Running the Comrades makes you a superhero

2019-04-24 06:01
Superheroes for Community Chest (from left) Nontuthuko Mashimane, Nosisa Phoswa, Thembisa Msomi, Lungile Dlamini, Sihle Msomi and Lilian Els.PHOTO: supplied

Superheroes for Community Chest (from left) Nontuthuko Mashimane, Nosisa Phoswa, Thembisa Msomi, Lungile Dlamini, Sihle Msomi and Lilian Els.PHOTO: supplied

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THE Community Chest is an official charity of the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA).

Funds received by the Community Chest through the Comrades Marathon charity drive will be channelled to support Early Childhood Development (ECD).

Up to 6 000 children will benefit by receiving a nutritious breakfast and education at a Community Chest supported ECD centre.

As the Community Chest, we are privileged to have Comrades runners who have become Superheroes by signing up for the Comrades Race4Charity and pledging to raise at least R6 000 towards the costs of feeding and educating the 6 000 children.

Once entered to run the race, runners need to register their profile on

Supporters then donate to the runners’ profiles and upon raising a minimum of R6 000 runners are recognised by CMA and get the honour of starting the race in the “CC” batch.

They also receive a special goodie bag from the Community Chest.

Runners who are still interested in becoming a Community Chest ECD Superhero, please note that the final day to qualify for the “CC” seeding (R6 000 raised) is May 2.

Iconic runners such as Barry Holland, David Williams and Mike Cowling have pledged to run their 2019 Comrades Marathon as a Superhero in support of ECD and the Community Chest.

Holland (Dolphin Coast Striders) has completed 46 Comrades Marathons, while Williams (Savages Athletics Club) and Cowling (Hilton Harriers) have each completed 41 Comrades Marathon races.

There are now only 12 runners in the world who have completed 40 or more Comrades Marathon races.

If you are running the 2019 Comrades Marathon and would like to support the Community Chest, please contact Angie Narayanan at 033 394 1031 or

— Supplied.


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