Stillwater Sports has come up with a new event and launched the Friday 5K Pop Up Run Series powered by PUMA.
Stillwater Sports was the agency behind the Run Your City Series (RYCS) Heritage Day Virtual Run.
“The Heritage Day Virtual Run was extremely well received. So much so that we have been inundated with requests for another event,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “We like to try new things and for that reason we are excited to launch the Friday 5K Pop Up Run Series powered by PUMA. “
The series will consist of four bi-weekly 5km runs – starting on 23 October – that will start and finish at a designated venue in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. The venue location will be ‘released’ closer to each run. Entry is free of charge, but runners do need to sign up, as there will be a limit of 70 runners per run, per city, in order to adhere to government regulations. The first 50 entries (per run and per city) will receive a limited-edition RYCS t-shirt.
“Runners who complete all four runs stand a chance to win their share of spectacular sponsor prizes,” says Meyer. “For a touch of flair each run will have a colour theme with the event t-shirt correlating with that theme. Runners who take part in all four runs will receive a RYCS medal and headscarf after the final run. If a runner cannot make it to the designated venue or if we reach capacity, he/she is welcome to take part virtually. In other words, they can run anywhere, take photographs and share them to social media. They won’t receive the RYCS t-shirt, but they will be eligible to win sponsor prizes.”
The first run starts at 06h30 on 23 October at the following venues:
Cape Town – Bantry Bay/The President Hotel
Durban – Promenade/close to Bike and Bean
Johannesburg – Emmarentia Dam
Virtual – Runners choose their route
The remaining runs will take place on 6 November, 20 November, and the fourth of December, at venues still to be determined.
Entry is free of charge, but runners need to sign up via the following links:
- Cape Town: https://entries.thecapetown12.com/events/76191-friday-23-october-2020
- Durban: https://entries.durban10k.com/events/76191-friday-23-october-2020
- Johannesburg: https://entries.joburg10k.com/events/76191-friday-23-october-2020