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Seen here:  Running enthusiasts enjoying the action of the 2018 ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN. 

Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson

Friday, 01 February 2019 marks the opening of entries for South Africa’s most loved 12km road run, the ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN.

Celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2019, the ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN is the first of three events that make up the ABSA ‘Run Your City Series’.  Joburg will host the 4th annual ABSA Joburg 10K CITYRUN on Tuesday, 24 September 2019 while Durban will close off the series with the 3rd annual ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday, 13 October 2019.

“We’re excited to kick off the 2019 ABSA ‘Run Your City Series’ in Cape Town with the 5th annual ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “A mass participation road running event, the ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN encourages runners of all ages (male and female) and walks of life to celebrate the magnificent city of Cape Town.  The 12km route will highlight iconic landmarks and boast magnificent views while featuring lively performances from some of Cape Town’s leading performing arts groups.”

“To date the ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN has enjoyed the attention of both local and international elite athletes including the likes of Morris Gachaga, Stephen Mokoka, Vivian Cheruiyot, Jackline Chepngeno, Irvette Van Zyl and Tish Jones to name just a few,” continues Meyer.  “We look forward to adding to this impressive list with the announcement of our 2019 event prize purse and South African athlete incentives prize purse.  Not only will SA’s cream of the crop get to race against the World’s best on home soil, but they will also be rewarded for specified time placings (and SA Records).  These will be announced at a later stage.  We can’t wait to get the 2019 ABSA ‘Run Your City Series’ started and look forward to welcoming runners to the start line of the ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN ready to #RunCapeTownYourWay.”

Bonga Sebesho, Head of Sponsorships at ABSA says, “The ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN has arguably become one of the most sought after races on the sporting calendar. As ABSA, we are looking forward to spending valuable time with our clients, families, professional runners, walkers and everyone who will be participating in this race. We would like to encourage Capetonians and everyone from all walks of life to enter and not miss this race.”

EVENT INFORMATIONABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN

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 Open: Friday, 01 February 2019
Entries Close: Monday, 06 May 2019

Facebook: Ctown12

Twitter: @CTown12

Instagram: @capetown_12

Hashtag:  #ABSARunYourCitySeries

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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ISSUED BY:                                            Newsport Media

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

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