The poster advertising the Fun Run walk.
The Together We Can Grow Fun Run-Walk will take place once again on 29 December this year, after a break in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The fun-run walk is held every December and involves running and walking from Tshixwadza’s old grounds to Bvulabadzhi, and it entails motivational speeches, a prize-giving function and live entertainment. The event is the brainchild of Dovhani Mudzielwana, Tendamudzimu Mabirimisa and Rendani “Pastor” KP and was started by individuals and organisations from and around Tshixwadza, Mapuloni-Luheni, Dzamba-Mabulo, Gogogo and Sheshe. “Part of the initiative includes raising funds to donate wheelchairs, masks and other livelihood necessities,” Mudzielwana said.
“We have proposed the date of the 29th of December and this year’s programme will include a community prayer, a Covid-19 vaccination point, business awareness and running or walking of interested people,” said the event co-ordinator, Mr Dovhani Mudzielwana.
Mudzielwana said that, after a one-year hiatus, they had decided to re-convene to also play part in promoting awareness of the Covid-19 disease and to encourage people to get vaccinated. “We have invited the Department of Health to come and vaccinate people,” he said.
“Our event has attracted people from as far Ha-Tshivhasa, Lephalale and many other distant parts of the country,” he said. “This is becoming an event of national interest. We have sparked interest in places such as Durban and Botswana, where people asked us for our concept. This really makes us keep going despite the few resources we have. We will continue to be humble and work together with our lovely communities to show one another the positivity of lives and promote togetherness.”
Mudzielwana said that strict compliance to the Covid-19 regulations would be the rule of the day. “We will limit unnecessary activities to ensure that we manage compliance to the Covid-19 regulations,” he said.
For more details, interested persons can contact Dovhani Mudzielwana on Tel 072 214 4575 or Tendamudzimu on 072 694 3043 and email email@example.com.
Date:23 December 2021 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.