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I Coach Bjorn 2018

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“Making a meaningful change requires more than a marathon by one man. It needs a marathon effort by a community that cares."

Bjorn invites YOU, to take on the challenge of running the Berlin Marathon with him and a team of athletes on the 16th of September 2018 OR make a financial contribution that helps us #inspireHOPE.

a Team has already done the Paris marathon this year to raise funds and we're continuing with the Berlin marathon.

The aim is to inspire HOPE, create awareness of the works done by Hilltop Legacy and raise funds to provide after school care for those kids at risk.

We have found that many kids are at risk between after-school and the time their parents are home, therefor the dream is to provide-after-school care that will inspire hope. This environment will provide safety and also an opportunity to further educate, mentor and add value to these future leaders.


Born to an alcoholic mother and a drug addict father, Alexander had a childhood filled with many challenges. He found escape in running and cross-country events and got his first big break when he met Theo Fourie, CEO of an American company, Attachmate, that sponsored his three-year course in sports management at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Björn has recently run and completed the Paris marathon as part of the launch of this initiative and the next one involves YOU. 

Björn’s life journey from the “Ghetto’s to Success” will inspire people of all ages, as he talks about what made him rise above his difficult childhood circumstances to become Boland Cross Country champion and ultimately represent South Africa at the World Duathlon Championships in Canada.

Björn is a passionate Christian, and humbly shares how becoming a Christian has strengthened and guided him to find his true identity, and played the most significant part in his life’s successes.

Prior to the Berlin marathon, Bjorn invites corporates, groups and individuals to accept the “I Coach Bjorn” challenge. Option 1 is to run the Berlin marathon and raise funds for Hilltop Legacy and Option 2 is to contribute financially to his cause.

For more information, feel free to contact and stay updated by visiting our website.


Name Comment Date Amount
Anonymous What a great job you are doing Björn! Inspiring! Keep going! #BerlinCapeTownPeaceOBro Sep 24, 2017 USD $ 317.86
Jenny I love the work you are doing! Jun 26, 2017 R 1 028.20
ze Hüss I love to support you guys! Best regards from Hanover/Germany, H. Btw: You were recommended by my previous donors and friends Bella & Olli =)) Jun 05, 2017 USD $ 8.66
Bella and Oliver from Berlin Germany Excellent and inspiring how your are helping young people and making them to live a better life. Jun 05, 2017 R 2 570.50
Tshepo Letjane Thanks Buddy Apr 19, 2017 R 5 000.00
Anonymous Thanks Bjorn and the team! #Igotyourback Apr 03, 2017 R 1 542.30
KiTasha Super inspiring bro :-) Standing with you always! Sterkte!! Mar 31, 2017 R 1 028.20
Helene Gaan groot maat! #whatalegacy #jyislegend Mar 22, 2017 R 205.64
Botha's Gooi Bjorn! Ons dink aan jou!! Mar 12, 2017 R 510.00
Anonymous You are inspiring Mar 06, 2017 R 205.64
Anonymous May God bless the work you are doing abundantly! Mar 06, 2017 R 3 000.00
JD BOTHA Bly aan met die goeie werk Feb 27, 2017 R 5 141.00
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Donations to date

R 45 615.46

Fundraising target

R 60 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 21 065.00

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Hilltop Legacy is a non-profit organization with the sole purpose of having a positive life-changing impact on Primary school children, their teachers and parents within their community.