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The Absa Run Your City Series (RYCS) Heritage Day Virtual Run has entered Race Week with over 15 000 runners preparing to ‘Run Their City’ on Thursday 24 September 2020 (National Heritage Day).

“We are thankful to each and every runner that has entered the Virtual Run,” says Dezroy Poole, Director of Stillwater Sports.  “The event would not be possible without your support.  We are also extremely thankful for those runners who made a donation towards our official charities when entering.  Our charities have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and they truly do appreciate any form of support.”

“Our team has had a great time preparing for the Virtual Run,” continues Poole.  “This year we are excited to also be able to ‘Run Our City’ on National Heritage Day.  We would like to plead with all runners to please remember to adhere to all legal government regulations for exercise on race day.  Let’s celebrate Heritage Day together Virtually and responsibly.”


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

Event DateThursday 24 September 2020 / National Heritage Day

Time:  Start – 06:30 / Cut Off – 12:00


Tracking AppThe 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.  Be sure to do a “Practice Run” with the App before 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 more information CLICK HERE


WIN with TotalsportsStand a chance to win a R5000 Totalsports shopping voucher!  All you have to do is upload a photograph of yourself before, during or after your run on Race Day.  Tag @totalsports_sa while using the hashtags #TotalsportsRunfie and #AbsaRunYourCity and you could be the lucky winner.


WIN with the President HotelOne lucky runner will win a weekend stay for two at the President Hotel in Bantry Bay.  The prize is valued at R7500 and includes a VIP stay in a sea view apartment and delicious breakfast. To be eligible for the prize, on race day, runners need to upload a photograph of themselves before, during or after their run, in their best Heritage Day themed outfit.

Remember to Tag:  @ThePresidentCT / Twitter, @thepresidentct / Instagram and @PresidentHotelCapeTown / Facebook.  Also include the following Hashtag: #AbsaRunYourCity.  T’s & C’s apply.  Prizes are subject to availability, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Prize is valid for 1 year and blackout dates may apply.  No substitutions.


PUMA Beat Bolt SprintThe iconic #ForeverFaster PUMA Beat Bolt Sprint is set to go virtual at the Absa RYCS Heritage Day Virtual Run.  Be sure to reserve some energy and give it your all over the final 100m.  The male and female runner with the fastest time will each take home a R10 000 PUMA Retail Shopping Experience.

Additional PUMA Prizes up for grabs:  Absa RYCS Heritage Day Virtual Run participants that secure the following sprint times will qualify for discount vouchers instore at PUMA:

  • Under 15 seconds for 100m: 30% discount off a purchase at the PUMA store
  • Under 20 seconds for 100m: 20% discount off a purchase at the PUMA store
  • Under 25 seconds for 100m: 15% discount off a purchase at the PUMA store


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.


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


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 on the Absa Run Your City Series Heritage Day Virtual Run email entries@thecapetown12.com, entries@durban10k.com or entries@joburg10k.com or visit https://runyourcityseries.com/