike and Bean)|
The ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN is proudly hosted by KZN Athletics.
CHARITY SUPPORT: When entering online runners (and walkers) can support one of 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.
PRIZE PURSE: The ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN will boast a whopping Prize Purse of R250000 in 2018. Prize Money will be awarded to the top ten men’s and women’s finishers in the open category with the overall winners each taking home R30 000. Prize money has also been allocated to the top three finishers in the junior, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+ age group categories.
EXCITING NEWS: Wilson Kipketer, former 800m world record holder, will participate in the 2018 ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday, 14 October 2018. Kipketer who is employed by race sponsor, PUMA and won gold at three successive World Championships, has been brought to SA to inspire runners to bring their best to the event.
You can join Wilson Kipketer for a 5km warm up run on Friday, 12 October starting at 5pm from Race Pack Collection or meet him at a signing session at Race Pack Collection on Saturday, 13 October. After running the race on Sunday he will also be handing over the PUMA Beat Bolt cheque at prize giving.
“PUMA is excited to bring a true legend of athletics to the 2018 ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN to inspire runners to achieve their personal best,” said Brett Bellinger, Marketing Director PUMA South Africa.
Official hashtag: #ABSARunYourCity
About the ABSA Run Your City Series:
ABSA is proud to bring you the ABSA Run Your City Series. The series encompasses three unique mass races namely the ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN, ABSA Joburg 10K CITYRUN and the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN. The three races are about inclusivity for all as well as encouraging business involvement, family, world class achievement and fun for all participants.
ABSA’s strategy is to engage with our clients and non-clients through healthy lifestyle activities, where we sponsor selected sporting events that allow us relationship building opportunities, ensuring that we enrich the communities and the lives of those around us. Through the runs, we encourage runners to run their city their way. We invite all runners back to the city to experience the rejuvenation, revival and renewed city centres.
For further information please visit www.runyourcityseries.com
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