September in review for MAD2Run #Team18

By October 9, 2017 No Comments

2017 sure has flown by, it is October already and just 24 weeks till #Team18 kick off their journey. September was a busy month.

Here is a quick review of some of the things that kept the MAD2Run team on their toes.

The official shirt handover was a GREAT SUCCESS!

The MAD2Run group got together at St Stithians College for the official T-shirt handover for #Team18 on the first weekend of September.

Guess this thing is official now! We’ve got the t-shirt! It’s time to start the training!

As part of the official shirt handover ceremony, we heard from two varsity students who are part of the MAD Leadership Foundation programme. Hearing their stories hit home!

The “why” behind running from Joburg to Cape Town in a 24-hour-a-day relay over seven days is to support the opportunities that the MAD Leadership Foundation provides to scholars so that they can make South Africa a better place.

You can check out the full photo gallery from the day here. Not to forget about the members of #Team18 who are based down in Cape Town, they also had their shirt handover session and are also included in the gallery.

Taking on the Cape Town Marathon as part of the #CaptainsChallenge

A couple of the Madsters joined Francious Pienaar and Graeme Smith for a little jog around the Cape, to be honest, it was more than a jog…it was the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon (42km)!

A massive shout out to team member Dusty Grace who raised R4200, by pledging to run the marathon in a Green Onesie. The Campaign #Dustygoesgreen was a success! Thanks to everyone who contributed and who knows maybe the ‘green man’ may make another appearance at a run near you in the not too distant future…if you want to see the ‘green man’ again ping us a shout out on Facebook, and we will make it happen!

Congrats to everyone who took on the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, we took some photos to remember the day. Check them out here.

The #JoburgCityCleanup

We represented at the #joburgcleanup, as we want to drive #makingadifference to the broader community. The clean-up was organised by Blake Dyson, a mate of some of the MADsters for 2018. He is passionate about protecting the environment, giving back to the community and also happens to be a runner.

It was awesome that we could be part of the day. We need to support more initiatives like this to help change mindsets, so that community engagements have a lasting impact.

MADster, Allan Bader shared a few words around what the clean-up meant to him.

Take a listen.

Thanks, September, you were a good one! Stay tuned as MAD2Run #Team18 take on October.

If you are keen to know more about MAD2Run, pop me an email or visit the MAD2Run Facebook page. All the funds we raise on this journey will help to provide opportunities to scholars who are on the MAD Leadership Foundation Scholarship Programme.

Written by – Joshua Nuttall