TRAIL BLAZER RUN
Are you getting restless with the year? Want to set yourself a challenge?
Andrew Lennon from Track’n’Trail Fitness has been a long time supporter of Love Mercy Foundation. This year, he has planned a virtual event for all you trail runners to beat the COVID and isolation blues and get you moving. There are a bunch of prizes to be won across both races and all entry fees go directly to our projects in northern Uganda.
When: 26th October –
1st November: Extended until 9th November due to rain!
Where: It’s virtual, so you can do it whenever you like, but there are specific trails you need to do. Click the Strava links below!
Impact: All tickets sales will go directly to the Cents for Seeds project. $30 provides a seed loan to a woman in Uganda, who will be able to grow anywhere between 150 – 300 kgs of food. This will generate an income for her family, as well as put food on the table. She returns the loan at the end of the season so it can go to another woman the next year.
So, take a mate, download the Strava app, and log your run. You’ll go in the running to win a bunch of great prizes from local companies!
Make sure you purchase your selected race ticket BELOW!
5.5km Trail Blazer
1st Prize – The Running Company Voucher
2nd Prize – Aevum Running Analysis
3rd Prize – Runnulla Voucher
Find the trail on Strava
7.5km Trail Blazer
1st prize – Runnulla Voucher
2nd prize– Aevum VO2 Max Test
3rd prize– The Running Company Voucher
Find the trail on Strava –
$30 = 30kg of seeds
This is provided to a woman in northern Uganda as a loan. She is given an agricultural tool and educated on growing methods by the Agronomy team. At
the end of the season, she will yield a harvest of anywhere between 150 – 300kg, all from that initial loan! With this she can earn an income, selling the harvest at the market to for pay school fees and health care. She will keep a portion for food for her family, and maybe trade some with another individual in the community for an animal or different type of food.
The 30kg loan is returned to Love Mercy and handed out to another woman the following year! It is a ‘hand up’ rather than a ‘hand out’ to ensure sustainable development.