Vitality Running World Cup: Help South Africa to win - and so could you!


The countdown has begun for the Vitality Running World cup which kicks off officially on 21 September 2021 and the age old saying "team work makes the dream work" has never rung more true.

Getting South Africa to the finals will require a group effort and there's no better leader than Olympian and country captain, Wayde van Niekerk. If you're in good health, you can participate in this global, mass-participation event - which is open to anyone 13 years and over, no matter how fast or how far you can run. Simply download the Vitality Running World Cup app and register to run for your country.

Sportsmans Warehouse is giving all Vitality members who have downloaded the Vitality Running World Cup app and registered a 15% off running footwear. This offer is available online only and expires 13 Sept 2021 at 11pm. Use the code: DISCOVERY15 at checkout. (T&Cs apply)

If you need some added motivation to lace up and get running... we've got you covered!

Just by participating in the Vitality Running World Cup and contributing one or more qualifying runs to South Africa's total, you'll be entered into the draw to with the Grand Prize at the end of the tournament that includes: (Ts&Cs apply)

  • Exclusive, signed Wayde van Niekerk memorabilia.
  • A framed Vitality Running World Cup 2021 SA shirt signed by Wayde van Niekerk.
  • A selection of Wayde's "Favourite Things" including a pair of Adidas 5DFwd running shoes valued at R4999.
  • A Garmin Forerunner 55 Fitness Device.
  • R5000 Totalsports Voucher
  • A 1-year membership to Planet Fitness (T&Cs apply)
  • A Virgin Active hamper including a limited-edition gym bag and a Personal Trainer session start up pack

Here's how you could win the grand prize:

  • Register on the Vitality Running World Cup app and join Team Vitality SA
  • Link an approved fitness device to the Vitality Running World Cup app
  • Log a minimum 3km run within 30 during the tournament (21 September - 10th October) on the VRWC app. These runs will count towards your country's goals, plus you will get to vaccinate a child against polio for every weekly goal completed on the VRWC app.
  • As a Discovery member you will get 2 entries into the prize draw, Vitality members will get additional 5 entries and as a Team Vitality member you will get a further 10 entries
  • The more you run, the more entries you'll receive into the draw.
  • One lucky winner will be selected by the 18th October 2021.

We're going for a Guinness World Record

Make sure you are one of 1 million people running virtually together on 25 September 2021, join us and complete a 5km run. You will have to log your run on the Vitality Running World Cup app by linking an approved fitness device. Remember: qualifiers for the first round of the Vitality Running World Cup end 26 September 2021, so let's try get South Africa to the next round of tournament.

Then, run towards your share of prizes!

The Discovery member who logs the most qualifying runs (5km run) from 21 to 25 September 2021 will win a Nordic Track S25 Treadmill, exclusively stocked by Sportsmans Warehouse, worth R19 000. This smart treadmill comes ready with iFit Coach, an interactive training tool that tracks your progress and connects you to a supportive community to help you achieve your fitness goals. T&Cs apply.


We're all winners just by participating

By completing your weekly goals on the Vitality Running World Cup app, Vitality will donate a polio vaccine to a child in need through UNICEF, so you can be a force for good no matter the final result.

Finally, all registered Vitality Running World Cup participants can enjoy a free visit to a Virgin Active, simply click here to book your visit.

Get healthy. Get active. Get rewarded.

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