The Extra Mile Virtual Run – 24 September 2020
This year, our annual run fundraiser looks a little different… We’re taking it off the beaten track and into the virtual space, making it possible for you to go The Extra Mile (anywhere you are!) for our communities and conservation.
No one could have seen COVID-19 coming, or indeed its far reaching and devastating effects – especially for the most vulnerable, including the women and children of our communities and our endangered wildlife.
The beneficiaries of this year’s Extra Mile event are our Jabez Preschool, in the heart of the Justicia B community, and our partner, the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Wild Dog Project.
It’s incredible just how far your contributions – including just R60 for a run entry – will go! (Consider that R60 is under US$4 and under €3)
Jabez Preschool, Justicia B – 65% Beneficiary
Justicia B village forms part of the Bushbuckridge area, bordering the Kruger National Park, which has the largest concentration of poverty in South Africa. Around 70% of its people are economically inactive, with women and children left the most vulnerable. The opening of Jabez Preschool in 2018, made possible by our friends and partners around the world, has given mothers in the village the opportunity to go back to work and their children the best possible foundational education close to home.
Wild Dog Project, Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) – 35% Beneficiary
The African wild dog is one of Africa’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ species but also one of its most endangered. South Africa’s largest and most viable population of 250 dogs in 22 packs can be found in the Kruger National Park, where the Endangered Wildlife Trust has established its Wild Dog Project. The project aims to increase the range, number and status of these animals by securing and expanding their habitats, finding solutions for co-existence with human communities, and supporting legislation to protect them. This takes extraordinary efforts and resources, and the EWT is in great need of our help to help our African wild dogs.
Day: 24 September 2020
Time & Place: Anytime, anywhere! The event will be open for a 24- hour period on the day
Participants: Anyone! From professional runners to families
Cost: R60 for 5km/10/km/21km entry
Kit: Event T-shirts and buffs will be available to purchase (optional) for South African citizens on registration
Dress: It’s Heritage Day, so dress up, show off your culture and what makes you proud to be South African, or any other nationality
Entertainment: The charismatic Warrior Ric will be keeping us motivated
Winners: No winners will be announced – instead every runner will be entered into a raffle, stand a chance to win fun spot prizes* on the day, and receive a certificate of completion