14 Aug Innovative Absa RYCS “Schools Challenge” bound to spark exciting competition
By Jacky McClean
In celebration of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series’ Tshwane debut on Sunday 27 August 2023, event organizer Stillwater Sports is excited to introduce an innovative “Schools Challenge” that is bound to spark exciting competition amongst the leading athletics schools in the region.
“The Schools Challenge is an exciting opportunity for schools and learners to experience the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series.
“Because a little ‘friendly competition’ goes a long way, all schools are encouraged to enter as many learners as possible. While fueling a passion for the sport of road running, the challenge aims to excite junior runners and encourage team spirit, while generating friendly rivalries amongst other schools.”
The Schools Challenge will consist of separate Boys and Girls divisions, with participation open to athletes aged 14 years and above. Schools can enter as many learners as possible, but only the Top 10 finishing times in each division will be tallied, with incredible prizes being awarded to the Top 5 Boys Teams and Top 5 Girls Teams. The winning teams (Boys and Girls) will take home a well-deserved Floating Trophy.
“The Schools Challenge will boast a special discounted entry fee of R200, this includes a temporary licence,” continues Meyer.
“To add a personal touch and make the process as enjoyable as possible, a dedicated ‘Group Entries’ collection point for the schools will be available at Race Pack Collection.”
The Schools Wave will start in a specific batch, ensuring that all learners are grouped together, and athletes can display team cohesion by dressing alike and/or wearing their school colours. The results will be made public in the days following the race.
“We encourage the schools to incorporate the event t-shirt into their dress code,” adds Meyer. “That way they’ll still be part of the ‘sea of red’ on event day. We’d like to invite all schools to take up the challenge and join us in Tshwane ready to #RunYourCity.”
EVENT INFORMATION: Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K “Schools Challenge”
Entry Fee: R200.00 per entrant (inclusive of Temporary Licence)
Entries Open: Tuesday 15 August 2023
Entries Close: Monday 21 August 2023
Enter via this link: https://forms.gle/GLJs34qWdxpqyVkw5
The Top 5 Boys and Girls Teams will be awarded the following prizes:
Each member of the team of 10 will receive:
1st Place: PUMA running shoes valued at R2000+ and a PUMA Cap
2nd Place: PUMA tracksuit and PUMA Cap
3rd Place: PUMA Bag and PUMA Cap
4th Place: PUMA T-shirt and PUMA Cap
5th Place: PUMA Cap
EVENT INFORMATION: 2023 Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K
Date: Sunday 27 August 2023
Start Time: 08:00
Start & Finish Venue: Union Buildings (Government Ave, Pretoria)
Entry Fee: · Licenced Runners R240.00 · Non Licenced Runner R240.00 plus Temp Licence R50.00 Standard Entry Includes: · Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Event Performance T-shirt · Absa Peak Cap · Absa Drawstring Bag · Absa Socks · Absa Shoelaces · DHL Water Bottle · Race Number with Timing Chip · Sponsor Route Entertainment Points · Route Entertainment Points · 2 x Refreshment Stations on Route · Tog Bag Drop and Collect Service · Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Finisher’s Medal
CHARITY SUPPORT: When entering the Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K online, runners and walkers can choose to support three local charities: Reach for A Dream, Cotlands and the Tshwane SPCA.
WIN A CHERY TIGGO 4 PRO URBAN VEHICLE: One lucky entrant will go home with a stylish Chery Tiggo 4 Pro Urban Vehicle valued at over R308 900.00 compliments of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series and event partners Chery South Africa and Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance. To be in the running to win this fantastic prize the following three boxes need to be ticked: you need to enter the event (and pay the entry fee), collect your race number (during the stipulated race pack collection times) and be on the start line on event day.
Hashtag: #RunYourCity #AbsaRunYourCity #RunYourCity Websites: www.runyourcityseries.com