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Runners can make their run count by supporting one of five local charities (Reach for a Dream, help2read, Cotlands, Cape of Good Hope SPCA and Die Burger Kinderfonds) when entering the iconic Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K that will take place in the Mother City on Sunday 15 May 2022.

 

“We are proud to continue supporting five of Cape Town’s remarkable charities,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “The past two years have been exceptionally tough, but these charities have persevered and continue to make a difference in the lives of so many individuals and animals. We would like to urge the running community to support one or all five charities by making a donation when entering the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K online. No donation is too small and will go a long way in enabling the charities to continue with their selfless work.”

 

Established in 1988, Reach For A Dream seeks to inspire hope and help children to believe in the power of dreams. 

Our goal and focus is to ensure that no child that has been diagnosed with a life threatening illnesses, goes without knowing the power of a dream,” says Kerry Donkin, Reach For A Dream Foundation Regional Manager. “In 2022 we hope to fulfil over 1800 dreams and aim to take our dreamers on a journey of hope through the power of a dream. It has been wonderful being a part of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K. Not only does this event encourage runners and walkers to stay active and healthy, it also encourages participants to give back to those in need. It speaks to the kind and generous spirits of South Africans. No donation is too small as every bit counts and will help us keep dreams alive.” For further information on Reach For a Dream please visit:  www.reachforadream.org.za

 

A non-profit organisation, help2read’s mission is to erase illiteracy in South Africa’s disadvantaged communities, one literacy lesson at a time.  Since the organisation’s first one-on-one reading session in 2006, help2read has worked in over 400 schools and reached 23 000 children through their literacy programmes.

“We love that the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series celebrates South Africa’s diverse cities! What a fantastic way to draw attention to our wonderful cities,” says Nikki Knowler, Help2read Business Development Manager. “We are proud to be an official charity of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K. The event creates so much  awareness for the help2read cause. We are looking forward to the unity and excitement that the day brings. For any runners looking to crowdfund for an NGO please keep help2read in mind. Any funds raised go directly to our reading support programmes which provide vital reading assistance to children who are behind in their reading.” For more information on help2read please visit:  www.help2read.org

 

Cotlands is a registered non-profit organisation that focuses on early childhood development (ECD) with a rich 85-year history of serving young, vulnerable children. Cotlands’ vision is to see children thrive in their formative years by increasing their access to quality play-based early learning opportunities. 

“Cotlands is proud to be associated with such a great fitness event where anyone and everyone can do good by running for a worthy cause,” says Natalie Frank, Cotlands Marketing Manager. “We have ECD programmes running in three of the provinces (Cape Town, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng) so it is wonderful to be aligned to a sporting event that also has a national presence. The pandemic has resulted in even more young, vulnerable children with no access to early learning programmes. For us to build a brighter future for our children, we need to unite and collectively invest in access to early childhood development so that children can have the best start to life. The collective support from runners to give back to the NGO sector is so inspiring for us, as it demonstrates the public’s appreciation of the vital role that we play in servicing and developing our communities for the better.” For further information on Cotlands please visit: www.cotlands.org

 

Established in 1872, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the founding society of the SPCA movement in South Africa and is the oldest animal welfare organisation in the country. A registered non-profit organisation and Public Benefit Organisation, the society relies on the support of concerned individuals and corporates to continue operating.  

“The Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K is an incredible event,” says Belinda Abraham, The Cape of Good Hope SPCA Spokesperson. “The Cape of Good Hope SPCA will celebrate it’s 150th anniversary on 20 May. We’re hoping that animal lovers from across the Western Cape (and surrounds) will join in on our celebration by donating R150, that is R1 for each year that we’ve been at the forefront of animal rescue. This will enable us to continue ensuring that ‘life’s a party’ for every animal that we are able to place in a loving home.  That’s an average of 1000 animals every year. Of course, you can’t invite people to a party without there being something in it for them, so a very special surprise awaits everyone who donates R150 or more. We will be setting up a specific birthday page for the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K were donations can easily be made. We can’t wait to see everybody out on the roads and witness the amazing spirit of Cape Town in action for animals.” For more information please visit:  www.capespca.co.za

 

Started in 1957, Die Burger Kinderfonds is a non-profit organisation that assists children in the community that are in need of trauma counselling 

According to Suzaan Potgieter, Die Burger Kinderfonds Co-ordinator, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K is one of the most entertaining and fun running events in SA. “After two years of isolation and staying at home, it will be great to see so many people being active and enjoying themselves in the outdoors,” says Potgieter. “I am also thinking of participating this year (a first for me and my friends), so we are preparing really hard and looking forward to it. We love to see the creative ways in which people raise funds for our cause so we’d like to invite runners to share their fundraising ideas with us via Facebook, our handle is @burgerkinderfonds. We will publish a photo of them along with a description of their fundraising initiative to help generate support. We are truly thankful to each and every runner that supports us. We can’t wait to run with you at the 2022 Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K.” For more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/burgerkinderfonds

 

EVENT INFORMATION:  Absa RUN YOUR CITY SERIES 

The Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series is a diverse 10km road running series that brings together avid runners, walkers and individuals looking to live healthier lifestyles. Although emphasis is placed on hosting a mass participation road race that highlights city landmarks, includes magnificent views and  features lively performances from some of the host city’s leading performing arts groups, all three events will also boast an exciting Contender Programme (aimed at the racing snakes) while boasting an impressive Prize Purse. 

 

1.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K Date: Sunday 15 May 2022
  Entry Fee:

Standard (Licensed): R235.00

Gold Package (Licensed): R900.00

Temporary Licence: R40.00

  Entries Open: Tuesday 01 February 2022
  Entries Close: Monday 09 May 2022
   
2.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K Date: Sunday 10 July 2022
  Entry Fee:

Standard (Licensed): R235.00

Gold Package (Licensed): R900.00

Temporary Licence: R50.00

  Entries Open: Tuesday 08 March 2022
  Entries Close: Monday 04 July 2022
   
3.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K Date: Saturday 24 September 2022
  Entry Fee:

Standard (Licensed): R235.00

Gold Package (Licensed): R900.00

Temporary Licence: R40.00

  Entries Open: Tuesday 05 April 2022
  Entries Close: Sunday 18 September 2022
   
4.       Absa RYC Series

·         Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K

·         Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K

·         Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K

Combined Entry Fee: R550.00

What do you get? Entry fee includes a spectacular sponsor hamper in addition to all the special offerings and add-ons of all three races. 

 

 

 

EARLY ENTRY INCENTIVE: Enter the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K between 01 February – 01 March, Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K between 08 March – 05 April and/or Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K between 05 April  – 03 May and stand a chance to win a magnificent PUMA Hamper to the value of R25 000. There are three PUMA Hampers available (one per event).

 

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/