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The Absa RUN YOUR CITY (RYC) Series is inviting runners to take part in one of its “tougher” Strava Challenges – the RUN.CLIMB.RUN Challenge – this coming Sunday 03 April 2022.


“The RUN.CLIMB.RUN Challenge is definitely one of our tougher Strava challenges,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “It’s good to get out of one’s comfort zone. The good news is that this challenge does not require speed, slow and steady can also win the race. Runners will need to complete the challenge any time between 05:00 – 23:00 on Sunday. They can also run any distance. We are looking for the runner that clocks the most amount of climbing, irrespective of the distance run. Run hill repeats in your neighbourhood or go for a scenic mountain adventure. The ten runners to clock the most climbing on the day will go into a lucky draw and stand a chance to win a pair of PUMA NITRO running shoes. These runners stand a 1 in 10 chance to win. I like the odds. May the best climber win.”


EVENT INFORMATION:  Absa RYC Series Running Club / RUN.CLIMB.RUN Challenge

Date:  Sunday 03 April 2022

Time:  between 05:00 – 23:00

Activity:  any distance

Route:  Runners can choose their own location and route


How to join Challenge #3 / RUN.CLIMB.RUN Challenge:

  1. Runners are to “join” the RYC Series Running Club on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/rycs
  2. If runners have not done so yet, they will need to create a Strava Account before they can join the club.
  3. Runners are to join CLIMB.RUN event on the RYC Series Running Club by clicking on the orange “I’m in” button displayed next to the Event listing.
  4. Runners must record their run using a smartphone (Android or iPhone device) or smart watch (Garmin, TomTom, Suunto, Fitbit, Polar etc.)
  5. Runners must share their elevation gain, activities, pictures and routes to the RYC Series Strava Club page
  6. All activities logged during the event period must be uploaded to Strava no later than 23:00 on Sunday 03 April 2022.


WIN WIN WIN:  The 10 runners and walkers to clock the most climbing will go into a luck draw to win an AWESOME pair of PUMA NITRO Running Shoes. Don’t forget to share your activity to the RYC Series Running Club on Strava within the stipulated time frame. The winner will be selected by random draw and announced on the RYC Series Running Club page on Monday 04 April 2022.


More about the PUMA NITRO Range:

Years of research and testing have gone into five key styles—Deviate, Deviate Elite, Velocity, Liberate, and Eternity—all featuring PUMA’s cutting-edge supercritical foam technology, NITRO.  NITRO foam makes the shoes extremely lightweight and responsive, to help runners use less energy and run comfortably so that they can reach their goals.  For more information on the PUMA NITRO Range visit https://go.puma.com/7if


PLEASE NOTE: All runners should protect their health and safety and that of others by social distancing while running. Runners are encouraged to stay up to date on the latest news and guidelines from their local and national authorities.



1.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K Date: Sunday 15 May 2022
  Entries Open: Tuesday 01 February 2022
2.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K Date: Sunday 10 July 2022
  Entries Open: Tuesday 08 March 2022
3.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K Date: Saturday 24 September 2022
  Entries Open: Tuesday 05 April 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/