After the success of the Hillsong Ride for Recovery team, who raised around R400 000 by cycling the Cape Epic in 2010 and 2011 for Safety Net, a substance abuse rehabilitation facility for men in Cape Town, it was decided to do Run for Recovery in 2012.
This project will give runners (an aspiring runners!) from Hillsong Cape Town (although anyone is welcome to participate) the opportunity to not only run the Two Oceans, known as the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Marathon’, but to also raise awareness and support for Safety Net. The race takes place on 7 April 2012.
Participants can enter into the Two Oceans Half Marathon, Ultra Marathon or the trail runs (10km and 20km). The prominence of the race will give significant exposure not only to Run for Recovery and Safety Net, but also to sponsors who wish to get involved. Each individual runner taking part in Run for Recovery will be asked to secure sponsorship by requesting friends and family while corporate sponsors are also welcomed.
Run for Recovery has linked up with the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA), who will be able to provide some valuable advice on training for the event.
By getting involved with Run for Recovery, sponsors and runners are not only taking part in a fun event, but they are also making a statement: That they are giving time and in some cases money to support men who have made a decision against substance abuse, men who are working to better themselves in order to make a positive contribution to society.
Anyone interested in either participating in or sponsoring can email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up on the Facebook events page (Ride for Recovery 2012).