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Ninja Needs Help Campaign

10 years ago running changed my life and helped me believe in myself. 
6 Comrades Marathons, 8 Ultras, 20 marathons and 30+ half marathons later and I am more convinced than ever that more people should be running. 

Earlier in 2023 I decided that it was time to give back to the running community by becoming involved as a pacesetter (busdriver). 
My very first experience in a ‘bus’ was with Vlam Pieterse and I was inspired at his positivity and the way he motivated his group to finish a race. After that I’ve encountered the most amazing pacesetters who selflessly gave up their own race to help other runners achieve goals they never thought possible. 
I knew that I would find tremendous joy in being a pacesetter / busdriver and I got the opportunity to shadow the amazing Jeff Ramakoka on the 11hr bus at Comrades 2023 as part of the process. 

A few days ago I further got the amazing news that I have been selected as one of the pacesetters at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon on 15 October 2023!
I am super excited to get my first opportunity to officially serve the running community as a pacesetter!
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is an Abbott World Marathon Major Candidate and will hopefully soon join the Boston Marathon, Tokyo Marathon, New York City Marathon, Chicago Marathon, Berlin Marathon and London Marathon so being selected as an official pacesetter is HUGE!

So what am I asking? Help me get to Cape Town on 15 October. 
I am usually raising funds for a charity or running for a cause so I am not keen on asking for myself…
But it will really mean a lot if you can help me get there to be part of the official pacesetters group!

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Fundraising target

R 5 000.00

Donations to date

R 2 100.00

Donor Messages

Go make us proud!
Carlene Rautenbach
Good luck
Retha Calitz
Ry daai bus! Geniet

Activity feed

Carlene Rautenbach donated R 200 via Ninja Needs Help
27 Aug 2023 R 200
Retha Calitz donated R 200 via Ninja Needs Help
27 Aug 2023 R 200