The inaugural Running Wild trail run takes place from the Sidbury Sports Club on Sunday 11 June, with athletes to run through the Amakhala Game Reserve. The trail run is over 8km and the event starts at 10am, with registration open from 9am while entertainment and other activities will continue until 2pm.
The Sidbury Sports Club is located 50km on the N2 towards Port Elizabeth.
Funds raised from the event will go towards C4C which will help inspire children to care through their unique one-day bush programme.
The C4C or Coaching for Conservation programme, strives to inspire kids who care and to “positively impact their core values,” said Jean-Pierre Pienaar, Harcourts Grahamstown owner who has partnered with C4C on this event. The C4C coaches mentor children through a process of:
Respect for themselves (to be fit and healthy and to choose to have a future),
Respect for each other (to care about their family, friends, teammates and pets) and
Respect the environment around them (to care about and be involved in designing the world they will grow up in)
Coaching for Conservation’s unique Learning from Wildlife model takes children through a process of learning about the animals, then from the animals in order to be able to Help them.
Pienaar said they aim to raise R20 000 for this year’s event. For more information visit www.coachingforconservation.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org