Friday, 16 June is Youth Day, a historic day when South Africans pay homage to the courage and sacrifice of the Soweto youth of 1976. As we commemorate events that changed the course of our country’s future, the born-free generation are encouraged to embark on a course of their own at the Durban Green Corridor Youth Trail Run.
For the fifth year in a row, the non-profit Durban Green Corridor organisation will host a fun trail run at the eNanda Adventure Park for more than 200 young people from disadvantaged communities in the surrounding area.
Unlike your everyday youth fitness challenge, the trail run is designed for girls and boys of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. A 5km beginner course has been designed for the 9-15 years old group, and a more challenging 10km route for the competitive and spirited 16-19 year olds, in an effort to promote healthy living through exercise and mental wellness through fun interactive activities.
Refreshment stops will be erected at various points along the course to ensure that each participant remains hydrated as they navigate the course, with medics patrolling the site to ensure the safety and well-being of the young runners.
Races kick off at 9am, with officials sounding the gun at the 12pm cut-off to signify the end of the race. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three runners in each category, and medals to the first 100 to finish, so that they can also be proud of their personal triumphs.
Zapper, South Africa’s premier mobile payment and lifestyle app have partnered with Durban Green Corridor and PWC to help make this event a success. “The youth are the future of our country. By investing in upliftment programmes that encourages them to believe in their own potential, we build better leaders, who build better communities and ultimately a better tomorrow for all South Africans,” said Jessica Fowlds, Marketing Manager for Zapper. “We at Zapper are proud to be a part of such an inspired event.”
For more information, or to get involved go to http://www.durbangreencorridor.co.za.