The Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series has welcomed the Sports Science Institute of South Africa as its ‘Official Health and Fitness Content Sponsor’.
The 10-kilometre road running series consists of three races in Cape Town (Sunday 15 May), Durban (Sunday 10 July), and Johannesburg (Saturday 24 September).
“We are thrilled to welcome SSISA as the health and fitness content sponsor of all three Absa RYC Series events,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RYC Series. “SSISA possesses a wealth of knowledge that is guaranteed to benefit each and every runner, whether an elite or newcomer to the sport. From training programmes to nutritional advice and access to experts, with SSISA’s guidance, runners in Cape Town, Durban and Joburg are guaranteed to be ready both physically and mentally come race day.”
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According to the Sports Science Institute, its goal is to “optimise the sporting performance and health of all South Africans through the execution, application, and dissemination of science”. Since 1994, the SSISA, in collaboration with UCT’s Health through Physical Activity and Lifestyle research centre, has been at the forefront of developments in sports performance, sports injury prevention, and promoting healthy living.
“We strive to educate and guide South Africans to safe and scientifically-based exercise principles. Our vision is that our reach will have no boundaries and our impact will be globally meaningful,” says Dr Mandla Moyo, SSISA CEO. “The Absa RYC Series is a great national series that not only promotes health, but also the fun side of exercise and community. What greater opportunity to reach people than through a national event that encourages people to be active? We look forward to building a strong empowered running community that will speak to SSISA as the most trusted partner in sports science.”
SSISA’s online services and expertise will be showcased by the Absa RYC Series through the sharing of training programmes to get people “from couch to 10k” injury-free, as well as weekly training, running and injury prevention tips and advice.
For more information on the SSISA, visit www.ssisa.com.