22 Apr Absa RYC Series teams up with the Sports Science Institute of South Africa
By Jacky McClean
Going one step further to help optimise runner performance at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY (RYC) Series in 2022, event organisers are excited to welcome the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) as the official health and fitness content sponsor of SA’s leading 10km road running series which includes the: Absa RYC CAPE TOWN 10K (Sunday 15 May 2022), Absa RYC DURBAN 10K (Sunday 10 July 2022) and Absa RYC JOBURG 10K (Saturday 24 September 2022).
“We are thrilled to welcome SSISA as the health and fitness content sponsor of all three Absa RYC Series events,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RYC Series. “SSISA possesses a wealth of knowledge that is guaranteed to benefit each and every runner, whether an elite or newcomer to the sport. From training programmes to nutritional advice and access to experts, with SSISA’s guidance runners in Cape Town, Durban and Joburg are guaranteed to be ready both physically and mentally come race day.”
SSISA’s goal is to optimise the sporting performance and health of all South Africans through the execution, application, and dissemination of science. Since 1994 SSISA, in collaboration with UCT’s Health through Physical Activity and Lifestyle (HPALS) research centre, has been a game-changer in sports performance, sports injury prevention, and promoting healthy living.
According to Dr Mandla Moyo, SSISA CEO, the institution aims to positively impact lives, while making SSISA’s services, interventions and expertise accessible to all South Africans. “We strive to educate and guide South Africans to safe and scientifically based exercise principles. Our vision is that our reach will have no boundaries and our impact will be globally meaningful,” says Dr Moyo. “The Absa RYC Series is a great national series that not onlypromotes health, but also the fun side of exercise and community. What greater opportunity to reach people than through a national event that encourages people to be active? We look forward to building a strong empowered running community that will speak to SSISA as the most trusted partner in Sport Science.”
SSISA’s online services and expertise will be showcased by the Absa RYC Series through the sharing of training programmes to get people from couch to 10k injury free, as well as weekly training, running and injury prevention tips and advice. For more information on SSISA please visit www.ssisa.com
TRAINING PROGRAMMES: With the Cape Town event first on the cards in 2022, a comprehensive “Couch to 10K” and a “Sub 60min” training programme will be available for download from the Absa RYC CAPE TOWN 10K website compliments of SSISA.
EVENT INFORMATION: 2022 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series
|Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K||Date: Sunday 15 May 2022|
|Entries Close: Monday 09 May 2022|
|Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K||Date: Sunday 10 July 2022|
|Entries Close: Monday 04 July 2022|
|Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K||Date: Saturday 24 September 2022|
|Entries Close: Sunday 18 September 2022|
SA ELITE ATHLETE PROGRAMME: The Absa RYC Series has launched the 2022 SA Elite Athlete Programme aimed at providing South African runners with the opportunity to run world class times on South African soil. The programme is aimed at ensuring that the best South African athletes compete in the Absa RYC Series, against some of the best athletes in the world, and are rewarded for world class performances.
PRIZE PURSE: The 2022 Absa RYC Series boasts a whopping combined prize purse to the value of R870 000. Athletes that form part of the SA Elite Athlete Programme and Contender Programme will also be eligible to win their share in the event prize purse at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K, Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K and Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K.
To view the 2022 Absa RYC CAPE TOWN 10K Prize Purse breakdown please visit https://bit.ly/C10KPrizePurseBreakdown
CHARITY SUPPORT: When entering the Absa RYC CAPE TOWN 10K online entrants can choose to support five local charities:
1. Reach for a Dream (RFAD), 2. help2read, 3. Cotlands, 4. Cape of Good Hope SPCA and 5. Die Burger Kinderfonds.
PLEASE NOTE: The event organisers will at all times adhere to Government Regulations regarding COVID-19.
Facebook: @sportssiencesa / @CapeTown10k / @Durban10k / @Joburg10k
Instagram: sportscience_sa / CapeTown10k / Durban10k / Joburg10k
Hashtag: #RunYourCity #AbsaRunYourCity #RunPuma
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 threeunique 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/