Are you ready to run for your country? South Africa needs you


Whoever you are, wherever you are, get ready to run for South Africa in the 2020 Vitality Running World Cup.

Have you ever had the secret ambition of representing our country? Now you can. Last year, South Africa conquered the Rugby World Cup and brought home the Miss Universe crown - now let's own the title of Vitality Running World Cup Champions!

What is the Vitality Running World Cup?

The Vitality Running World Cup is an annual global running competition that is free to take part in, giving everyone the chance to represent their country - from wherever they are.

Starting on 5 March 2020, the Vitality Running World Cup is open to everyone over 13 years old, whatever your fitness level, and aims to inspire a global movement in health. We want to encourage people to move more and get more active.

Every run counts and the country with the greatest distance tracked in relation to their population size will win. PLUS, there are amazing prizes ranging from weekly prizes to a grand prize if you take part.

It's easy to sign up

Join Wayde van Niekerk, South Africa's Vitality Running World Cup Team Captain to represent our country. Here's how to get started in three quick steps:

  1. Join for FREE on the Vitality Running World Cup website or download the mobile app via the iOS App Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Create a profile and link an approved Vitality Running World Cup smartphone or fitness device to your running profile.
  3. Run or jog at least 3km within 30 minutes, anywhere, anytime, using a smartphone or fitness device to track your run

Just by doing a 3km run in under 30 minutes, you will receive a digital goodie bag with a range of vouchers and discounts.

Stand a chance to win exciting prizes

Every qualifying run and weekly personal goal you achieve will give you additional entries into the draw to stand a chance to win a range of exciting prizes, which include:

  • Grand prize - Win a trip to your dream destination to complete a run of your choice - we're giving you the chance to run the world.
  • Weekly running prizes - From fitness devices and running shoes to fitness gear and much more, win weekly running prizes to get you run-ready.

Who can get extra entries?

  • Any Discovery members x 2 entries
  • Vitality members x 5 entries
  • Team Vitality members x 10 entries

Don't have a fitness device yet? We can help with that.

Give yourself a headstart in the Vitality Running World Cup with a new fitness device to make it easier to track your progress and run for South Africa. Get up to 75% back on a new Vitality-linked heart rate fitness device when you activate Device Booster.

View the list of Vitality Running World Cup approved smartphone apps and fitness devices here. This list is updated regularly so keep an eye on the Vitality Running World Cup website for more information.

Have a question about the Vitality Running World Cup?

View our frequently asked questions and stay updated on the Vitality Running World Cup Facebook, Twitter or Instagram handles for important announcements.


Get cash back on a new road or mountain bike, a heart-rate fitness device or a pair of running shoes with Vitality Active Rewards by activating one of these Vitality Active Rewards booster benefits: Bike Booster, Device Booster or Shoe Booster.

Not a Vitality member? Join today and save up to 75% on your monthly gym fees.

Call us on 0860 000 628 or leave your details and we will call you back. You can also log in to activate Vitality yourself.


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