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BREAKING NEWS #Comrades4Bibles2018 is happening [ READ MORE ]       Comrades 2018 - Done ! BACKGROUND At the 2016 Comrades Expo I decided to join hands with The Bible Society of South Africa and more specifically the Run for Bibles charity initiative. My approach has always been to make all my miles and moments count, and this is just one way of doing it: by running and thereby also supporting a charity. The drive behind this charity is for athletes to choose a race they want to Run for Bibles, this can be any distance - marathon, half-marathon or even a fun run or Park Run, and get people to sponsor them for every kilometer run. This means we do the running, but also rely on others to support us as runners, which in turn will support our Run for Bibles charity. Whilst this may all be good and well, I have, however, given the concept much thought and came up with an alternative which will challenge me even more. The idea is that I will do it first, and then challenge other runners or walkers to do the same. The challenge - I wanted to do more; more than just a single race. I thus present to you my concept of “Run for Bible Rands” The pledge:  “ As a walker / runner I pledge to donate R1 (one Rand) to the Run4BibleRands charity for every kilometer I complete in official races or Parkruns every month.” Through this I support a great charity in two ways; by creating awareness for this worthy cause and then to also contribute financially this charity. I also utilize social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram & Twitter to drive this initiative and I also wish to create an opportunity for fellow runners to join in and also make “The Pledge”. WHO CAN JOIN? In short, anyone can join. As long as you are doing official races as a runner and or a walker, you can become part of this awesome team of passionate athletes who made the pledge and chose to make their every kilometer count for something more than just a medal or a free t-shirt - but for FREE Bibles. If we take hands and also take the pledge, with our combined efforts, we can all support the Bible Society of South Africa to also reach their objective, which is to distribute Bibles in many native tongues throughout South Africa to those who needs it most. Hope to welcome you to the team soon,
Douw Prinsloo
founding member of #Run4BibleRands
R BR 4
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R 9076.10 = 153 Free Bibles
Updated 18 May 2018
support for bibles - one kilometer at a time