15 May 2022
26 Jan 2022

Event Info

The organisers of South Africa’s premium Road Running series, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY (RYC) Series, are excited to announce that they have partnered with Dis-Chem Pharmacies.

 

As part of the 2021 Absa CAPE TOWN 12K CITYRUN COVID protocols all entrants are required to undergo a Rapid Antigen Test at Race Pack Collection, which will be administered on a first come first served basis. The Rapid Antigen Test must prove a negative result before an entrant will be permitted to collect their race pack and take part in the event.

 

In the event that an entrant shows a negative Rapid Antigen Test but is displaying Covid-19 symptoms such as a fever or feeling unwell, the entrant will be required to undergo a PCR Test, which must prove a negative result, before they are allowed to register. This must be undertaken separately by the entrant, at their own cost.

 

  • Absa Run Your City Series Event Performance T-shirt
  • Absa Peak Cap
  • DHL Water Bottle
  • Vawter 300ml Can
  • Coca-Cola 300ml Bottle
  • Race Number/Timing Chip
  • Absa Run Your City Series Finisher’s Medal
  • Route Entertainment
  • Tog Bag Drop and Collect Service
  • Transport Service (to start or from finish)
  • Venue: The Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street, Cape Town
  • Friday, 19 November 2021:  09h00 – 19h00
  • Saturday, 20 November 2021: 09h00 – 14h00
  • Entry Closing Date: 17 November 2021 (or when entry capacity has been reached)
  • There will be NO Race Pack Collection on the day of the event.

All entrants are to collect their own individual race packs – no one may collect on your behalf.

Free parking is available to race entrants during Race Pack Collection on the Grand Parade and the streets surrounding the city, this will also apply on race day.

Freed from geographical limitations, runners from around the World can now join the Run Your City Series (RYC Series) Running Club on Strava to take part in the same events and challenges, in new and exciting ways.

Inspiring our RYC Series community to live active healthy lifestyles by:

  • Connecting with like-minded individuals
    • Receive RYC Series information
    • Be notified of upcoming events and challenges
    • Opportunities to win exciting prizes

Download Strava to your phone today. To enter a RYC Series event and/or challenge remember to join the RYC Series Running Club on Strava. You can then join any event and/or challenge that you wish to participate in.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN IN ON THE FUN

The Absa Cape Town 12K CITYRUN will once again be the most exciting route to run with activity and entertainment along the way. You will be entertained along the way, together with dancers, drummers and so much more!

  • Due to COVID Protocols and National regulations, no substitutions will be permitted for the event.

Please park your vehicle and make your way to Grand Parade, there you will get onto the MyCiTi buses which will transport you to the start at Woodbridge Island, Milnerton.

 

The first bus leaves at 04h30 and the last bus leaves at 06h15. Please ensure you arrive early.

 

Route Intersection Description Time Time
Sat, 20 Nov
Lower Long St. – Between Walter Sisulu & Hans Strijdom Ave. Southbound Closure 09h00 14h30
Jetty St. – Between Lower Long & Lower Long St. Full Closure 09h00 14h30
Warf St. – Between Lower Long & Jetty St. Full Closure 09h00 14h30
Unnamed St. – Between Lower Long & Lower Loop St. Full Closure 09h00 14h30
Queen Victoria St. – Between Museum Rd & Wale St. Parking Bay Closure 15h00 11h30
Sun, 21 Nov
West Coast Rd. – Between Boundary & Loxton Rd. Full Closure 02h00 09h30
Darling St. – Between Buitenkant & Corporation St. Full Closure 02h00 08h00
Queen Victoria St. – Between Museum Rd & Wale St. Full Closure 04h00 11h30
Neptune St. – Between Marine Dr. & Carlisle St. Full Closure 05h00 09h30
Long St. – Between Hans Strijdom & Wale St. Full Closure 05h00 11h30
Auckland St. – Between Neptune St. & Section St. Full Closure 06h00 09h30
Marine Dr. Service Rd. – Between Verbena St & Section St. Full Closure 06h00 09h30
MyCiti Bus Lane – Between Section St. & Old Marine Dr. Full Closure 06h00 09h30
Shropshire St. – Between Neptune St. & Section St. Full Closure 06h00 09h30
Marine Dr. – Between Paarden Eiland Rd & Boundary Rd. Northbound Closure 06h30 09h15
Old Marine Dr. – Between the end of MyCiti Bus lane & Civic Ave. Full Closure 06h30 09h30
Hans Strijdom Ave. – Between Heerengracht St. & Loop St. Full Closure 06h30

