All ready for the 2016 Comrades Marathon

2016-05-12 06:00

WITH less than three weeks to go till Comrades race day on Sunday, 29 May, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed that charitable fund-raising for its six official Comrades charities is in full swing.

CMA general manager Chris Fisher said: “We at the Comrades Marathon are once again humbled by the generosity and spirit of our runners with over R2-million rand in the Comrades charity coffers as of today. This year over 5000 runners have already made voluntary donations in conjunction with their race entries whereby nearly R400-thousand has already been contributed.”

“We also have over 500 runners who have signed up for our Race4Charitiy initiative to raise funds for one of our six charities through which they have successfully managed to raise more than R1.5-million rand so far.”

”We thank our runners for their dedication to The Ultimate Human Race and also for their outstanding commitment to fund-raise for the less fortunate among us by choosing to run for one of our official Charities. Through the hard work and perseverance put into their fundraising campaigns, many lives are touched throughout South Africa.”

CMA said that their Race4Charity closing date for the charity “CC” seeding batch is 2 May. This is the cut-off date to qualify to start in the ‘CC’ seeding batch on race day if a runner manages to raise R5000 or more.

However, runners are encouraged to keep up the fantastic work they are doing and have until Friday, 10 June to still raise funds for the charity of their choice.

Runners and supporters are urged to visit the Comrades Marathon­ Amabeadibeadi Official Charity Stand at the Bonitas Comrades Expo where they will be able to purchase the 2016 version of Amabeadibeadi charity beads which have become synonymous with the race, as well as purchasing other memorabilia and entering exciting competitions to demonstrate their support for these worthy causes.

Last year over R4.6 million was raised and chairperson of the CMA Official Charities Committee, Alen Hattingh has appealed to all Comrades stakeholders to once again support the CMA’s designated official charities.

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