I may have only just started the #BMKBucketList challenge but when I received the email telling me all about the Color Run that’s about to splash a lot of brightness to our PE shores, I knew that it would be the brightest way to tick off challenge number 8, “Participate in a 5K walk for charity.”
5K seems a little impossible, especially as I have only JUST started gym and working up any sort of “stamina” but with a recent realization of how short life can be, I am more determined than ever to take up every opportunity to live out the things that have always looked amazingly fun but those that I have never bothered participating in because of my body.
The Color Run takes 5K to an entirely new level and is undoubtedly known as the happiest run on earth, adding a little colour with every step you take! Besides it being an incredible excuse to get out, get fit and join friends in a fun activity, Capitec who is the headline sponsor has also graciously committed to donating R10 from every ticket sold, to a school in need of resources.
For the Port Elizabeth leg of the series, Qhayiyalethu Intermediate Secondary School has been identified as the chosen beneficiary by the Adopt-A-School Foundation. These funds will be used to assist with the development of a sustainable vegetable garden and additionally Capitec Bank will offer a financial skills programme to the teachers.
“The resource needs of Qhayiyalethu are in line with what Capitec works to achieve in its communities that it serves. Not only will we bring joy to the participants in this fun run event but also new opportunities and hopes for better education to the learners at Qhayiyalethu,” says Capitec Bank spokesperson Charl Nel.
I don’t know about you, but I love the idea that by getting out and having some fun with friends and family, you’re also contributing to build a better future for our community. Isn’t that great? Lusapho April, who is the champion long distance runner from Uitenhage, is passionate about the upcoming event in our little city. He says, “As a runner who loves my community, I call on the people of the Eastern Cape to support The Color Run in PE. Not only will you have a great day out, being active and healthy, but you’ll also be supporting a school that needs your help.”
The champion runner won’t be making the event this time, as he is training for the Olympics, but is encouraging locals to attend the Color Run and truly believes in it’s contribution to building our community that he has kindly made a personal donation of R10 000 to Qhayiyalethu to show his support.
This year, the Color Run promises to be brighter, shinier and happier, with the introduction of The Rainbow Tour, the event is designed to uplift and inspire runners to stand out from the crowd, sweat sparkles, and continue to live their lives in a happy and healthy way. Get ready for Color Blasts and joy at the Finish Festival.
Want to join the fun? Head on over to The Color Run and get your tickets today! P.S. They’re even throwing in a R200 Superbalist voucher which is pretty rad too!