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Taking place on Thursday 24 September 2020, the Absa Run Your City Series (RYCS) Heritage Day Virtual Run has attracted the attention of twenty-five teachers (including the Principal) of Dagbreek Primary School in Carletonville (West Rand, Gauteng).

According to Pieter van Heerden, Principal at Dagbreek Primary School, the Absa RYCS Heritage Day Virtual Run has proven to be a great team building exercise for the teachers (and learners) at the school.  “It has become a great opportunity for the school and friends of the school to motivate and support one another in these trying times (referring to the COVID-19 pandemic).  Team building exercises are extremely important as personal wellness is key in our line of work.  We’ve been supporting and motivating each other while preparing for the Virtual Run together.  We are extremely excited to run on Heritage Day and would like to challenge all neighbouring schools to join in on the fun.”

Grade 7 Social Science Teacher and Grade 2 – 7 Life Orientation Teacher, Thabo Molete, has been the driving force behind the school’s entry.  “The Virtual Run is the best thing that could’ve happened to our school in these trying times.  We’ve been training, but without any goals.  That’s until the Absa RYCS launched the Virtual Run.  Now there is a goal to work towards together, and we’ve had many first timers start to train with us.  It’s always a nice experience to run and explore the city. What’s even more exciting is to run with your colleagues. We are a fantastic team and are going to look great in the Absa turquoise event t-shirt on race day.  The goal is to see who will have the most fun.  Once we’re done we’re obviously going to close off with a braai.”

Molete is no stranger to the Absa RYCS.  As a commentator his role is to motivate runners.  This year, however, he will be seen lacing up his takkies and competing for the coveted title of Fastest Commentator in the much anticipated “Battle of the Commentators” competition.  Molete will go up against fellow commentators Altus Schreuder, Sipho Mona and Sean Falconer.  To find out more visit CLICK HERE


EVENT INFORMATION:  Absa Run Your City Series Heritage Day Virtual Run

Event DateThursday 24 September 2020 / National Heritage Day

Entry Fee:  R195.00

Time:  Start – 08:00 / Cut Off – 12:00

Entries CloseTuesday 22 September 2020 (midnight)

Enter Viahttps://runyourcityseries.com/


The entry fee includes:

  • Entry into the Absa RYCS Heritage Day Virtual Run
  • An event Race Pack to the value of R360. Race Pack contents will include:
  • An Absa RYCS Limited Edition Event Performance Tee
  • An Absa RYCS Race Number
  • A pair of stylish Absa Socks
  • A DHL Water Bottle
  • A bottle of POWERADE ZERO
  • Access to the Run Your City Series Tracking App to use during the Heritage Day Virtual Run. The RYCS Tracking App is READY to be downloaded from the Google Play and Apple App Store.  The Tracking App must be used to track runner’s progress on their actual route, while showing their ‘virtual position’ on the Cape Town, Durban or Joburg event routes.
  • Race Pack delivery to the provided pickup location as selected during the entry process.
  • A real time leaderboard will be available on the Tracking App.
  • Final results will be shared to the Tracking App as well as the Absa RYCS website.
  • All finishers will receive a digital Finisher’s medal and certificate.
  • Exciting PUMA prizes will be up for grabs on the event’s social media platforms on race day.


Race Pack Delivery:  Participants residing in South Africa will collect their Race Packs from the pickup location selected during the entry process.  If you entered by Monday 14 September 2020 your Race Pack is guaranteed to be ready for collection before race day.  If you enter after this date, you will still receive your Race Pack, but it might not be in time for race day.


DHLLET’S MAKE A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER! RYCS participants will receive their Race Packs in a DHL box.  The box is perfectly sized to take a pair of their ‘pre-loved’ running shoes.  DHL is asking runners to donate these shoes (shoes that are no longer being used) to someone in need.  Simply drop your DHL box packed with a pair of your pre-loved running shoes at any DHL outlet before the 5th of October 2020 and DHL will deliver them to charities associated with the race.  Don’t forget to tag @DHLAfrica on social media when you’re boxing your shoes.  Include #DHLDelivers for additional spot prizes!

When dropping off the shoes, runners will also receive a 20% DHL Express discount voucher for shipping that same box size to any destination across the world which can be used before 15 October 2020. T&C’s Apply.  Help DHL to spread the love and deliver some joy this Heritage Day!


For all you need to know about the Absa Run Your City Series Heritage Day Virtual Run be sure to read through the Event DigiMag CLICK HERE


Charity Support:  When entering online participants can choose to support the following Absa RYCS Charities:   Cotlands, Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, Johannesburg SPCA, Reach For A Dream Foundation, TREE, Durban & Coast SPCA, LIV Village, iThemba Lethu, help2read, Die Burger Kinderfonds and The Cape Of Good Hope SPCA.


Remember to share your experience via social media!

Facebook: Ctown12 / Durban10k / Joburg-10K

Twitter: @CTown12 / @Durban10k / @joburg10K

Instagram: @capetown_12 / @Durban10k / @Joburg10K

Hashtag:  #AbsaRunYourCity

For further information or to enter the Absa RYCS Heritage Day Virtual Run visit https://runyourcityseries.com/