GEORGE NEWS & VIDEO - It is all systems go for the annual Run2Raise, an annual fund-raising event organised in collaboration with Nedbank Running Club to support children with special needs. The event, which was first held in 2016, could not take place last year due to Covid-19.
This year, however, determined organisers have arranged for it to take place virtually, and people can participate until 31 May.
One of the main beneficiaries is young Ronaldinho Davidson, whose prosthetic running blade was funded by the proceeds of the 2017/2018 events. This blade was however destroyed when his family home in Rosedale burnt down in December 2019.
Elna Schwartz, driving force and main organiser of the event, told George Herald that Run2Raise aims to improve the lives of people in the community who require prosthetics.
"We encourage our able-bodied athletes to participate in this fundraiser so that our disabled athletes may benefit from the proceeds. Run2Raise is partnering with Barkley Oats to distribute the proceeds from funds raised by this virtual event to those in need, because running is stunning," she said.
They hope to get at least 500 people involved in this year's virtual event. The fact that it is a virtual run means people can participate wherever they are in South Africa. They can participate as individuals or in a group.
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People who cannot run can also be part of the event by donating towards the cause. Donations can be made into the following account: Barkley Oats Inc; Nedbank; Current account; 1091103569; Ref : NAME/R2R.
There are also plenty of lucky draw prizes to be won, including an adorable teddy with running blade.
Those who add a R50 donation to their entry will stand a chance to win a Nutribullet.
The distances and entry fees are as follows:
21,1km - R60; 10km - R60; 3km fun run - R30; Blade runners - all categories - free.
For more information call 083 326 1699 / 044 884 0144 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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