Join the Vitality Running World Cup

It's back! Lace up your running shoes - South Africa is counting on you to bring home the title of Vitality Running World Cup Champions as we so nearly did in 2020 before it was cut short due to Covid-19.

Whoever you are, wherever you are, get ready to run for South Africa in the 2021 Vitality Running World Cup.


What you need to know

The Vitality Running World Cup is an annual free-to-enter, digital knockout, global running competition that is FREE to take part in, giving everyone over 13 years old the chance to represent their country - from wherever they are, whatever their fitness level.

All you need is a smartphone or an approved fitness device to track your run during the tournament. Every run counts and the country with the greatest distance tracked in relation to their population size will win.

How to get started

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:

Sign-up on the Vitality Running World Cup website or download the mobile app via the iOS App store or Google Play Store.

Create a profile and link an approved Vitality Running World cup smartphone app or fitness device to your running profile.

Run or jog at least 3km within 30 minutes, anywhere, anytime, using a smartphone app or fitness device to track your run.


Build your running tribe

Get your friends, family and colleagues involved - we want to get the whole of South Africa moving and it starts with you! Choose to build a team or join an existing team - either way, just keep moving.

Vitality Running World Cup fixtures

Every run counts so make sure you complete your qualifying run during each stage of the Vitality Running World Cup tournament. Your total kilometres run as well as the total kilometres South Africa has accumulated will be reset to zero at each stage of the tournament.

Weekly social rewards

For every weekly personalised Vitality Running World Cup goal you achieve, we will help UNICEF vaccinate a child against Polio.

Digital goodie bag

Earn a digital goody bag with surprises and discounts valued at over $200 once you've completed a qualifying run (at least 3 km in 30 min or less) during the Qualifying stage.

Training Guides

Get ready to run for South Africa with our injury-free guides to running your first 3km or your first 5km.

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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