Gugs Youth Day road race coming up

The annual RCS Youth Day Race takes place in Gugulethu on Sunday June 16.

Gugulethu Athletics Club chairperson and race organiser, Aubrey Shoko, says one of the best things about the event is how it brings the people of Cape Town together and creates opportunities for the community, in particular the youth.   

The event kicks off at 7am at the NY 49 Stadium in Gugulethu, and includes a 10km road race as well as a 4.2km fun run, making it accessible to runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels.

“The route is designed to connect Gugulethu to surrounding areas and offers runners and their supporters a fun-filled day where everyone can be involved and get active. The proceeds from the event are ploughed directly back into the athletics club where specific programs are developed to uplift the young people living in Gugulethu,” says Mr Shoko.

He says that the club uses local product and service providers wherever possible so that the community benefits financially from the race.

Avid runner and CEO of RCS, Regan Adams says the company is proud of its long-standing relationship with the Gugulethu Athletics Club.

“Sport and running make things possible for people to rise above their circumstances and achieve their full potential. The club’s role in the community and its support of athletics has been instrumental in effecting significant upliftment of the youth in Gugulethu, and we are proud to have contributed to their success over the years”, he says.

Entry fees range from R30 for a junior runner participating in the 4.2km fun run, to R100 for an unlicensed senior running the 10km race. Online entries close on Thursday June 13. For more information and to enter, visit

If you and your family or friends would like to take part, Vukani is giving away a family ticket – which entitles you to entry for four people to either the 10km or 4.2km runs. To stand in line to win, head over to our Facebook page and in the comments section below this article, tag a friend you’d like to run with next Sunday. Entrants will go into a lucky draw and the winner will be notified by close of business on Monday June 10. Remember to like our page to be updated about this competition as well as what’s being covered in our paper.