RUN YOUR CITY Series launches exciting WARM UP RUNS powered by PUMA NITRO

Runners wear-testing the PUMA NITRO Range at a previous RUN YOUR CITY Series activation.  Photo Credit:  Rae Trubrowne

The RUN YOUR CITY (RYC) Series is excited to launch four bi-weekly 5K WARM UP RUNS that will be powered by PUMA NITRO and will be hosted in Joburg, Durban and Cape Town in the build up to one of SA’s largest Heritage Day celebrations, the JOBURG 10K CITYRUN Virtual Edition!

“We are excited to invite runners from all over South Africa to unite in the spirit of camaraderie, pride and celebration,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the RUN YOUR CITY Series.  “The RYC WARM UP RUNS powered by PUMA NITRO will give runners the opportunity to interact with likeminded individuals while getting outdoors and keeping fit.  Remember the JOBURG 10K CITYRUN Virtual Edition is just around the corner.  Why not use the 5K WARM UP RUNS to measure your fitness or even challenge your friends to a 5km sprint?  To add to the excitement, runners will also be able to #WearTest a pair of PUMA NITRO running shoes.  Get ready to #RUNPUMA and #SparkChange.”    

“Change doesn’t come easy, so PUMA builds products and technologies that create an effortless run,” says PUMA South Africa Marketing Director Brett Bellinger.  “We are excited to provide the spark for a new generation of runners that are continuously pushing for something greater and sparking change.  We can’t wait to see runners putting the PUMA NITRO Range to the test at the RYC WARM UP RUNS powered by PUMA NITRO.  Our technical team will be on hand at each WARM UP RUN to answer questions and offer support.”


Date:Event:Start Time:Venue:
1.     Thursday 19 August 2021RYC WARM UP RUN #1 powered by PUMA NITRO17:30Cape Town:  The President Hotel, Bantry BayDurban: The Waterberry Cafe, Corner of Dolphin Crescent & Leonora Drive, BalitoJohannesburg:  Benoni Recreational Park
2.     Thursday 2 September 2021RYC WARM UP RUN #2 powered by PUMA NITRO17:30Cape Town:  TBCDurban:  TBCJohannesburg:  TBC
3.     Thursday 16 September 2021RYC WARM UP RUN #3 powered by PUMA NITRO17:30Cape Town:  TBCDurban:  TBCJohannesburg:  TBC
4.     Thursday 7 October 2021RYC WARM UP RUN #4 powered by PUMA NITRO17:30Cape Town:  TBCDurban:  TBCJohannesburg:  TBC

How to sign up for the RYC WARM UP RUN #1 powered by PUMA NITRO:

  • Sign up for the RYC WARM UP RUN #1 powered by PUMA NITRO via the following link:
  • Each WARM UP RUN is limited to 50 runners per city (Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg). 
  • Runners also have the opportunity to participate virtually by registering for the Virtual Option on the online entry platform.

There are two ways to win a pair of PUMA NITRO Running Shoes to the value of R4000:

  1. At the WARM UP RUN

How to win:  To be eligible to be entered into the lucky draw, on the night at the WARM UP RUN, participants must:

  • Complete the 5km run.
  • Collect a lucky draw ticket from the Demo Area.
  • Be present at the time of the lucky draw.
  • On Social Media

How to win:

  • Share a runfie of yourself to the RYC Series social media platforms (per event). 
  • tag @PUMASouthAfrica 
  • use the following hashtags #RunYourCity #RUNPUMA
  • The draw will take place mid-day on Friday post the WARM UP RUN and winners will be announced thereafter.  T&Cs apply.

Years of research and testing have gone into five new key styles—Deviate, Deviate Elite, Velocity, Liberate, and Eternity—all featuring PUMA’s cutting-edge supercritical foam technology, NITRO.  NITRO foam makes the shoes extremely lightweight and responsive, to help runners use less energy and run comfortably so you can reach your goals.  

For more information on the PUMA Nitro Range visit

EXCITING NEWS:  The JOBURG 10K CITYRUN will take place in a virtual format on 24 September 2021.  To find out more about the JOBURG 10K CITYRUN Virtual Edition visit

JOIN THE RYC RUNNING CLUB ON STRAVA:  Runners can connect with like-minded individuals, track all their training runs, view the weekly RYC Series leader board, keep up to date with RYC Series information, access training tips and the discussion forum, and be notified of upcoming events and challenges, while standing a chance to win spectacular prizes.

Join the club via the following link 

Facebook: @PUMASouthAfrica / Joburg10K / Durban10k / Ctown12 

Instagram: @pumasouthafrica / @Joburg10K / @Durban10k / @capetown_12 

Hashtag:  #RUNPUMA #RunYourCity

For further information on the RYC WARM UP RUNS powered by PUMA NITRO and/or the RYC Series email or visit