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Seen here:  Kenya’s Morris Gachaga obliterated the field at the 3rd annual Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN in 2017.  Gachaga completed the 10km race in a lightning fast time of 33:27.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

The fourth running of the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN that will be held on Sunday, 20 May 2018 will inject an additional R50 000 into the event’s prize purse to increase the overall prize money from R200 000 to R250 000, which means that first prize for both men and women climbs from R25 000 to R30 000, making it the most well paid race in the country for races over the 10km distance or similar.

“The Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN has established itself as one of the premier road races on the South African calendar, attracting the best in South Africa.  We feel it is only right that we reward the loyalty of the South African athletes who make the journey to Cape Town every year. One way we can do that is by increasing the prize money.   Thanks to the support of our valued sponsors we are proud to be able to announce the increase,” says Stillwater Sports Managing Director, Michael Meyer.

The 2nd and 3rd place prize allocations also increase from R13 000 and R10 000 to R17 000 and R13 000 respectively.

Prize Money for the Senior Athletes goes down to 10th position, with Juniors, Veterans, Masters and Grand Master as well as the 70+ age grouper earning prize money from 1st to 3rd.

The impressive prize purse has seen not only South Africa’s best compete in the race, but a multitude of international athletes too have made their way down to the Mother City to compete in the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN every year since its inception. The prize money as well as the injection of international athletes has seen a vast improvement in the level of South Africa’s best athletes, raising the overall standard of road running in South Africa.

“We believe that the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN has bridged an important gap in the South African Road Running platform,” continues Meyer.  “The reputation of the race has generated substantial interest from abroad.  Last year (2017) we saw the fastest ever 10km time in the World clocked by Morris Gachaga (33:27).  Over the next few weeks we will announce a number of international athletes who are interested in coming to race in Cape Town on 20 May.”


Date: Sunday, 20 May 2018
Start Venue: Woodbridge Island, c/o R27 and Loxton Road, Milnerton (Cape Town)
Finish Venue: Bree Street (Cape Town, CBD)
Entry Fee: Standard Entry:  R170 (licensed) / R205 (unlicensed)

Gold Package Entry:  R850 (licensed) / R885 (unlicensed)

Charity SupportWhen entering online, runners can choose to support either or both the Absa Cape Town ONERUN Charities:  Die Burger Kersfonds and The Cape Of Good Hope SPCA.

Facebook: Ctown12 / CapeofGoodHopeSPCA / @DBKersfonds

Twitter: @CTown12

Instagram: CapeTown_12 / CapeSPCA

Hashtag:  #CT12Run

Website:  www.thecapetown12.com

The Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN forms part of the “Absa Run Your City Series” that includes the Absa Joburg 10K CITYRUN (taking place on Monday, 24 September 2018 / Heritage Day) and the Absa Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN (taking place on Sunday, 14 October 2018).

Runners taking part in all three events will be rewarded with an unrivalled event experience, a Absa Run Your City Series Performance T-shirt and medal on completion of the third race, the Absa Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN, where a special hospitality area awaits.

This prize purse increase will apply to the Absa Run Your City Series.  The full prize purse breakdown is listed below:

OPEN JUNIOR 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+
1  R30 000,00  R3 000,00  R3 000,00  R3 000,00  R3 000,00  R3 000,00
2  R17 000,00  R2 000,00  R2 000,00  R2 000,00  R2 000,00  R2 000,00
3  R13 000,00  R1 000,00  R1 000,00  R1 000,00  R1 000,00  R1 000,00
4  R8 000,00
5  R7 000,00
6  R6 000,00
7  R5 000,00
8  R4 000,00
9  R3 000,00
10  R2 000,00

For further information please visit www.runyourcityseries.com  For more information on the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN visit www.thecapetown12.com or email entries@thecapetown12.com

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.


ISSUED BY:                                            Newsport Media

ON BEHALF OF:                                  Absa Run Your City Series a Stillwater Sports Initiative