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The Absa RUN YOUR CITY (RYC) WARM UP RUN #4 powered by PUMA NITRO will take place at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) in Newlands this coming Friday (29 April 2022) at 06:30 and is open to all eager road runners and Absa RYC Series supporters in celebration of the 7th annual Absa RYC CAPE TOWN 10K that will take place on Sunday 15 May.

 

“The Absa RYC WARM UP RUN powered by PUMA NITRO is the perfect opportunity for the Absa RYC Community to enjoy a bi-weekly 5km run together in the build up to the 2022 Absa RYC CAPE TOWN 10K,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RYC Series. “The first three WARM UP RUNS have been the source of much excitement. We are thankful for the support that we continue to receive from the RYC diehards, but we are also thrilled to have welcomed a lot of newcomers to the WARM UP RUNS. On the last two occasions we’ve been privileged to have a very inspirational 80-year-old runner join us for the 5km run.”

 

“The second last warm up run to be held in Cape Town, WARM UP RUN #4 will take place this coming Friday,” continues Meyer. “The run is open to runners of all ages and is free of charge. The only prerequisite is to ‘bring the gees’. Once your run is completed, be sure to stick around for the lucky draw. There are awesome prizes up for grabs compliments of the event’s footwear and apparel partner, PUMA. These prizes will include (but are not limited to) a PUMA hamper to the value of R 5 000, a pair of PUMA NITRO Running Shoes and a selection of PUMA apparel items. We look forward to catching up with existing friends and making new friends at the Absa RYC WARM UP RUN #4 powered by PUMA NITRO.”

 

The Absa RYC Series recently welcomed the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) as the official health and fitness content sponsor of SA’s leading 10km road running series in 2022.

To find out more visit https://runyourcityseries.com/latest-news/absa-ryc-series-teams-up-with-the-sports-science-institute-of-south-africa-in-2022/

 

Exciting News: SSISA Biokineticists will attend the Absa RYC WARM UP RUN #4 powered by PUMA NITRO to provide both dynamic pre-stretching before the run and easy deep cool down stretches afterwards. The SSISA Biokineticists will also be available to provide exercise advice and tips.

 

 

EVENT DATES:  Absa RYC WARM UP RUNS powered by PUMA NITRO

DATE: START TIME: VENUES:
Friday 29 April 2022 06:30 WARM UP RUN #4: Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) /        15 Boundary Rd, Newlands, Cape Town (outside parking area)
Thursday 12 May 2022 17:30 WARM UP RUN #5: Green Point Athletics Stadium, Vlei Road, Green Point

 

 

SPONSOR PRIZES up for grabsRunners who complete the 5km Absa RYC WARM UP RUN stand a chance to win:

  • A PUMA Hamper to the value of R 5 000.
  • A pair of PUMA NITRO Running Shoes.
  • A selection of PUMA apparel items.

 

To be eligible to be entered into the lucky draw on the morning of the WARM UP RUN, participants must:

  • Complete the 5km run.
  • Collect, fill out and hand in a lucky draw ticket.
  • Be present at the time that the lucky draw takes place (directly after the run).

 

 

EVENT INFORMATION:  2022 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series 

1.     Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K Date: Sunday 15 May 2022
  Entry Fee:

Standard (Licensed): R235.00

Gold Package (Licensed): R900.00

Temporary Licence: R40.00

  Entries Opened: Tuesday 01 February 2022
  Entries Close: Monday 09 May 2022
   
2.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K Date: Sunday 10 July 2022
  Entries Open: Tuesday 08 March 2022
   
3.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K Date: Saturday 24 September 2022
  Entries Open: Tuesday 05 April 2022

 

 

CHARITY SUPPORT: When entering the Absa RYC CAPE TOWN 10K online entrants can choose to support five local charities: 1. Reach for a Dream (RFAD), 2. help2read, 3. Cotlands, 4. Cape of Good Hope SPCA and 5. Die Burger Kinderfonds.

 

 

SA ELITE ATHLETE PROGRAMME: The Absa RYC Series has launched the 2022 SA Elite Athlete Programme aimed at providing South African runners with the opportunity to run world class times on South African soil. The programme is aimed at ensuring that the best South African athletes compete in the Absa RYC Series, against some of the best athletes in the world, and are rewarded for world class performances.

Read more here: https://runyourcityseries.com/latest-news/absa-run-your-city-series-launches-the-south-african-elite-athlete-programme/

 

PRIZE PURSE: The 2022 Absa RYC Series boasts a whopping combined prize purse to the value of R870 000. Athletes that form part of the SA Elite Athlete Programme and Contender Programme will also be eligible to win their share in the event prize purse at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K, Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K and Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  The event organisers will at all times adhere to Government Regulations regarding COVID-19.

 

 

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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/