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Stillwater Sports is proud to welcome DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, as the logistics partner of the innovative Absa Run Your City Series.

“Welcoming DHL Express as a logistics partner is a major coup for the Absa Run Your City Series,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “The Absa Run Your City Series boasts three mass road running events:    Absa Joburg 10K CITYRUN (24 September 2018), Absa Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN (14 October 2018) and Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN (May 2019) that takes place in the three major cities (Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town).  Each event highlights the beauty and splendour of its host city, encourages mass participation, boasts magnificent on route entertainment and attracts the attention of both local and international runners.  Hosting three events of such a magnitude in three major cities requires impeccable logistical knowhow.  A leader in its field, DHL Express is renowned for its expertise and professional approach to business.  Together with their support we look forward to building on the Absa Run Your City Series experience.”

“We are proud to add the Absa Run Your City Series to DHL’s existing local sport sponsorship portfolio in South Africa,” says Megan Roper, Head of Marketing, DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa.  “The Absa Run Your City Series provides a great opportunity for DHL to connect with consumers in the three major metros.  Our slogan at DHL Express is ‘Excellence, Simply Delivered’ and we aim to demonstrate this at every opportunity.  We have watched the series grow since its inception and we’re eager to deliver some DHL flair to it.”

“Our partnership with the Absa Run Your City Series will provide a great platform for us to showcase our capabilities,” continues Roper.  “As official logistics partner to 100s of events across the globe, we know that great is in the detail. We are thrilled to provide our logistics expertise to the Absa Run Your City Series. DHL’s contribution towards the success of the event includes (but is not limited to) the allocation of trucks and vehicles for the transport of infrastructure, runner tog-bag transportation and branding as well as collections and deliveries prior, during and post event.  Runners can look forward to seeing some engaging DHL activations along the route, including the DHL Mile To Go and the DHL Recovery Zone in the finish area.”


The Absa Joburg 10K CITYRUN turns three in 2018.  Iconic landmarks to look out for on route will include:  the Nelson Mandela Bridge, Absa Bank City, Constitution Hill, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Wits University and Ellis Park Stadium to mention just a few.

Date: Monday, 24 September 2018
Start Time: 08:00
Venue: Start – Absa Bank City in Johannesburg
  Finish – Mary Fitzgerald Square (Newtown)
Entry Fee: Standard Entry:  R170 (licensed) / R190 (unlicensed)

Gold Package Entry:  R850 (licensed) /R870 (unlicensed)

CHARITY SUPPORT:  When entering online runners can choose to support one (or all three) of the event’s charities:   the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, the Johannesburg SPCA and the Reach For A Dream Foundation. 

Facebook:  Joburg-10K

Twitter:  @joburg10K

Instagram:  @Joburg10K

Official hashtag:  #J10krun

Website:  www.joburg10k.com


Celebrating its 2nd anniversary in 2018, the Absa Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN grants entrants the unique opportunity to explore their city on foot.  In addition to lively on-route entertainment and rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s best middle distance runners, the 2018 Absa Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN route will also highlight a number of Durban’s iconic landmarks.

Date: Sunday, 14 October 2018
Entry Fee: Standard Entry:  R170 (licensed) / R190 (unlicensed)

Gold Package Entry:  R850 (licensed) / R870 (unlicensed)

Enter: Online:  www.durban10k.com
  Instore:  Totalsports – Gateway, Westville Pavilion, Musgrave, West Street, Pinetown, The Bluff, Bridge City, City View and Chatsworth

The Absa Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN is proudly hosted by KZN Athletics.  

CHARITY SUPPORTWhen entering online runners (and walkers) can support one of five Durban based charities:  1. The Reach For A Dream Foundation, 2. TREE, 3. Durban & Coast SPCA, 4. LIV Village and/or 5. iThemba Lethu.

Facebook:  Durban10k

Twitter:  @Durban10k

Instagram:  @Durban10k

Official hashtag:  #AbsaRunYourCity

Website:  www.durban10k.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.


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