RYC WARM UP RUN #2 great preparation for the JOBURG 10K CITYRUN Virtual Edition!

Seen here:  Runners enjoying the action of the RYC 5K WARM UP RUN #1 powered by PUMA NITRO.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Gemma Fundaro

The RUN YOUR CITY (RYC) Series is helping runners from across South Africa to get ready for the action-packed JOBURG 10K CITYRUN Virtual Edition that will take place on National Heritage Day (Friday 24 September 2021) by hosting bi-weekly 5K WARM UP RUNS powered by PUMA NITRO.

The next WARM UP RUN, the RYC WARM UP RUN #2 powered by PUMA NITRO will take place in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town on Thursday 02 September 2021 and is open to 50 runners per city in adherence to COVID-19 regulations.

“The 5K WARM UP RUNS powered by PUMA NITRO are a fun way for the RYC community to get fit in time for the JOBURG 10K CITYRUN Virtual Edition,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the RUN YOUR CITY Series.  “Runners can look forward to catching up with old friends and making new friends while getting outdoors and keeping fit by completing a 5km run.  Each runner can decide how fast he or she would like to complete the run.  The only requirement is that they ‘BRING THE GEES’.”

“To add to the excitement, runners will be able to #WearTest a pair of PUMA NITRO running shoes at the WARM UP RUNS,” continues Meyer.  “PUMA has been the footwear and apparel partner of the RYC Series since the inception of the first event (Cape Town 12K CITYRUN) in 2015.  We absolutely love the brand.  Not only will the RYC Series running community get to try on the new range, but they can also complete the 5km run in a pair of PUMA NITROs.  Get ready to #RUNPUMA and #SparkChange.”    


Date:Event:Start Time:Venue:
1.     Thursday 02 September 2021RYC WARM UP RUN #2 powered by PUMA NITRO17:30Cape Town:  Century City Athletics Club, 3 Parklane, Century City  Durban:  The Bike and Bean, Snell Parade, Ethekweni  Johannesburg:  Ruimsig Stadium, Handicap Road, Ruimsig, Roodepoort Virtual:  You choose the location and route 
2.     Thursday 16 September 2021RYC WARM UP RUN #3 powered by PUMA NITRO17:30Cape Town:  TBCDurban:  TBCJohannesburg:  TBC
3.     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 #2 powered by PUMA NITRO:

  • Sign up for the RYC WARM UP RUN #2 powered by PUMA NITRO via the following link:  https://bit.ly/WarmUpRun2
  • 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 https://go.puma.com/uwaw

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 https://runyourcityseries.com/latest-news/joburg-10k-cityrun-goes-virtual-in-2021/

CHARITY SUPPORT:  When entering the JOBURG 10K CITYRUN Virtual Edition online participants can choose to support the following RYC Series Charities:   Cotlands, Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, Johannesburg SPCA, Reach For A Dream Foundation, TREE, Durban & Coast SPCA, LIV Village, iThemba Lethu, help2read, Die Burger Kinderfonds and The Cape Of Good Hope SPCA.

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 https://www.strava.com/clubs/rycs 

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 entries@joburg10k.comentries@durban10k.comentries@thecapetown12.com or visit https://runyourcityseries.com/