On Sunday 26 March 2017, One Heart for Kids hosted their third fundraising trail run, which took place at Eikendal Vineyards.
We welcomed 586 runners who joined us to run for love on the beautiful trail that was developed by Niel Swanepoel, one of our passionate ambassadors. Our 3km, 5km and 10km trails were enjoyed by children, moms and dads with prams, and of course dogs of all shapes and sizes.
Our runners were welcomed over the finish line with an energetic high-five from our MC and ambassador, Matthew Kruger. Each runner received their medal and an ice-cold BOS Sport drink in celebration- we truly believe that everyone is a winner, and that participating in our races is a powerful way to urge those less fortunate on the road of success and victory.
We were of course most excited to welcome onto the track, the Eikendal Farm youth, Zetler farm children and youth as well as children from Longridge Farm.
Our participants enjoyed an exciting array of food at the finish line such as Mexican cuisine from La Taqueria los Compas as well fresh rolls and breakfast wraps from Urban Hunter. Island provided refreshing sorbet in fruit shells to enjoy in the warm weather.
Leentjie Visser, our vivacious ambassador hosted prizegiving for our winners, who were spoiled with hampers from Buttanut, wine from Eikendal, various vouchers from Spur and Tigersmilk and much more. Most importantly, the book-handover that followed represented the true heart of the event, the reason for the cause. We are grateful to Fairtree Capital for their generous book donation. For this event, One Heart was able to send KeyLinks curriculum into 3 institutions: Weber Gedenk, Idas Valley Primary and Eikendal Creche. Overall the program has been able to support 12 institutions since opening last year-January 2016.
We look forward in anticipation for all the exciting races and youth camps to come. In all initiatives, One Heart aims to celebrate children and youth and to develop young people from under-resourced communities. Literacy, mentorship, trail running and leadership camps are just of the mediums through which the program aims to impact lives of our country's future leaders.
For more information about how to get involved please contact Lisa Thompson-Smeddle (firstname.lastname@example.org)