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Seen here at the official launch function in Durban (from left to right): Michael Meyer (Managing Director of Stillwater Sports), Howard Arrand (Provincial Head of Absa Business in KwaZulu-Natal) and Brett Bellinger (Marketing Director PUMA South Africa).

Photo Credit:  Rogan Ward

Durban – Stillwater Sports, the organisers of the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN and the Absa Joburg 10K CITYRUN are excited to launch the Absa Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN (taking place on Sunday, 08 October 2017) as part of the ‘Run Your City’ series.

“With the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN currently in its 3rd year and the Absa Joburg 10K CITYRUN in its 2nd year, we are extremely excited to launch a third mass participation road run (with a twist), this time in the bustling city of Durban,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Following the blueprint of its sister-events the Absa Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN will hero KwaZulu-Natal’s largest city. In addition to astonishing on route entertainment and rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s best middle distance runners, entrants will experience a 10km journey through the city, past a number of Durban’s iconic landmarks.”

“The Absa Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN route will be fast and flat,” continues Meyer. “Add to the mix near perfect weather conditions, our goal of making this the fastest 10km in the world becomes even more achievable. We will be targeting some big name athletes to race through the streets of Durban in October. South Africa’s best athletes will have another opportunity to race against the World’s Best, ultimately uplifting the standard of South Africa’s middle distance running. We look forward to welcoming runners to an unforgettable event that encourages all to ‘Run the 031’.”

South African 5000m Record Holder and Olympian, Elroy Gelant is brimming with excitement. “This is exactly what we need to boost the middle distance running in South Africa, opportunities that reward our efforts in terms of prize money and opportunities to compete against the best in the world at home. Racing these top guys at home makes us even hungrier. I am really looking forward to racing in Durban on 08 October.”

Howard Arrand, Provincial Head of Absa Business in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) says, “The province boasts one of the most diverse places in the world, in terms of offerings to a tourist. The diversity in cultures, subtropical climate, cuisine, natural landscapes and history is all astounding what better way to show off the city than to invite the world to take part in a run that shows off this gem.”

He adds, “Absa takes community building seriously as it is well aligned to our brand values, the sponsorship of the Absa Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN is a proof point where we answer our call – How can we help you?”

The Absa Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN highlights 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, People’s Park, Old Fort, Juma Mosque, Durban Maritime Museum, City Hall, Human Rights Memorial Hall and the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry to mention just a few.

Date: Sunday, 8 October 2017
Start 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 Open Date: Friday, 02 June 2017
Entries Close Date: Monday 25 September 2017

According to Brett Bellinger, Marketing Director PUMA South Africa, PUMA is proud to extend its partnership with Stillwater Sports and Absa by hosting a third major road running event. “With running continuing to be one of the major focus areas for the Brand globally and locally, we are excited to carry the success of the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN and Absa Joburg 10K CITYRUN over to Durban. The ‘Run Your City’ series supports PUMA’s strategy of growing PUMA Running and bringing exciting running events to South Africa.”

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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

For further information contact Jacky McClean via or email jacky@newsportmedia.tv