“It doesn’t matter how fast or how far you’re going,” says Kara Goucher, an Olympic long-distance runner.
She may be right about not focusing on your running speed, because truth be told, I’m not much of a runner. However, I do know the distance I have to run, the people I’m running with, and the purpose behind my run, and that makes all the difference.
Growing up in Niassa Reserve, Mozambique, my childhood was surrounded by game rangers.
As such, I’ve truly come to appreciate the vital work they do to protect our incredible wildlife.
This is why I eagerly seized the opportunity to join Harry Bailey on his run through Babanago Game Reserve, raising funds for these exceptional men and women who risk their lives daily.
As a Grade 11 student at Hilton College, I am honoured to be one of five participants from our school joining Harry’s run.
I’m not claiming it will be easy, nor am I saying there won’t be tough times. However, I am resolute in knowing who I am running for, and I take pride in it.
The funds raised will contribute to supporting Project Rhino and Babanango Game Reserve, empowering their rangers with essential resources, training, and equipment to combat poaching, enforce conservation laws, and promote sustainable practices.
I invite you to join me by generously making a one-time donation now.
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