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Seen here (from left to right):  Craig Stachan, Petro Neethling and Conrad Koorts were part of the pacesetting team at the 2017 Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN. 

Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson

A group of twenty reputable runners will set the pace for fellow runners (who have very specific finishing goals) at the 5th annual Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN, the Cape’s premier 10km road race, on Sunday, 19 May 2019. 

“I have run and pace set at the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN since the event’s inception in 2015,” says Rassie Pretorius.  “It’s definitely one of the more prestigious events on the calendar.  The point to point nature makes it more of an experience.  The Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN does not disappoint with unique features that include:  a bus pick up at the Grand Parade, a carnival at the start in Milnerton with the Instagram friendly views, entertainment along the route, the novelty of running on the bus lanes and the PUMA Beat Bolt Sprint area where you can test the flexibility of your hamstrings to mention just a few.  These features just make the race Top Class.”

“The aim of pace setting is to run the race in a particular time (at an even effort) in order to assist other runners to run that specific goal time,” continues Pretorius.  “Pace setting is especially helpful to novice runners that have a specific goal time in mind, but that are not sure at what pace to run.  Being a pace setter is very satisfying as you get to help other runners to realize their dreams.”

“The Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN is one of the few events where we actually have to select a pacing team,” adds Pretorius.  “We will look at their pacing history and record to ensure that we get a very strong team on the day.  We will publish all our activities on the Western Province Pace Setters Facebook group.  You’ll be able to spot us on the day by looking for the flags that we carry.  The goal time will be on the top most flag.  We look forward to helping runners realize their dreams at this top class event.”


Date: Sunday, 19 May 2019
Start Venue: Woodbridge Island, c/o R27 and Loxton Road, Milnerton (Cape Town)
Finish Venue: Bree Street (Cape Town, CBD)
Entry Fee: Standard Entry: R185 (licensed) / R225 (unlicensed)

Gold Package Entry: R850 (licensed) / R890 (unlicensed)

Entries Close: Monday, 06 May 2019

Charity Support: When entering online, runners can choose to make a monetary donation towards either or  all four of the Absa Cape Town ONERUN Charities: 1. help2read, 2. Cotlands, 3. Die Burger Kinderfonds and 4. The Cape Of Good Hope SPCA.

This year each event charity has also been allocated x100 entries which will be available at R500 each. When entering online, runners can choose this specific entry option. The proceeds will go directly to the selected charity.

Facebook: Ctown12 / @help2read / Cotlands / CapeofGoodHopeSPCA / Die Burger Kinderfonds

Twitter: @CTown12 /@help2read / @Cotlands / @CapeSPCA

Instagram: CapeTown_12 /help2readsouthafrica / Cotlands / CapeSPCA

Hashtag: #AbsaRunYourCity

Website: www.thecapetown12.com

About the Absa Run Your City Series:

Absa is proud to once again bring you the Absa Run Your City Series which comprises of three unique mass participation events that integrate business involvement, family, diversity, investment in community, world class achievement and fun for all participants, both individuals and businesses alike. 

Each of the races are developed to take participants through the historical routes around each city, thereby adding a tourism element to each race, making it more than a race but an economic opportunity for each community. 

The Absa Run Your City Series is made up of three races around South Africa, namely, the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN, the Absa Joburg 10K CITYRUN and the Absa Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN.

For further information please visit www.runyourcityseries.com


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