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RCS GUGS Youth Race in support of Sakhisizwe YDP

Personal message

June 16th, Youth Day, is an incredible time to reflect on and celebrate the astounding diversity, power and immense potential held within South Africa's youth. Youth Day acknowledges the past struggles of our nation's children, and honours their ability to overcome. However, in many ways, South Africa's youth are still plagued with challenges such as: substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, poverty, and high drop out rates. Safe spaces that invest in and cultivate the talents of our youth, such as the Sakhesizwe Youth Development Program, protect, support and empower them so that their potential increasingly becomes their reality.

Stand with Sakhesizwe by running alongside, or sponsoring the program's founder: Mhinti Pato and her team, as they run the streets of Gugulethu, where Mhinti grew up, on June 16th. If you can keep up with Mhinti, you'll be able to hear about the community of Gugulethu firsthand, and gain valuable insight into the wonderful potential it holds. All funds raised will go directly towards the incredible work that Mhinti and her team do on a daily basis and represents a personal investment in the future of our nation. 

Race Details:

Racing begins at 7:30am at NY 49 Stadium, Gugulethu.

For the experienced runners, there is a 10km run, at a cost of R50 for licenced athletes, and R85 for unlicenced athletes, R30 for a licenced junior, and R50 for an unlicenced junior in which the first 1500 finishers will be awarded a medal.

For the more casual runners, there is a 4.2km run/walk, at a cost of R30 for an unlicenced athlete, and R25 for an unlicenced junior. 

Juniors (14-19yrs)

Runners age 70 and above participate for free.

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For more information about the race visit:

To find out more about Sakhisizwe visit our Facebook page: Sakhisizwe YDP

To find out more about Mhinti Pato, read this JOY Magazine article written on her:



  • Jun 15, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Happy running, Mhinti" - Anonymous

  • Jun 04, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Great initiative. Good luck from Candida and Marcelo" - Candida Andrade

  • Jun 03, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Go for it!!" - Anon

  • Jun 01, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Run well Ric " - Linda

  • May 31, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Best wishes and good luck" - Hans Kuhn

  • May 31, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck " - Kam

  • May 31, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Go Sakhisizwe!!!! " - Ashley

  • May 31, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Fantastic Mhinto.....proud of you for all you do for the young people!" - Keith & Alison

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Donations to date

R 2 960.76

Fundraising target

R 5 000.00

Sakhisizwe YDP

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Sakhisizwe Youth Development Program offersmentorship and leadership support toyoung people of ImizamoYethu in Houtbay, ages of 13-25 years. We run an after school programme that offers academic support, sport, life skills, spiritual journey and creativity.