Dear Alumni, Friends and Family,
Announcing the Team Marist ‘Power of M’ Champagnat Day Run 2021
The first-ever Team Marist Champagnat Day ‘virtual’ Run 2021, uniting all five of the South African Marist Schools – St David’s Marist Inanda, Sacred Heart College and Marist Brothers Linmeyer in Johannesburg, St Henry’s Marist College in Durban and St Joseph’s Marist College in Cape Town – will launch on Sunday, 6 June (Champagnat Day) and end on Sunday, 20 June.
We invite all members from our community to join us – students, parents, staff, alumni – wherever you are in the world! Participants will register for the virtual event and complete their activity of choice in their home neighbourhood, locally or internationally, at any time during the two weeks the event is open.
The participation distance is 4km – this was the distance that St Marcellin Champagnat, Founder of the Marist Brothers teaching order, walked each day between The Hermitage and La Valla-en-Gier (where his first school was situated). Participants can complete multiple distances of 4kms for their entry should they wish. The entry fee is R50 per person and participants are also invited to make a donation to accompany their entry fee. The funds will go to our School Bursary Fund and to Marist Mercy Care (in the Eastern Cape). All participants will receive a virtual medal upon completion of their event.