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Calling all runners! Now’s your chance to turn your miles into smiles by taking on the Absa RUN YOUR CITY (RYC) Series’ latest Strava Challenge, the RUN FOR A CAUSE Challenge on Saturday, 05 March 2022!


“We are excited to give the RYC Community the opportunity to put their love for running to good use by taking on the Absa RYC’s RUN FOR A CAUSE Challenge,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and founder of the Absa RYC Series. “SA’s charities have been hard hit by the pandemic. These charities will welcome any form of support, be it monetory, product donations or time offered. When taking on the RUN FOR A CAUSE Challenge on Strava, runners nationwide can either support one of the RYC Charities or a charity of their choice. Taking place on Saturday 05 March 2022 between 05:00 – 23:00, runners can choose their own distance, location and route. Remember to capture and share your activities, routes, photos and dedicated cause to the RYC Series Club Page on Strava.  Don’t forget to include #RunYourCity #RunForACause #RunPuma. A pair of magnificent PUMA NITRO running shoes is up for grabs.”


EVENT INFORMATION:  Absa RYC Series Running Club / RUN FOR A CAUSE Challenge

Date:  Saturday 05 March 2022

Time:  between 05:00 – 23:00

Activity:  any distance

Route:  Runners can choose their own location and route


How to join Challenge #2:

  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 RUN FOR A CAUSE 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. All activities logged during the event period must be uploaded to Strava no later than 23:00 on Saturday, 05 March 2022.


WIN WIN WIN:  All runners and walkers who complete the ‘RUN FOR A CAUSE’ Challenge and share their activity to the RYC Series Running Club on Strava within the stipulated time frame stand the chance of winning a pair of PUMA NITRO running shoes. The winner will be selected by random draw and announced on the RYC Series Running Club page on Monday 07 March 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



CHARITY SUPPORT: In 2022 the Absa RUN YOUR CITY SERIES will support 11 iconic charities.



  1. Reach for a Dream (RFAD)
  2. help2read
  3. Cotlands
  4. Cape of Good Hope SPCA
  5. Die Burger Kinderfonds



  1. Durban & Coast SPCA
  2. iThemba Lethu
  3. Reach For A Dream Foundation (RFAD)
  4. TREE
  5. LIV Village



  1. Reach For A Dream Foundation (RFAD)
  2. Cotlands
  3. Johannesburg SPCA
  4. Johannesburg Heritage Foundation


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/