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Run4Change tackles economic challenges and promotes physical wellness

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, taking place on the 15th of September 2019 seeks to address physical wellness as well as environmental issues that are currently challenging the world. The Marathon has enlisted in excess of 50 charities through its Run4Change programme, to use the event to bring change to their respective communities.

Elana Van Zyl, Olympian, and race ambassador, has called upon several charities to think of the benefits that the Marathon could provide in terms of helping them raise funds for their projects.

Janet Welham, the race director her goal for the race is to give runners a world-class city marathon sporting experience, as well as to create meaningful change in areas of the environment, society, and the economy. She says, “The marathon’s programmes reflect Olympian values of courage, inspiration, determination, respect, friendship, equality and excellent, so like sport, carry the enormous potential to bring society together”.

Last year, the Marathon was run by over 23 000 athletes from more than 80 countries. The 42km Marathon is preceded by a 10km Peace Run on the 15th of September and is followed by two Peace Trail runs – 12km and 22km- and a 5km Peace Run on the 16th of September.

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