Running for shoes!

To commemorate Youth Day, the Ntenga Foundation will be hosting its 3rd annual charity run which will start at Moses Mabhida Stadium at 7am and end at uShaka Marine World’s Wet ‘n Wild on Friday, June 16th. The aim of the Ntenga Foundation is to raise funds for various projects to better the lives of […]

To commemorate Youth Day, the Ntenga Foundation will be hosting its 3rd annual charity run which will start at Moses Mabhida Stadium at 7am and end at uShaka Marine World’s Wet ‘n Wild on Friday, June 16th. The aim of the Ntenga Foundation is to raise funds for various projects to better the lives of young school children. This year, their campaign involves raising funds to purchase school shoes which will ultimately benefit children living in rural areas, where many go to school barefoot.

 

The breath taking Moses Mabhida Staium which is also the starting point for Ntenga Charity Run. PHOTO: Moses Mabhida Stadium.

This year’s Ntenga Foundation Charity Race’s aim is to attract 6 000 runners, starting at the People’s Park at Moses Mabhida Stadium and finishing at uShaka Marine World. This race will be encouraging locals to participate, however has also received entrants from far afield as Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Through this event, the Ntenga Foundation hopes to encourage all citizens to adopt active and healthy lifestyles, promote social unity; draw domestic and international sport tourists to Durban and most importantly, raise funds for the purchase of 3000 school shoes.

The programme of the day will run as follows:

  • 7.00 am – 5km & 10km run/walk starts at People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium
  • 9.00 am  – 5km & 10km run/walk finish at uShaka Marine World
  • 9:15 am – Mass aerobics marathon at uShaka Marine World’s Wet ‘n Wild pools
  • 10.00 am – Prizing giving ceremony at uShaka Marine Wet ‘n Wild pools
  • 10:30 am – Post race entertainment at uShaka Marine Wet ‘n Wild pools

The cost to enter the Ntenga Foundation Charity race is R120 per person. To register, go online to www.ntenga.com or go to uShaka Marine World’s ticketing office. Online entries close on Monday, June 12th at midnight, and manual entries close on June 14th . All entrants will receive a race number, a Ntenga Foundation T-shirt, medal on completion of the race as well as 1x uShaka Marine World Wet ‘n Wild entrance ticket.

This year’s event was made possible by uShaka Marine World, Durban Tourism, Renault Durban and eThekwini Municipality.

For more information contact Siyanda Calvin Ntenga, Chairman of the Ntenga Foundation on 076 800 7144.

By Kreanne Jaipal