top of page
2024 Absa RYC T10K Banner_edited.jpg
  • Writer's pictureMosibodi Whitehead

R200k for 26 minute 10km - Absa RYC incentives for SA Athletes announced

With the first race of the 2024 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series just over a month away, organisers of the much-loved 10km road running series have unveiled the time bonuses for South African athletes. Having ushered in the first South African to run a 27 minute 10km on SA soil when Maxime Chaumeton did it at the Absa DURBAN 10K in 2022 and then seen Precious Mashele set a new SA 10km record of 27:35 at last year’s inaugural Absa GQEBRHA 10K, the series has set a new benchmark to reward any man that can become the first South African to run a 26 minute 10km race.


The SA Athlete Prize Incentive Schedule announced by the organisers of the series Stillwater Sports earlier this morning, is applicable to all five iconic races in the series in 2024. In the men’s category, bonuses start for times faster than 28 minutes, with a substantial R 200,000.00 bonus awaiting anyone who breaks the 27-minute barrier, while any local women who can run faster than 32:08 minutes will earn bonuses with a remarkable R200,000.00 incentive being awarded if the 30:23 barrier is broken.



Mashele, Mulaudzi, Stephen Mokoka and Thabang Mosiako go head to head during the 2023 Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K. Photo Gavin Ryan.

“The standard of South African running rises each year at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Series Founder. "Our goal is to continue this trend by rewarding outstanding performances at each of the five Absa RUN YOUR CITY Races in 2024, ultimately elevating the competitiveness of South African middle-distance running. We believe that these incentives will inspire even faster times on South African soil. To further elevate the excitement, an additional R50k is on the table for any South African athlete who breaks the current SA 10km record.”


One of the men who’ll be confident of attacking that national record or indeed breaking the 27 minute barrier is Kabelo Mulaudzi. Mulaudzi enjoyed a superb 2023 10km season during which he achieved his first sub 28 minute clocking on the way to winning the Absa DURBAN 10K and then followed that up with victories at the Absa TSHWANE 10K and the Hollywoodbets Durban 10k, while taking second place at the Absa JOBURG 10K. The man who recently signed on as the latest Puma ambassador has welcomed the incentives.


“It’s great that the Incentive Schedule is open to All SA Athletes, so the faster you run the more rewards you receive. Qualifying for the incentives would mean a lot to me because a financial boost always brings a lot of changes and stability. The funds would help me prepare for races and support my family. All athletes prepare to win and achieve greater heights. Achieving the SA Record would be a bonus for me,” he said.


2024 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series / SA Athlete Prize Incentive Schedule (SA ATHLETES ONLY)

MEN’S TIMES

BONUS

sub 28:00

R60 000,00

sub 27:40

R80 000,00

sub 27:20

R100 000,00

sub 27:10

R120 000,00

sub 27:00

R200 000,00



WOMEN’S TIMES

BONUS

sub 32:08

R60 000,00

sub 31:33

R80 000,00

sub 30:59

R100 000,00

sub 30:41

R120 000,00

sub 30:23

R200 000,00


2024 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series / Added Bonus (SA ATHLETES ONLY)

10km Record

Goal

Reward

Men’s Current SA Record

27:35

Precious Mashele 

Gqeberha, 2023

sub 27:35

R50 000,00

Women’s Current SA Record

of 31:13

Elana Meyer

Budapest, Hungary in 2001

sub 31:13

R50 000,00


EVENT INFORMATION: 2024 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series

1. Sunday 07 April 2024

Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K

2. Sunday 12 May 2024

Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K

3. Sunday 07 July 2024

Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K

4. Sunday 25 August 2024

Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K

5. Tuesday 24 September 2024

Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K

 

1,003 views0 comments

Kommentare


bottom of page