Gugs Gears Up for 11th Annual RCS Youth Day Race

Event Africa Contributor 12/06/2019 Industry Events
Gugulethu RCS Youth Day Race Event

The ever-popular annual RCS Youth Day Race is set to take place in Gugulethu on Sunday 16 June. The race aims to celebrate the youth and the significance of young South Africans play in our future as a young democracy.

South Africa’s most innovative consumer finance business RCS – a subsidiary of BNP Paribas – is once again the title sponsor. Gugulethu Athletics Club Chairperson and race organiser, Aubrey Shoko, says that 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 RCS Youth Day Race kicks off at 7am on the day at the NY 49 Stadium in Gugulethu. The competition 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 Shoko.

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

Avid runner and CEO of RCS, Regan Adams says that 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 it’s 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”, says Adams.

He says that RCS’s involvement in the race and its continued support of the athletics club is in line with the company’s values. “RCS is a responsible corporate citizen and our involvement in the Youth Day Race is in keeping with our philosophy of ‘making things possible’ to build a better South Africa,” says Adams.

He concludes, “This year’s Youth Day Race presents a golden opportunity to celebrate the brave young people whom Youth Day honours, and hopefully inspire the youth of today, in our 25th year of democracy, to create a better future for South Africa.”

Entry Fees

Pre Entries (Closing 13 Jun 2019)

  • 10km Licensed Athlete – R68
  • 10km Unlicensed Athlete – R114
  • 10km Licensed Junior Athlete – R45
  • 10km Unlicensed Junior Athlete – R74
  • 4.2km Senior – R45
  • 4.2km Junior – R35
  • Athletes 70 Yrs+ – Free (Entries on the day only)

Entries will be accepted on race day from 5:45am – 7:15am.


  • First 1500 finishers will get medals in the 10km
  • Cut off time is at 9:30am
  • Prize giving ceremony and spot prize will commence at 9:30am

For more information and to enter, please visit