A group of Absa Run Your City Cape Town 10K elite runners on the N1 headed for the CBD

AFRICA’S ELITE STRIDE FOR ABSA CAPE TOWN 10K


Some of Africa’s elite road running athletes are descending for Cape Town ahead of the Absa Run Your City Cape Town 10K.

Kenya’s Vincent Langat, who won the Absa Run Your City Gqeberha 10k last month, has set his sights on another victory in the Mother City.

“I have been well. I just went on with training without any problems,” said Langat.

“It was very nice to cross the finish line as the first finisher. I hoped for a faster time, but the circumstances didn’t allow it. I want to win another race in South Africa and try to better my personal best.”

The Kenyan will face an elite field of local runners including SA 10km record holder Precious Mashele, SA cross country champion Kabelo Mulaudzi, three-time Olympian Stephen Mokoka and two-time Olympian Elroy Gelant.

“I’m just focusing on my race because I know it’s not going to be an easy one. I’m racing against the best in the country, the likes of Precious Mashele, Stephen Mokoka and Elroy Gelant,” said Mulaudzi who is returning from an injury that kept  him out of the Gqeberha 10k.

“For now, I’m focusing on my race. If I can get a top five or top three podium position, I would be happy. I’m looking forward to giving my best.”

ELITE WOMEN’S FIELD
 

 Kenya’s Diana Chepkorir, five-time national champion Irvette van Zyl, Lesotho Olympian Neheng Khatala and long distance runner Cacisile Sosibo will headline a loaded elite women’s field on Sunday. 
 
Khatala, Lesotho’s national marathon record holder, is fresh from securing a top 10 finish at the Hamburg Marathon. She completed that race just 31 seconds outside her national record. 


Khatala returns to the Mother City exactly a year after finishing third in the Absa Run Your City Cape Town 10K.

 “For Cape Town, I’ll just see how the body feels on the day and then I’ll take it from there. I don’t have a pre-determined objective to run a certain time. I will just run according to how the body responds,” said Khatala.

A group of minstrel performers provide entertainment for THE Absa Run Your City Cape Town 10K

 

VIEWS AND VIBES


The elite runners will be among 12 000 runners who will take on the 10km route from Woodbridge in Milnerton to Long Street in the CBD.

As one of the country’s most loved road running events, the Absa Run Your City Cape Town 10K provides the perfect platforms for all kinds of runners, whether avid, recreational or walkers.

In its 10th year, the event celebrates the Mother City its people, its views and the vibe.

Its route takes runners along the coastline with unobscured views of Table Mountain before looping onto the N1 until they reach the bustling city bowl and head for the finish line in Lower Long Street.

For race day, Cape Town’s roads not only transform into an arena for the runners but also become a hub of entertainment with epic performances and all around good vibes along the route. 

The Absa Run Your City Cape Town 10K takes place on Sunday 12 May 2024.

Entries officially close on Monday 6 May or when the race reaches capacity.

A group of Absa Run Your City Cape Town 10K elite runners on the N1 headed for the CBD
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