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The organizers of South Africa’s award-winning road running series, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY (RYC) Series, are excited to announce that in continuing its partnership with Dis-Chem Pharmacies in 2022, the events will once again offer free Rapid Antigen tests to all non-vaccinated runners.


As published in the Government Gazette on 22 March 2022, the latest Covid-19 Protocols with regard to events clearly state that entrants either need to be fully vaccinated or present a negative Covid-19 Certificate obtained no more than 72 hours before the date of the event. This test must be recognized by the World Health Organization.


“We are excited to once again partner with Dis-Chem Pharmacies as the official healthcare partner of the Absa RYC Series in 2022,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RYC Series. “We are happy to confirm that, with Dis-Chem Pharmacies as our partner, the event will cover the full cost of the rapid antigen test.  To make the process as convenient as possible for the non-vaccinated runners, the test will be conducted by Dis-Chem professionals at Race Pack Collection for all events. We are excited to return to actual events and can’t wait to welcome runners to the start line in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg ready to #RunYourCity.”


“Rapid antigen testing is useful in specific contexts, such as these, always with the aim of reducing the transmission of COVID-19. Timely and accurate diagnostic testing will allow us to rapidly identify the presence of COVID-19 which will contribute to a safe racing environment for all participants,” says Lizeth Kruger, clinic executive at Dis-Chem Pharmacies.




Revolutionizing the sport of road running since 2015 with the introduction of the Absa RYC CAPE TOWN 10K, the Absa RYC Series comprises three unique mass participation road running events that also includes the Absa RYC JOBURG 10K (launched in 2016) and Absa RYC DURBAN 10K (launched in 2017). 


1.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K Sunday 15 May 2022
2.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K Sunday 10 July 2022
3.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K Saturday 24 September 2022



Facebook: @CapeTown10k / @Durban10k / @Joburg10k

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/