Hilton woman wins colourful Paris trip

2018-03-21 06:01
Madelyn Janse van Rensburg from Hilton was chosen as the lucky winner.PHOTO: supplied

Madelyn Janse van Rensburg from Hilton was chosen as the lucky winner.PHOTO: supplied

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AT the start of the season, The Color Run asked participants to share on social media an inspiring story of a personal superhero in their lives.

Madelyn Janse van Rensburg from Hilton was chosen as the lucky winner as her story touched the judges. She chose her dad as her personal superhero.

The prize is to experience The Happiest 5K on the Planet in Paris.

“He was diagnosed with polio at 18 months old, and has had a physical disability ever since.

“However, he has never once let that get him down, or stop him from achieving his goals. ‘Mind over matter’ and ‘turn your obstacles into your motivation to succeed’ are his mottos in life.

“He is my superhero because he is a real go-getter and has such a positive outlook on life,” she said.

With prize sponsor Marriott International providing accommodation to make this incredible trip possible, Janse van Rensburg and a partner are about to enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

They will be hosted at the stunning Marriott Renaissance Paris La Defense Hotel, and Janse van Rensburg will receive Marriott Rewards Platinum status for one year, providing lounge access, late check-out and a platinum arrival gift.

While Janse van Rensburg leads an active life, she’s also one for a bit of adventure. “The Color Run is such a unique experience, I just had to try it. Once I did, I was hooked,” she said.

Like many Color runners, it was about more than just having fun for her.

The Color Run is built on the premise that all of us are responsible for building better communities, and if you can do that while having a blast, everyone wins.

“Having fun is great, but having fun while doing good is even better,” she said.

The Color Run is operated on four main principles: be healthy, be happy, be an individual, and help those around you. As such, the event encourages all participants to allocate a charity to which funds will be donated by The Colour Run, at no extra cost to Colour runners.

The Color Run wishes Janse van Rensburg bon voyage. We know you will fly our colourful flag high and enjoy spreading some warm South African laughter at The Happiest 5K in Paris. — Supplied.

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