The Real Gratitude Run (TRGR) by Distance for Difference (D4D) takes place on Saturday, 24 October, wherever you are. This virtual running event, aimed at raising funds for various children’s charities including Tzadokah Foster Home, Sylvia’s House, and Kingdom Kids, promises to test your limits in a very real way.
Says Stéphan Pieterse, Chief People Officer at Pragma, and founder of D4D: “Every running event is called ‘virtual’ these days, but the running is still real! The Real Gratitude Run is something that can make a real difference in the lives of people who really need it.”
“We currently have a lot of division in the world. This is our opportunity to bring SA’s people, businesses, schools, perhaps even the world, together for a good cause. Although we can’t meet in one location, we can still change the world one step at a time! The R119 entry fee is to remind us of how Covid-19 has effected the entire world and that we’re all in this together.”
“One can participate from anywhere in the world and contribute something to those in need. We know many people out there has been financially affected by the pandemic and that it is difficult to give. It however amazes me how willing people still are to help during this time. Like St. Francis of Assisi said: “For it is in giving that we receive.”
The race offers many different categories of participation for individuals and teams. Pieterse continues, “There really is something for everyone. Options include: Further (a distance challenge for individuals and teams), Higher (an elevation challenge), Quicker (a time challenge) and Creative (a running art challenge).”
Distance for Difference (D4D), is a registered non-profit organisation (182-816 NPO) which, over the last fifteen years, has made a significant contribution towards the wellbeing of children, be it through children’s charities or individual children in need.
Participation promises to be great fun. “Let’s show GRATITUDE for our health and ability to run or walk.”
“For those who do not feel like participating, you can simply donate via the Quicket site, support your better half, family, friends, or colleagues, and spread the word. Help us make a significant difference!” Pieterse concludes.
For more information visit www.d4dsa.co.za