Run across South Africa with the new virtual Vitality Run Series


Coming to wherever you are: four races, four epic destinations, and hundreds of Vitality exercise points up for grabs. Now, you can run across our beautiful country from the safety of your home with the new virtual Vitality Run Series.

The Vitality Run Series is back by popular demand – now in a new virtual format that anyone can complete in the comfort and safety of their homes.

This May, you can run across four epic destinations in South Africa and earn hundreds of Vitality points as you go. The races will take place in the Western Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and in one surprise venue. Vitality members will earn 300 fitness points for the 5 km or 10 km run or walk. As a bonus – if you complete the 10 km event you’ll also get a 25% discount voucher for our Discovery Athleisure Range on Takealot. (T&Cs apply)

So, where are we going?

Kick off your run in the Mother City

The first race in the virtual Vitality Run Series will kick off in the Western Cape on Sunday, 3 May. Join us as we explore 5 km of Cape Town's Cityscape and traverse 10 km of Table Mountain.

Go for gold in Gauteng

Next, we'll move to Gauteng on Sunday, 10 May. Run 5 km through the iconic Vilakazi Street in Soweto and discover what it's like to run 10 km around the Cradle of Humankind.

Run your way through paradise

On Sunday, 17 May, we'll take the race to KwaZulu-Natal. Take a 5 km jog down the Durban Beachfront and explore 10 km of the picture-perfect Midlands Meander on foot.

End the series with the wild at heart in the Kruger

Our final race in the virtual Vitality Run Series will take place in Kruger National Park on Sunday, 24 May. Have a roaring good time on the 5 km trail or add a BIG FIVE to that and tackle the 10 km route.

How to earn your Vitality fitness points:

  • Link your Vitality approved fitness device or smartphone app to the Discovery app: Vitality> Devices and apps> Link a device or app
  • This allows us to receive your step data and heart rate data if you are using a Vitality approved heart rate fitness device – so we can award your Vitality points. For more info see the Discovery website.
  • You can start your run or walk anytime on the 03 May and the race will close at 23:59 pm.
  • Please ensure you abide by all legal government regulations for exercise.

T&Cs apply

There are amazing prizes up for grabs from our partners:

Complete a race, upload a photo on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #VitalityRunSeries and you'll be in the "running" to WIN big with Samsung, Sportsmans Warehouse and Woolworths! (T&Cs apply)

For more race entry details, visit the Vitality Run Series page.

A banking first - Discovery Bank is now paying you to exercise

Does your bank reward you for being active? Discovery Bank is making it easy for you to stay physically and financially fit. Get Discovery Miles for every Vitality exercise point you earn. We're going the extra mile to reward you for your effort.

Discovery Bank clients earn 1 Discovery Mile for every Vitality exercise point they earn at home. This applies to exercise points earned from 18 April 2020 up to and including 29 May 2020.

Disclaimer: Discovery Bank Limited. Registration number 2015/408745/06. An authorised financial services and registered credit provider. FSP number 48657. NCR registration number NCRCP9997. Limits, terms and conditions apply.

Looking for more fitspiration?

Visit the Vitality Home-Workout Channel to help you stay active while staying home. The programme offers a daily schedule of FREE HIIT workouts, yoga sessions, fitness challenges and more for the whole family. Get free livestreamed workouts with JEFF and convenient pre-recorded sessions with amazing trainers from Virgin Active. PLUS, get valuable insights from our Vitality fitness experts.

Stay home. Stay healthy. Stay rewarded.

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