Enjoy a RYC Series Plastic Free 5K this Plastic Free July

In support of the Plastic Free July® global movement, the Run Your City (RYC) Series is challenging runners to complete a Plastic Free 5K on Saturday, 03 July 2021.

“We encourage the RYC Community to ‘say no’ to single-use plastic by stepping up and committing to making a few small, easily attainable changes,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and founder of the RYC Series.  “Celebrate your pledge and shared love for the environment with thousands of runners by taking part in the Plastic Free 5K.  Runners choose their own safe location and route, and have from 05:00 – 21:00 on Saturday, 03 July 2021 to complete their run.  The run needs to be recorded using a smartphone (Android or iPhone device) or smart watch (Garmin, TomTom, SUUNTO, Fitbit, Polar etc).”

“An awesome pair of PUMA NITRO running shoes to the value of R4000 is up for grabs,” continues Meyer.  “To stand a chance to win, runners must share their activities, routes and photos to the RYC Series Running Club on Strava by no later than 23:00 on Saturday, 03 July.  Be sure to include the hashtags #RunYourCity, #RunClean and #RunPuma.  To make an added difference, we would like to ask runners to collect any plastic that they may see on their run.  Help keep your city clean.”


EVENT DATES:  RYC Series Running Club / Plastic Free 5K

Date:  Saturday, 03 July 2021

Time:  between 05:00 – 21:00

Activity:  5K Run

Route:  Runners can choose their own location and route



  1. Runners must “join” the RYC Series Running Club on Strava via the following link


  1. If you have not yet done so, you will need to create a Strava Account before you can join the RYC Series Running


  1. Runners can join the Plastic Free 5K on the RYC Series Running Club homepage on Strava by clicking on the orange “I’m in” button displayed next to the Event listing.

PLEASE NOTEAll runners must protect their health and safety and that of others by social distancing while running. Runners are encouraged to stay up to date on the latest news and guidelines from their local and national authorities.


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/7if



In 2019 RYC launched a Single-Use Plastic (SUP) Management Campaign that is aimed at drastically reducing the usage of single-use plastics by 85% at all three RYC events:  the Joburg 10K CITYRUN, Durban 10K CITYRUN and Cape Town 12K CITYRUN.  The ultimate goal is to host a mass participation road running series that is plastic free and highlights the splendor of its host city while celebrating its people, their talent and the amazing sport.


Facebook:  @PUMASouthAfrica / @Joburg10K / @Durban10k / @Ctown12

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

Hashtag:  #RunYourCity #RunClean #RUNPUMA


For further information on the Run Your City Series email entries@joburg10k.com, entries@durban10k.com, entries@thecapetown12.com or visit https://runyourcityseries.com/



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