Run at level that suits you
Fundraising NPO Distance For Distance (D4D) has officially launched The Real Gratitude Run, which will take place on Saturday 24 October.
Avid runners will be able to participate in any of four different challenges: further, higher, quicker or creative. “The event is virtual, but the running is real – something real making a real difference,” says D4D founder Stéphan Pieterse.
“People worldwide are encouraged to participate and open their hearts to children in need. Although we can’t come together in one location, we can still make an impact together. The R119 entry fee is to remind us of how Covid-19 has effected the entire world and that we are in this together. Our hope is that all of you will help us to spread word of this event.”
Runners can participate in the range of categories individually or as part of a team.
The further category is a distance challenge comprising three legs – three, six and 12 hours for individuals and teams (corporates, organisations and schools).
A relay team can have a minimum of six and maximum of 20 participants. There will be prizes for individuals and teams going the furthest in rge three, six and 12 hours, while special recognition will be given to schools, corporates and organisations with the most entries and those who completed the most combined kilometres.
The higher category for individials is an elevation challenge with three legs – who will go the highest (one) and who will be the quickest to the top (two and three).
The most elevation metres in a 12-hour period (06:00 to 18:00) is the Mafadi Challenge (3 450 m) and the Table Mountain Challenge (1 084 m).
The quicker category, with five legs, is designed for traditional runners or walkers and is a time challenge for individuals. You can choose to do the 1 miler (1 609 m), 5 km, 10 km, half marathon (21,1 km) or marathon (42,2 km).
The creative category presents something different as it is a running art challenge for individuals. It has three options – animals; transport and open – and use your tracking device or running tracking app to create some awesome art.
To enter The Real Gratitude Run, visit www.quicket.co.za. For more details on the event, contact Tacia Roux on
082 415 5595, visit www.d4dsa.co.za or find Distance for Difference on Facebook.
Stéphan Pieterse, Charl Pieterse, André Jordaan, Heidi Jordaan and Malan Bosman at the first Gratitude Run hosted in October 2016.