All systems go for the Gugs Race

2019-11-26 06:00
The start of the RCS Gugs Race last year.

The start of the RCS Gugs Race last year.

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This year the ever-popular RCS Gugs Race celebrates its 20th anniversary as Cape Town’s Reconciliation Day (16 December) race.

RCS CEO Regan Adams believes the ethos of the race is more relevant to the country and its people now than ever.

“During the Rugby World Cup South Africans recently felt the unifying power of sport as a unique and important connection that binds people together. The RCS Gugs Race has been connecting runners from different communities across the city through a common goal for the past 20 years. We are proud to be part of this vibrant township’s legacy, as title sponsor of one of its most important sporting events,” he says.

The race honours the spirit of compassion of American anti-apartheid activist Amy Biehl who passed away in Gugulethu in 1993.

Chair of the Gugulethu Athletics Club Aubrey Shoko adds that instilling a running culture among residents of this vibrant township is another important legacy of the race.

The race is accessible to runners of all fitness levels, and includes a 10km as well as a 4.2km option. Both races start and finish at the NY49 Stadium where family-friendly entertainment and colourful food and beverage stalls manned by local residents round off this unique township race day experience.

Entries are available online via or at the venue on race day from 05:30 onwards.


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