Run Your City Series

Revolutionizing the sport of road running since 2015 with the introduction of the Cape Town 12K CITYRUN, the Run Your City Series comprises three unique mass participation road running events that also includes the Joburg 10K CITYRUN (launched in 2016) and Durban 10K CITYRUN (launched in 2017).

A diverse road running series, the Run Your City Series integrates businesses, families, investment in community, world class achievement and fun for all participants.  Placing each host city on a pedestal, iconic landmarks form the foundation of a magnificent route experience that also boasts a feel-good vibe compliments of the city’s leading performing arts groups, refreshments, exciting sponsor activations and enthusiastic support along the way.

Although a mass participation series that encourages runners of all fitness levels to take part, each event also features an elite athlete invitational programme which allows South African athletes to compete against the world’s best on home-soil.

A firm fixture on the road running calendar, the Run Your City Series continues to push the boundaries encouraging all participants to #RunYourCity

Run Your City Series is searching for ambassadors to join its #RYCStrideTribe

The Run Your City (RYC) Series is searching for its #Number1 supporter in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town!

Taking the form of a 6-week competition, runners can sign up from Wednesday 02 June 2021.  In addition to becoming RYC Series ambassadors, the three winners will also each take home an impressive PUMA hamper to the value of R 15 000.


Sign ups open:  Wednesday 02 June 2021 

Sign ups close:  Wednesday 23 June 2021

Shortlist to be announced:  Wednesday 30 June 2021

Shortlist finalists to let their creative sides shine:  Wednesday 30 June 2021 – Wednesday 07 July 2021

Winners to be announced:  Wednesday 14 July 2021

How to sign up: 

  1. Complete the RYC Series Ambassador Application form via the following link:
  2. Like, share and tag the announcement social media post.
  3. By sharing a post of yourself prepping your RYC Series gear on your next run, you will receive a bonus entry to increase your chances of winning.


Facebook: Joburg10K / Durban10k / Ctown12

Instagram: @Joburg10K / @Durban10k / @capetown_12

Hashtag: #RunYourCity #RYCStrideTribe

Cape Town 12K CITYRUN

Founded in 2015 South Africa’s most loved 12km road run, the Cape Town 12K CITYRUN has established itself as a ‘proudly South African, proudly Cape Town’ must do mass participation road running event that celebrates everything Cape Town – the vibe, the city and the people!

The 12km point to point route is fast and flat, highlights iconic landmarks and boasts magnificent views while featuring lively performances from some of Cape Town’s leading performing arts groups.

The morning starts with a convenient bus trip from Cape Town’s CBD to the start in Milnerton.  The route follows the coastline running in the direction of the majestic table mountain before finishing in front of the iconic Portside Building in the heart of Cape Town.

All entrants, irrespective of their running pedigree, are invited to experience the alluring ambiance of the Mother City!

EVENT DATE: 21 November 2021

Durban 10K CITYRUN

Delivering nail-biting performances since the event’s inception in 2017, the Durban 10K CITYRUN is firmly cemented as one of Durban’s and South Africa’s MUST DO events!

Although there is no lack in excitement in the elite race, the Durban 10K CITYRUN is a mass participation road run that grants all entrants the unique opportunity to explore their city on foot.

Runners (and walkers) can look forward to an action packed 10km journey that highlights important landmarks and features exciting live entertainment compliments of Durban’s leading performing arts groups.  The fresh sea air and magnificent ocean view will definitely add to the experience. 

EVENT DATE: 31 October 2021

Joburg 10K CITYRUN

A proud Heritage Day Celebration, the Joburg 10K CITYRUN was founded in 2016 and celebrates the splendour of its host city.

Runners (and walkers) will be treated to a 10km journey that will highlight iconic landmarks and feature lively performances by a host of Joburg’s leading performing arts groups.  A true highlight on the SA running calendar, entrants can also look forward to rubbing shoulders with elite runners both local and from abroad.

What better way to celebrate National Heritage Day than by being part of the action at the Joburg 10K CITYRUN!

EVENT DATE: 24 September 2021

Run Your City Series Running Club on STRAVA

Run Your City Series Running Club on STRAVA

Freed from geographical limitations, runners from around the World can now join the Run Your City Series (RYC Series) Running Club on Strava to take part in the same events and challenges, in new and exciting ways. Inspiring our RYC Series community to live active healthy lifestyles by:

• connecting with like-minded individuals
• receive RYC Series information
• be notified of upcoming events and challenges
• opportunities to win exciting prizes

Download Strava to your phone today. To enter a RYC Series event and/or challenge remember to join the RYC Series Running Club on Strava. You can then join any event and/or challenge that you wish to participate in.


Run Your City Series Heritage Day Virtual Run

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