Running Wild Trail Run event that took place at Amakhala recently was well supported with over 150 runners. This is a fundraising event for Coaching for Conservation (C4C) that is organised by St Andrew’s College in partnership with Harcourts and Amakhala Game Reserve.
Coaching for Conservation® (C4C) has been delivering innovative conservation education in Botswana since 2004 with a primary mission to “Conserve natural resources by using sport to engender self-respect and inspire a generation of kids who care”. C4C’s holistic curriculum promotes the connection of all living things through various animal mentors and promotes, above all – Respect for Self, Others and Respect for the Environment. The programme focuses on youth living near protected areas, game reserves, and other areas that may be at risk of poaching.
Growing each year, the Coaching for Conservation has delivered a variety of programmes to over 20 000 children in the Eastern Cape. With the support from St Andrew’s College, the Diocesan School for Girls, Amakhala Game Reserve and Harcouts, C4C is delighted to be able to continue to deliver this globally recognized programme to learners across the Eastern Cape.
Congratulations to Olwethu Pule who took first place overall in the 8km run, finishing in 36minutes 10 second, followed by George Wienekus in second place and Grant Mackenzie third.
Special thank you to all St Andrew’s College boys who volunteered to be marshals, the first aiders, time keepers and to all staff members who supported the event.