Mashele targets third consecutive RUN YOUR CITY podium at Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K

Precious Mashele
Precious Mashele


As the most consistent performer in the 2023 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series, Precious Mashele is eagerly anticipating his second event of the 2024 series: the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K on Sunday, 12 May 2024.

Fresh from his bronze medal win in the 5000m event at the ASA Senior Track & Field Championships on Saturday (20 April), Mashele has confirmed his readiness to tackle the iconic 10km race in the Mother City.

“I’m happy with my bronze medal at the Championships because the race was very tough. I’m very happy with what I got,” he said of his 13:35.19 finish behind winner Adriaan Wildschutt and silver medalist Elroy Gelant at the Msunduzi Athletics Stadium in Pietermaritzburg.

“My fitness is coming around. Although I’m not where I want to be yet, I can say I’m at about 70% of where I should be. But I’ve got momentum and I think it’s only a matter of time before I get the shape I want.”

Despite not being as fit as he’d like to be yet, the PUMA ambassador still managed to claim a top eight finish (13:46.19) in a hot and humid 5000m final at the African Games in Ghana in March and then followed that up with a dogged third place (28:19) during the Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K earlier this month.


Running in the colours of Boxer Athletics Club, Mashele represented South Africa at the Tokyo Olympics and is confident that he can translate that track fitness into good results in a road running series where he has claimed four podium finishes in his last five starts. Mashele believes he tends to perform well during the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series because the organisers invite world class athletes who make it easier for him to run faster. It is for this reason that he is excited to be part of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K on 12 May.

“When I run with the East Africans I run fast times and I run away from the South Africans. So for me, it’s a good opportunity to run with the East Africans,” adds Mashele.

“We’re thrilled to have Precious Mashele line up for the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K on 12 May,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Series Founder. “His performance at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K earlier this month and at the ASA Senior Track & Field Championships this past weekend showcased his incredible talent, and we’re excited to see him bring that energy to the streets of the Mother City. Mashele’s presence adds to the elite field and further elevates the competitive spirit of the event. We wish him the best of luck as he takes on this iconic race.”



1.       COMPLETED / Sunday 07 April 2024 Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K

Men’s Winner: Vincent Kibet Langat (Kenya) 28:01

Women’s Winner: Diana Chepkorir (Kenya) 31:15


2.       Sunday 12 May 2024 Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K
  Start Line: Marine Drive, Milnerton
  Finish Line: Lower Long Street opposite Absa Building
  Entry Fee:

·         Licensed Runners: R245.00

·         Temp License: R50.00


Entry Includes:

·         Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Event Performance T-shirt

·         Absa Drawstring Bag

·         Absa Peak Cap

·         Absa Socks

·         Race Number with Timing Chip

·         Amazing Sponsor Route Entertainment Points

·         Lively Route Entertainment Points

·         2 x Refreshment Stations on Route

·         Tog Bag Drop and Collect Service

·         Pre and Post Event Entertainment

·         Transport Service (to start and from finish)

·         Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K Finisher’s Medal

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


PRIZE PURSE: The Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series will boast an impressive, combined Prize Purse of R 1,560,000.00 in 2024. 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. 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. To view the complete Prize Purse Breakdown visit:


EXCITING NEWS: In 2024, each of the five Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series events will showcase unique, city-specific medals, adding a personalized touch to the participant experience reflective of the host city’s essence and character.


CHARITY SUPPORT: The Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series has welcomed the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) as the official charity of the entire series of events in 2024. A non-profit leader in the fight against cancer since 1931, CANSA enables research, educates the public and advocates for and supports all people affected by cancer, while leading SA towards a cancer-free society. When entering an Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series event online, runners can show their support by donating towards CANSA.


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