From Cape to Pmb, the Unogwaja runners are here

John McInroy and Robert Le Brun have reached Creighton on foot from Cape Town

The Unogwaja Challenge runners have arrived and have just met with the cycling team.

The group, who traversed more than 1500 kms to get from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg gathered, at the Caltex service station in Richmond where they were met with great fanfare from locals.

On Saturday, show your support for them and run the last kilometer with them at 12.30 from the Natal Carbineers drill hall.

The Unogwaja Challenge 2015 hopes to raise R2 million for their Light Fund that generates financial support for community based organisations in South Africa that focuses on education, skills development. This year’s challenge saw a team of cyclists and runners, leave Cape Town for Pietermaritzburg and to end with the running of the Comrades marathon. John McInroy, one of the runners and organisers said the 10 day cycle and run from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg to run the Comrades was a journey of the heart. “Inspired by the life of Phil Masterton-Smith, who in 1933, could not afford the train fare from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg, cycled up instead and finished 10th in the race.
He died in World War Two in 1942. His nickname was Unogwaja – meaning hare in Zulu and his legacy lives on in the Unogwaja Challenge,” said McInroy. Funds raised by them will go to the Pietermaritzburg Community Chest. To support the Unogwaja Challenge, go to http://www.quicket.co.za/events/6636- unogwaja-challenge-2015/#/ Another fund-raising initiative is that of the Ten10 Challenge.
In ten days, former Pietermaritzburg resident Michelle Marree and Hazel Moller, will attempt to run the 90km distance each day, covering 900km, ending with the Comrades marathon. They are raising funds for the PET – Pet Empowerment in Townships – project. The duo set out last Friday from Bedfordview. They have since made their way through to Vereeniging, Frankfort, Reitz, Clarens, and were in Howick, late on Friday. They are expected to run from the Midmar Dam to Hillcrest on Saturday. After a tough day and almost not running, Moller, eventually made it through the day.
To support their cause and donate R20, SMS twenty to 40021.

 John McInroy and Robert Le Brun have reached Creighton on foot from  Cape Town

John McInroy and Robert Le Brun have reached Creighton on foot from Cape Town

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