September 11, 2013  

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Passionate about supporting a cause or looking to create awareness for your favourite NGO? Well join South African model Chad Meihuizen and award-winning executive chef Margot Janse in “running for a reason” at the Cape Town Marathon on Sunday 22 September 2013.

Chad, an ambassador for Alzheimer’s SA, is part of a group of 5 runners who will run over 1 800km in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s South Africa. Starting in Pretoria on September 13 the team will head for the southern tip of Africa, where they will finish their challenge by running the Cape Town Marathon. Giving themselves just 10 days to complete the distance, the team will run non-stop, relay-style distances across the country.

Motivated to do this challenge after losing his father to Alzheimer’s, Chad is making it his mission to raise awareness of how the disease changes lives and of the work being done by Alzheimer’s South Africa.

Executive Chef Margot Janse and her running partner Saskia Blaisse are both new to the marathon circuit and have been heading out on early winter mornings to train for race day. The team, who have called themselves Virgin Orange, are motivated by the needs of the Kusasa Project.

A child cannot learn on an empty stomach. Children need good education and proper nutrition; they go hand in hand” says Margot, explaining why she supports the Franschhoek based Kusasa Project.

Knowing the great need that exists within the area, the Kusasa Project hands out 1000 breakfasts daily at Dalubuhle and Wes Eind Primary School. Virgin Orange aims to raise funds for Kusasa’s much needed kitchen and storage equipment.

The public can support “running for a reason” participants in the Cape Town Marathon by running with them, supporting en route or pledging to run for their own cause. Enter online at and tell us why you’ll be running on Twitter (@CTMarathon) or via Facebook (

Further race information can be found on Contact the Race Office on 087 700 8264 or alternatively email