The Life Education Trust is inviting members of the community to get moving with their mascot, Harold the giraffe, and raise funds to keep the trust running.
The Heartland Otago Southland charity educates and empowers over 250,000 children each year to embrace positive choices for a healthy mind and body. Visiting local schools in mobile classrooms, their educators help students understand how decisions they make today can affect their future health and well-being through the ‘Healthy Harold programme’.
Harold is getting a team together to participate in the Queenstown Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km event on November 21, and he’s encouraging people to join him, seek sponsorship from their peers and ‘fly the flag’ for Life Education on the day.
There is also a Virtual Event for those who want to improve their running or can’t make the event, with online support and tips for running or walking a certain distance each week to achieve a personal goal. This is open to all ages and abilities.
Margaret Box, Life Education chair, said: “We’re really looking forward to meeting our teammates at this event and also seeing what people can achieve in the virtual event – it’s a fun way to work up your weekly activity to achieve a significant goal.”
“I know several children have signed up for the virtual event already and are aiming to ‘run a marathon’ over several weeks, just like Mum or Dad who are doing the event in Queenstown or just run regularly. We also have some amazing prizes for the highest fundraisers, including a night at the Hilton, a scenic heli flight and Torpedo 7 Vouchers.”
To find out more or register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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