Friday, 21 June 2013

big thinking

20 marathons 20 months
Marathon a month for LIV

That is the plan.
Give yourself eight minutes; one minute to read this post, and seven minutes to watch the video.  I trust you will find it worth while...
November 2013 marks the beginning of a 20 month adventure. Running 20 marathons in 20 months around New Zealand for LIV Village. Finishing in June 2015 with the Comrades Marathon in South Africa. Affiliated with the non-profit organization, RESTORE SA, I will run to raise the profile of LIV Village. In doing so I hope to inspire others to live with purpose, be active and step at a time.

I was born and bred in South Africa, and will soon become a New Zealand citizen. I have been so blessed to have had the opportunity to live in these two countries, and while I have put my roots down in New Zealand, I would like to leave more than footprints and memories in South Africa.

There are over 5 million orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa (that's more than the entire population of New Zealand).  The need is great to get involved and there is some amazing work being done by LIV Village.

This video says it best:

Here is a link to an HD version of the video

I am an average runner, middle-of-the-pack, if not towards the back-of-the-pack. Podium finishes and gold medals are foreign territory. Getting to the start line and crossing the finish line, that's more like it.   With only 4 marathons and 2 ultras under my belt, this is an opportunity to put faith into action... I am looking forward to the challenge.

I encourage individuals, businesses and churches across New Zealand, Australia and South Africa to show their support for LIV village. Partner with me in this journey, sponsor this cause, even come along and join me for a run. 
I wanted to share this idea - well, now it is more than an idea, it is an intention, it is a plan.

I will be updating this blog as plans develop. 
To donate to LIV Village, follow the link below.

To partner in this adventure,
Contact me:
Mobile (+64) 21 0525342
Twitter : @Run20_20



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