Mokoka enters Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K as part of his 2024 Olympic Games Journey

Stephen Mokoka
Stephen Mokoka


South African long-distance runner Stephen Mokoka joins an impressive roster of athletes for the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K that is set to captivate the Mother City on National Mother’s Day, Sunday, 12 May 2024.

Despite failing to finish his debut Totalsports Two Oceans Ultra Marathon this past Saturday (13 April), Stephen Mokoka remains upbeat about his preparation for the Olympic Games. The former 50km World Record holder made it clear throughout his buildup to the race around the Cape Peninsula that the main objective of his 56km debut was to prepare himself for the hilly conditions he will encounter during the Olympic Marathon in Paris in August.

“I’m grateful that I got a chance to race against the guys that I usually see on TV while getting used to the distance. It was a great experience for me,” said the three-time Olympian who is the holder of a 27:38 10km lifetime best.

And with that ultra marathon behind him and no ill-effects having been suffered, the 39-year-old who ran his first sub-28-minute 10km on home soil when he finished as the runner-up at the 2023 Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K, has confirmed that he will take part in the second Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series race of 2024, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K.

Mokoka says the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K on May 12 is the next step on his journey to a fourth Olympic appearance.

“I’ve signed up for the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K. I’ll be there. I’m okay and have no pain. I stopped earlier than the long runs that I’ve been doing (refering to the Totalsports Two Oceans Ultra Marathon). It’s just the pace that was a little bit different. When I resume on the track, we’ll see from there,” states Mokoka. “I’m excited to be back at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K in May. The series has been good for us and it’s always a pleasure to line up on race day.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Stephen Mokoka to the 2024 Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Series Founder. “Stephen’s exceptional athleticism and his continued support of the series have been truly phenomenal. His participation not only adds to the excitement of the event but also highlights the high caliber of athletes attracted to the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. We’re excited to welcome him to the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K and are honored to be part of his journey to the 2024 Olympic Games.”

Stephen Mokoka
Stephen Mokoka


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 Series 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


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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