PRESS RELEASE: Run for Nature with WWF-SA at Sanlam Peace Trails
August 26, 2014  

Supplied by Tracy Abrahams from wpa2015
Join the WWF-SA Panda Posse at the Sanlam Peace Trails
With only 30 days left before the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon the Sanlam Peace Trails have sold out and the only way to still get an entry is by running for nature in partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA).
There are 50 WWF-SA charity entries available in the 22km and 11km routes respectively and though they come at a higher price than the normal entries the proceeds from these entries will go toward WWF-SA.
 
Funds raised through this initiative will support WWF-SA’s vital conservation work. WWF-SA not only safeguards endangered species and conserves our shared natural heritage, but is also active on many other fronts. These include advancing renewable energy and furthering low-carbon transport, promoting responsible farming and championing ethical consumption, nurturing our marine resources and advocating for the wise use of water, and developing sustainable business while building future environmental leaders.
 
Dr Andrew Baxter, WWF-SA Head of Business Development explained that the WWF implements three campaigns in the sporting environment inviting nature loving sports enthusiasts to combine their twin passions for nature and sport to raise funds for WWF’s conservation work. “Our successful Ride for Nature campaign has seen over R1 million raised for conservation in the last three years through cycling and we’re excited to now offer trail runners the same opportunity to support  WWF while running on the beautiful trails South Africa has to offer, including the Sanlam Peace Trails.”
 
In addition to contributing to a very worthy cause, runners who purchase charity entries in both the 11km and 22km will also receive an official WWF Run for Nature t-shirt while 22km entrants will also receive a WWF Buff.
 
The WWF-SA Run for Nature charity entry costs R1, 000 (which includes a WWF Running shirt and a WWF Buff) for the 22km route and R700 (which includes a WWF Running shirt) for the 11km route.
 
With some of the highest trail prize money up for grabs in the 22km competition is expected to be fierce at the front of the field. Several top South African trail runners, including Michael Bailey (winner of the ProNutro AfricanX 2013), Lucky Miya (19th overall at the Pikes Peak Marathon) and Bernard Rukadza (winner of the ProNutro AfricanX 2014) are entered and fast times are a definite.
 
For more information and to enter online, go to the official event website www.capetownmarathon.com.
 
 
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About the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon event is managed by a joint partnership between Western Province Athletics (WPA), ASEM Running and the City of Cape Town. Endorsed by Elana Meyer and Francois Pienaar, it will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 20 –21 September 2014. The classic 42.2km Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is the centerpiece of a festival of running through Africa’s Mother City that includes a 10km Peace Run, a 4.2km Peace Fun Run, two Peace Trail Runs, a Peace Relay and a Peace Mile.
 
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon delivers a sustainable and charitable event that brings runners and supporters together to experience the exceptional spirit of Africa’s world-class City Marathon.
For more information go to www.capetownmarathon.com.
 
About Wildrunner
Wildrunner is South Africa’s premier trail running events company, having started the short course trail running events market in 2008 and since then successfully activated and managed over 140 trail running events across six provinces in South Africa. Today, Wildrunner has in excess of 20 000 trail runners participating in their events annually, including the Spur Trail Series™, Mountain Challenge Series and the Wildrun™. 

About WWF
WWF is the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisation, with over 6 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
 
WWF South Africa is a national office that is part of the WWF network. We are a local NGO that for more than 40 years has worked towards the aim of inspiring all South Africans to live in harmony with nature, for the benefit of our country and the wellbeing of all our people.
 
More information:
Wildrunner:
Catharina Robbertze
Media & Content Manager
+72 72 212 2318
 
WWF-SA:
Dr Andrew Baxter
Head: Business Development & Fundraising
+27 657 6600