Putting best foot forward in New York Marathon

Self Help AfricaNews

A 12 strong team of runners are aiming to raise tens of thousands of dollars to support our work, when they compete in this year’s TCS New York Marathon, in November.

The group will join a field of 50,000 competitors this year’s New York race, which remains the biggest marathon in the world.

The event, which plots a course through all five of New York’s boroughs, takes place in the Big Apple on Sunday, November 5th next.

To date, members of Team Self Help Africa have raised over $22,000 in sponsorship to support their efforts, but will be canvassing friends, family and colleagues as the countdown to the event gathers pace. They are hoping to raise a total of over $50,000 with their combined efforts.

A big shout out to the amazing volunteers who have signed up to support Self Help Africa at this year’s event. They include Shannon Nolan, an educator; Ben Colling, a dad of three from Chicago, Martin Gayle, Caroline Barkley, Tom Camargo and David Newhouse.

Also on the roster are Will Miller, who’s familiar with Self Help Africa’s work from his time living in Kenya, Barnie Moul, who signed up for the event as a personal challenge, researcher Aidan Burns, Malawian born New Yorker Sangwani Mabhena, Michele Marincci and Conor Graham.  Our thanks and best wishes to them all!

You can support members of Team Self Help Africa at this year’s New York Marathon by visiting the event’s fundraising page here.