Daily Dispatch run for a good cause

Those looking for a fun outdoors event will be interested in the SPAR Daily Dispatch Summer Fun Run taking place at the Orient Pools on Sunday November 25.

The event will consist of 4km and 8km races, both of which are wheelchair-friendly.

The race organisers have chosen the Sweethearts Foundation as their beneficiary this year. The foundation helps fund wheelchairs for people with disabilities, and has managed to donated 294 wheelchairs so far.

According to Daily Dispatch general manager Ryan Megaw, the event grew every year.

“Approximately 1,200 people enter the two events,” he said. “It is increasing annually and we are getting more and more interest from those who are in wheelchairs.

“The 4km run or walk has become extremely popular because it is a distance which suits many people,” he said.

SPAR Eastern Cape sponsorship and events manager Alan Stapleton said they were proud to be involved.

“It’s an unofficial extension of our Women’s Challenge that has a strong family and fun feel to it. Secondly, the race echoes our involvement in assisting those with physical disabilities and the Wheelchair Wednesday initiative as it caters specifically for participants in wheelchairs.”

Entry for the 4km is R60 for adults/R30 for U16s. The the 8km is R70 for adults/R30 for U16s.

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