 

12h00
Civic Ave. – Between Old Marine Dr. & Hertzog Blvd. Outbound Closure 06h45 10h30
Hertzog Blvd. – Between Civic Ave. & Heerengracht St. Inbound Closure 06h45 11h00
Heerengracht St. – Between Hertzog Blvd. & Strand St. Southbound Closure 06h45 11h30
Adderley St. – Between Strand St. & Wale St. Southbound Closure 06h45 11h30
Darling St. – Between Adderley St. & Parliament St. Full Closure 06h45 11h00
Government Ave & Museum Rd. Pedestrian Walkway 06h45 11h00
Spin/Bureau St. – Between Adderley St. & Plein St. Full Closure 06h45 11h30
Wale St. – Between Adderley & Long St. Westbound Closure 06h45 11h30
Wale St. – Between Loop & Burg St. Full Closure 06h45 11h30
Church St. – Between Burg St. & Long St. Full Closure 07h00 11h30
Longmarket St. – Between Loop St. & Long St. Full Closure 07h00 11h30
Shortmarket St. – Between Burg St. & Long St. Full Closure 07h00 11h30
Hout St. – Between Burg St. & Long St. Full Closure 07h00 11h30
Castle St. – Between Loop St. & Long St. Full Closure 07h00 11h30
Riebeek St. – Between St. Georges Mall & Sea St. Full Closure 07h00 11h30
Prestwich St – Between Long St. & Loop St. Full Closure 07h00 11h30

There is ample parking in the city surrounding the Grand Parade and Finish area.

Please park your vehicle and make your way to Grand Parade, there you will get onto the MyCiTi buses which will transport you to the start at Woodbridge Island, Milnerton.

 

Athletes participating in wheelchairs will be required to start at the back of the field.

Runners are seeded according to the times they indicated during the entries process.

 

Batch Start Times:

07h00        Female Contenders Start

07h10         Male Contenders Start

07h15         Start of Batch B

07h20         Start of Batch C

07h25         Start of Batch D

07h30         Start of Batch E

07h35         Start of Batch F

07h40         Start of Batch G

07h45         Start of Batch H

07h50         Start of Batch I

07h55         Start of Batch J

 

The batch holding areas are large enough to cater for social distancing – please ensure good spacing at all times.

 

Runners are to wear their masks whilst in the in the start batches. You may only remove your mask once your race has started.

 

  1. The race starts in Marine Drive and you will be making your way toward Table Mountain.
  2. You will turn left into Neptune Road and will proceed to turn right onto the MyCiTi Bus route. The next couple of kilometres will be on the red route until you reach the city where you will turn right into Civic Avenue.
  3. In Civic Avenue you will keep to the left before turning left into Hertzog Boulevard.
  4. Your next refreshment point will be awaiting you on the left before you turn left again into Adderley Street.
  5. You will carry on all the way up Adderley Street with the traffic and up into Government Ave through the Gardens.
  6. You will then turn right and run along the pathway in front of the SA Museum, and then right again into Queen Victoria Street, before turning left into Wale Street.
  7. You will turn right into Long Street and continue using the entire width of the road until you cross the finish line.

 

  • The 20m before and after the Finish line are a ‘No Go zone’ and Covid compliant area. Please ensure you are spaced out as you cross the finish line and keep your arms away from your race number so that you can be photographed and recorded clearly.
  • No one must accompany you into the finish or over the line. “Selfies” and stopping will not be allowed in the No Go Zone – please keep moving to exit the No Go Zone where you should reapply your mask. Everyone must be masked when outside of this zone.
  • Keep moving as you are directed into a lane where you will receive your finishers medal and cold refreshments.
  • The tog bag trucks will be stationed in Lower Long Street where you can collect your tog bag before exiting the Event Zone.
  • Congratulations, you did it, your race is over. When you are out of the finish area, you return to normal Covid restrictions and must comply with Covid regulations. Please do not gather in large numbers.
  • Long Street restaurants and coffee shop retail stores will be open and willing to assist anyone wishing to find somewhere for post-event eats, drinks and celebrations.

 

An on-going drive to drastically reduce SUP’s by 85% and strive for a plastic-free, mass participation, road running series in the near future.

Each participant will receive a DHL water bottle to encourage you to run with your own water. Refill water stations will be available on route.

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