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A PAIR OF RUNNING SHOES CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

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Send us shoes

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Become a volunteer

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Make a donation

PAIRS OF SHOES DONATED TO DATE

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SHOE DONORS

EDGEMEAD RUNNERS


@forthelongrunsa is absolutely blown away by this exceptionally generous donation of more than 60 pairs of running shoes from @edgemeadrunners in Cape Town. 

LAUREN RAYNE


Lauren Rayne, thank you for your generous donation of running shoes for the For the Long Run shoe drive in the Fisantekraal community. These shoes traveled all the way from Johannesburg to get here and will make some feet very happy!

DEON LOTZ


@forthelongrunsa thanks Deon Lotz for the 21st pair of running shoes! Big smiles all round. Deon is a proud dad of 2 beautiful kids, attends @urbanedge_church in Pinehurst and is a member of @durbac_road_running – he completed his first Comrades Marathon in 2019, in well under 10h30. 

MARIE VAN ZYL


Thank you Marie van Zyl for your generous donation!

Marie runs for Durbac Road Running and completed her first Comrades Marathon this year. Congratulations on your huge achievement!

AMANDA FRASER


Amanda is an American and lives in Dubai – she ran her second Comrades Marathon this year and shaved almost an hour off her finishing time. Congratulations! We look forward to seeing you in 2020 again.

ERIKA MARX


Erika Marx from Brackenfell Athletics Club was the kind soul who donated For the Long Run’s first 4 pairs of running shoes!Erika and her fiance Jozua completed their first ComradesMarathon together in 2019 – congratulations to this power couple!

YOLANDI NAUDE


Yolandie Naude is a busy mom of 2, pharmacist, an enthusiastic ultra distance trail runner (smashed the Addo Elephant Trail Run 76km this year) and a member of Durbanville Athletics Club.

CHRISTINE & GERHARD


This dynamic duo will also coach a group of aspiring runners from Fisantekraal for a 21km half marathon in Cape Town at the end of 2019, so watch this space!

Co-founder Christine Prokopiak with ladies from the Mammas on the Move Project.

What we do For The Long Run

For The Long Run is an not for profit (NPO) social upliftment initiative that aims to use running as a mechanism to uplift and rejuvenate individuals in less fortunate community.  

We work closely with groups of youths between the ages of 16 and 22 years old with the aim of inspiring them to take the first step in changing their lives for the better.  

To help us make a difference in these individuals’ lives, you can donate a pair of pre-loved or new running shoes to get them started on their journey of transformation.

Our Approach

We aim to inspire young adults ensuring they realise their full potential by providing them with opportunities to live their best lives, and to teach them how a healthy lifestyle can be used as an instrument for positive change.

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