ABSA Rhino Run

24 April 2024, Johannesburg: Absa Group is proud to announce its title sponsorship of the Rhino Run, an exhilarating trail run set amid the breath-taking landscapes of the Manyoni Private Game Reserve. The Rhino Run will now be officially called the Absa Rhino Run.

Organised by the Zululand Conservation Trust, the Absa Rhino Run is scheduled to take place from 26 to 28 July, promising participants unforgettable moments of adventure while championing critical conservation efforts.

Sydney Mbhele, Group Chief Marketing and Corporate Affairs Officer at Absa expressed the Group’s enthusiasm for supporting this significant event, stating, “We are thrilled to be the new title sponsor of the Rhino Run. As part of the bank’s commitment to being a force for good, we are running to protect the rhinos and promote nature conservation.”

David Attenborough, Zululand Conservation Trust CEO, said, “The Absa Rhino Run offers an unparalleled opportunity for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts to engage with the wilderness while making a tangible impact on wildlife conservation. With multiple trail options tailored to accommodate runners of all skill levels, participants can choose from carefully curated routes that showcase the reserve’s diverse ecosystems and offer glimpses of its iconic Big 5 inhabitants.”

“By participating in the Rhino Run, runners directly contribute to vital conservation initiatives spearheaded by the Zululand Conservation Trust. Funds raised from the event support anti-poaching efforts, community education and habitat preservation programmes, ensuring a brighter future for both wildlife and local communities,” Attenborough added.

Over the course of two days, participants will traverse a variety of terrains, ranging from grasslands to riverbeds, within the expansive Manyoni Private Game Reserve. Both days offer full and half routes, with 21km- and 10km-options on Day 1, and 15km- and 7km- options on Day 2, providing a thrilling experience for all participants.

“We invite runners from around the world to join us on this remarkable journey through the heart of the Manyoni Private Game Reserve,” added Mbhele. “Together, we can make a difference and ensure the preservation of these magnificent creatures and their habitats for generations to come.”

For more information about the Absa Rhino Run and registration details, please visit ABSA RHINO RUN.

Rhino Run

About Absa Group Limited

Absa Group Limited (“Absa Group”) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups. Absa Group offers an integrated set of products and services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management, and insurance. Absa Group owns majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania (Absa Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia and has insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. Absa also has representative offices in China, Namibia, Nigeria and the United States, as well as securities entities in the United Kingdom and the United States, along with technology support colleagues in the Czech Republic.

For further information about Absa Group Limited, visit www.absa.africa

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