Central Gauteng Athletics wanted to change the future. So, in partnership with Pick n Pay, they took kids off the streets and put them on the race track, giving them hope and a second chance.

Supporting the young runners at Junior Road Runners Series. That's where we've found GOODNESS

17 Apr 12

We all know sport is good for us, but for some children it’s hard to find a programme where they can get outside and exercise.

Research shows that children involved in sport often do better at school, are more focused, and set themselves higher goals. Yet, for many children in disadvantaged areas taking part in sport is just a dream.

That’s why Pick n Pay is a proud sponsor of the SA Junior Road Running Series consisting of five races that take place mainly in the townships. These 2.5km and 5km races have seen countless aspiring athletes take up this challenge.

Funds raised by the Road Running Series go towards the development of various provincial Road Running Associations.

  • It is recommended that children over 2 years old get at least 60 minutes of moderate exercise daily
  • Success stories include Sibusiso Nzima, the current 5000m Track & Field provincial champ.

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