April 19, 2024

Prize purse to lure top runners to Absa Run Your City 10km series

Some of the world’s top elite athletes will line up against South Africa’s finest 10 km runners to battle it out for more than one and a half million rand in prize-money at the Absa Run Your City (RYC) Series of 10 km races this year.

The RYC Series comprises five mass participation events spread across five vibrant cities: kicking off with the RYC 10km race in Gqeberha on Sunday, 7 April, followed by Cape Town on Sunday, 12  May, in Durban on Sunday,  7 July and Tshwane on Sunday, 25 August. The series concludes with the last race in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 24 September.

Stillwater Sports, the team behind the acclaimed road running series, is thrilled to reveal that the RYC Series will boast a substantial, combined prize purse of R 1,560,000.00 in 2024.

Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports, who founded the series in 2015, says the aim is to inspire athletes to arrive fully prepared and determined to give their best performance on race day.

“Each of the five events will feature a total prize purse of R312,000. Within this allocation, R252,000 will be earmarked for the Open Category, with R126,000 dedicated to the Top 10 Open Men and R126,000 to the Top 10 Open Women. Additionally, R60,000 will be designated for Age Categories,” explains Meyer.

“The top male and female finishers in each city will be awarded R30,000 each, with R25,000 going to the second-place finishers and R20,000 to the third-place finishers. The Age Category Prize Purse will be distributed among the top three finishers in each of the Junior, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, and 70+ Age Categories.”

“Each event will showcase a spectacular route, highlighting the splendor of its host city and offering fierce competition as South Africa’s elites take on the world’s top athletes. By providing a substantial prize purse, we aim to inspire athletes to arrive fully prepared and determined to give their best performance on race day. We are proud to be able to recognize and reward these athletes for their dedication and support.”

“We are dedicated to delivering five exceptional mass participation road races on South African soil in 2024. Witnessing world-class performances on home soil is always a thrill, and we can’t wait to get the 2024 season underway,” adds Meyer.

In 2024, each of the five races will showcase unique, city-specific medals, adding a personalized touch to the participant experience reflective of the host city’s essence and character.

To view the Prize Purse Breakdown, visit https://runyourcityseries.com/

Visit www.runyourcityseries.com for more information.

Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K by Tobias Ginsberg
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