It’s time for the popular RCS Gugs Race, which celebrates its 20th anniversary as Cape Town’s Reconciliation Day race in 2019. It’s a place where runners and supporters from all cultural groups and all walks of life come together in the spirit of peace and unity. The 2019 RCS Gugs Race is on Monday 16 December.

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 Gugulethu NY49 Stadium where family-friendly entertainment and food and beverage stalls manned by local residents round off this township race day experience.

RCS Gugs Race Entries
RCS Gugs Race Entries

RCS Gugs Race entries

RCS Gugs Race entries are available online via or at the venue on race day from 5.30am onwards.

Title sponsor RCS, a subsidiary of global French bank BNP Paribas Personal Finance, has been integral to the growth of this sporting event over the past 10 years, and 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,’ he says.

The race honours the spirit of compassion of American anti-apartheid activist Amy Biehl who passed away in Gugulethu in 1999.

Chairperson 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 – bringing people from different communities together in pursuit of their health and wellness goals.

What: RCS Gugs Race 2019
When: 16 December 2019
Where: NY49 Stadium Gugulethu