Following the success of the Discovery Vitality Run Series (”the Run Series”) in Johannesburg in 2017, Discovery Vitality has announced the launch of the next Run Series in the Western Cape over February and March this year.
The theme for this Vitality Run Series is ‘build your running look’. Runners will receive limited edition Vitality running gear at each race and they need to collect all four items to complete their unique Run Series look.
The Run Series kicks-off with the Spartan Harriers Firgrove Challenge on 3 February, with the route winding through Firgrove and Constantia. The second race will be the inaugural Discovery Retro Run powered by KFM, taking place on 10 February with a start and finish at Green Point Common. The third race is the Century City Express on 3 March. The Run Series will end with the Tyger Run on 21 March.
“The first Discovery Vitality Run Series, held in Johannesburg last year, brought together four iconic races to encourage more people to take up running as a form of physical activity,” says Dr Craig Nossel, head of Vitality Wellness. “Of the 25 000 runners who took part in the inaugural Run Series, several thousand were novices, having never participated in a running event before. This was particularly encouraging as our vision is to make people healthier, and leading an active lifestyle is an important starting point for many people’s journey. In response to requests from runners across South Africa, we are excited to be expanding the Run Series to Cape Town this summer, and hope to announce other cities soon.”