Three runners have taken it upon themselves to run the distance of 10 Comrades Marathons in 10 consecutive days, ending off their journey by running the official Comrades Marathon on the 1st of June. These three crazy soldiers have created a charity drive called Ten10 Challenge, in aid to raise much needed funds for two South African charities – the PinkDrive and Pets in Townships.
“The Comrades marathon occupies a special place in the South African soul. It’s an epic ultra marathon that many runners aspire to complete each year. Even international runners eye the Comrades and a must do in their running career. An event that must be completed even if only once”, says Hazel Moller, one of the Ten10 runners.
Just imagine the overwhelming task of running this event 10 times over 10 days!
“Although we at the PinkDrive, think that the Ten10 Challenge team has completely lost the plot, we truly admire their strength and passion for helping those who have been touched by cancer. The cancer journey is a rough ride, with a lot of endurance and strength needed to pull through – just like the challenge that these three Ten10 runners will be embarking on. We wish them well on their journey and appreciate their efforts in making a difference”, says Noelene Kotschan, Founder and CEO of the PinkDrive.
Kitted in pink shirts, their journey of 900km began on 23 May 2014 from Bedfordview in Johannesburg and is followed by a nine stage route down to Pietermaritzburg, finishing the tenth and final stage with the running of the official Comrades Marathon on 1st June 2014. “We would like to encourage supporters to make a donation of any amount towards the Ten10 Challenge efforts and we look forward to reading all the messages of encouragement”, concludes Hazel.
Catch the Ten10 Challenge team in their pink shirts as they enter Clarens between 4pm and 5pm on Tuesday 27th June 2014. They will enter Clarens from the Protea Hotel towards the town square where PinkDrive’s supporters will welcome them.