The organisers of the RUN YOUR CITY (RYC) Series are excited to launch the 2021 RYC Tracking App that is guaranteed to add to the experience of the JOBURG 10K CITYRUN Virtual Edition on National Heritage Day (Friday 24 September 2021)!
Forming part of SA’s premier road running series, the RYC Series, that includes the iconic JOBURG 10K CITYRUN, DURBAN 10K CITYRUN and CAPE TOWN 12K CITYRUN, the JOBURG 10K CITYRUN Virtual Edition invites runners from all over South Africa to unite (virtually) in the spirit of camaraderie, pride and celebration.
“The RYC Tracking App is guaranteed to add to the excitement of this much anticipated Heritage Day Celebration,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the RYC Series. “To add to the race day feeling, we’ve called on the assistance of a few of the RYC Series’ well-known commentators. Although you won’t be able to see them, you are guaranteed to recognize their voices as they welcome you to the start line, via the APP of course. The APP will also shout-out kilometer markings, so runners will know where they are on route and how far they still need to go to complete the 10km distance, allowing them to control their pace accordingly.”
“The most exciting section on the route is guaranteed to be the PUMA Beat Bolt Sprint section, which will be the last 100m of the race,” continues Meyer. “Runners will be notified once they’ve entered the final km of the race, as well as when they are nearing the start of the last 100m. On entering the start of the last 100m runners will be prompted to run as fast as they can to #BeatBolt. The male and female runner with the fastest time will each take home a R10 000 PUMA Retail Shopping Experience. There are also additional prizes for runners who complete the sprint in under 15, 20 and 25 seconds. Are you ready to #BeatBolt?”
In closing, Meyer adds: “The RYC Tracking App is also a fantastic information tool that will be used to communicate event related information before, during and after the JOBURG 10K CITYRUN Virtual Edition. Once the 10km run has been completed, runners will be able to see their progress on their actual route as well as their ‘virtual position’ on the JOBURG 10K CITYRUN event route. All finishers will also receive a digital finisher’s medal and certificate which can be shared directly to social media. We can’t wait to celebrate National Heritage Day with thousands of runners from across South Africa at the 2021 JOBURG 10K CITYRUN Virtual Edition.”
The RYC Tracking up will be available for download from the Google Play and App Store from Friday 10 September 2021.
EVENT INFORMATION: JOBURG 10K CITYRUN Virtual Edition
|Event Date:||Friday 24 September 2021|
|Time:||between 05:00 – 12:00|
|Route:||Runners choose their own location and route|
|Entries Open:||Thursday 05 August 2021|
|Enter by midnight on Friday 10 September 2021 and have your Race Pack delivered in time for Race Day!|
|Entries Close:||Midnight 22 September 2021|
The entry fee includes:
- Entry into the JOBURG 10K CITYRUN Virtual Edition
- An event Race Pack to the value of R400. Race Pack contents will include:
- JOBURG 10K CITYRUN Virtual Edition Performance Event Tee
- JOBURG 10K CITYRUN Virtual Edition Participation Medal
- CITY OF JOBURG Headscarf
- Race Number & Safety Pins
- Coca Cola 300ml Bottle
- VAWTER 300ml Can (optional)
- Access to the RYC Tracking App to use during the Virtual Run. The App will be available to download from the Google Play and App Store from Friday 10 September 2021 and will track the runner’s progress on their actual route, while showing their ‘virtual position’ on the JOBURG 10K CITYRUN event route.
- Race Pack delivery to the provided pickup location as selected during the entry process.
- In addition to the Participation Medal, all finishers will also receive a digital finisher’s medal and certificate.
- Exciting PUMA prizes will be up for grabs on the event’s social media platforms on race day.
CHARITY SUPPORT: When entering 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.
The RUN YOUR CITY Series has partnered with GivenGain. When entering the JOBURG 10K CITYRUN Virtual Edition online, runners can also start their own fundraising page and support a cause that lies close to their hearts.
Remember to share your experience via social media!
Hashtag: #RUNPUMA #RunYourCity
PLEASE NOTE: All 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