Run The Race🏃🏽‍♀️

Run The Race🏃🏽‍♀️

Jul 26, 2023 | Fundraising

The first two races of Run The Race series has taken place! We haven’t been luck with the weather but our amazing runners still showed up in full force🌟

100% of your entry fee goes directly to George Sports Academy because Bob & Berts are responsible for covering the costs of holding these events. Thank you so much to everyone who helps make these charity runs possible; these activities wouldn’t be possible without you. If you’re considering participating in our upcoming race on August 25 at Stormont, you still have time to sign up!!

Bob and Berts Stormont 5k/10k race

Why run?

Sports Academy George (SAG) has a heart for children and a love for sport. They have combined the two passions to create a programme to disciple and mentor children from underprivileged communities in George, South Africa. SAG was established 15 years ago and children quickly started showing up to the weekly practices. Training and playing together fostered unity and a sense of belonging while creating an environment that allowed us to build relationships.

Opportunities for further education and full-time employment for the underprivileged in South Africa are unfortunately very limited, with statistics showing that only 1 in 8 going on to University or onto full-time employment. 

They wanted to give the players the best possible opportunities in life and so in January 2019 the George Royal Academy (GRA) opened; a non-profit private school for the underprivileged. The Run the Race series help students receive full bursaries providing them with quality education while also tending to their basic needs including food, transport and clothing. The reality for most students in townships in South Africa is that classrooms are overcrowded and education is poor. We believe access to quality education is crucial for uplifting students and giving them opportunities to bring about change

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Running has always been more than just a sport; it’s a testament to the human spirit, resilience, and determination. When combined with a noble cause, it becomes a powerful force for positive change.

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