As you may know we are the first 42.2km race on the African continent to receive Gold Label recognition from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the annual road running festival joins various other top-flight races around the globe in forming a global unification tool.
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace #IDSDP2019 is on April 6th and we will be sharing our support for Peace through the #WhiteCard campaign.
A Run4Change pledge will be found at most activations in the build-up to the event, giving athletes and spectators across the country a chance to get behind the Run4Peace campaign, and assist in raising awareness.
Picture: The International Peace Flame at the start of the 2018 10km event.
Says Sanlam Cape Town Marathon race director Janet Welham: “By bringing together divided communities, we are able to share the ethos and values attached to clean sport and fair play, and encourage positive social change throughout the Western Cape and across South Africa. As we continue to empower people with courage, inspiration, determination, respect, friendship, equality and excellence, we can work together to build peaceful communities through social cohesion. We are proud to be able to continue spreading this message.”
Picture: Francois Pienaar making a symbol of a peace dove at the start of our 2018 Marathon. The Dove is an international symbol of peace.
Open to all participants and spectators, the Run4Change pledge to Run4Peace gives people an opportunity to play a more active role in bringing communities together.
Says Elana Meyer, an ambassador for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon and the global Pledge4Peace campaign: “Runners are encouraged to take the pledge to Run4Peace to show symbolic support to the global sport and peace campaign.”
Run4Peace is part of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon’s Run4Change legacy programme, which aims to make a significant and positive impact on society through a dedicated focus on five key pillars: health and wellness; fundraising and charities; peace and sport; sustainable events; and the development and empowerment of South African athletes.
Picture: The International peace flame at the 2018 elite athletes photo shoot on race weekend.