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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, November 29, 2021 / APO Group / –
Some of the main sports stars of the African continent have confirmed their participation in the annual Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run event (www.MandelaWalkandRun.com) this Sunday, which will take place around the world on December 5, 2021.
The organizers of the popular event urge participants to register and participate virtually and safely anywhere in the country, continent or the world.
Participating is very easy. Simply register online at www.MandelaWalkandRun.com to confirm your participation in the 5K Walk or 10 and 21K Runs to be part of this special event in support of the work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and held in partnership with the Provincial of Gauteng. Government.
The event will be held in limited numbers on Sunday morning in a secure environment at its regular location around Union Buildings and in and around Pretoria, although all participants are encouraged to join virtually wherever they are and register their online participation.
Zambian and African soccer icon Kalusha Bwalya has laced up his running shoes and is urging everyone around the world to participate in this special event to remember and celebrate the contribution of the human rights icon, Nelson Mandela.
“Eight years have passed since Madiba’s death and it is time to commemorate his life and remember his contribution. It is a fun and social event for the whole family. Run virtually and sign up wherever you are. It’s for everyone. Whether you are in Senegal, Zambia, Kenya, in the Americas, or in Europe, join us in celebrating this amazing and incredible man. Come on, there’s no time to waste. I’m ready, ”Bwalya said.
And many of Africa’s biggest soccer stars have heard Bwalya’s call and confirmed his involvement, including former Ghana international Anthony Baffoe and former Orlando Pirates captain Teboho Moloi.
Wimbledon Finals wheelchair tennis sensation Kgothatso Montjane has also confirmed his participation, while top Olympic elite athletes such as Gerda Steyn and Stephen Mokoka are regular participants in this popular event.
It’s a social event for the fit, the not-so-fit, and the not-so-fit, so sign up and fill out the event registration forms, walk or run the distance of your choice and you will be awarded a physical medal for participating in Union Buildings or unique virtual medal and certificate to confirm your participation if you participated anywhere in the rest of South Africa or the world.
Entries for this year’s event have been received from as far away as Spain, Kenya, Nigeria, the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Guatemala, Zambia and Sudan.
Begun to commemorate Madiba’s passing on December 5, 2013, the popular annual event hosted from the Union buildings in Tshwane will be held for the eighth time this year.
The entrance fees for Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run are as follows:
10 km = R60
5.10 or 21 km Practically = R60
US $ 5 – Runners from the rest of the African continent (all distances)
US $ 10 – International runners from the rest of the world (all distances)
All proceeds raised will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Foundation to continue promoting Madiba’s legacy.
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