Team Marist ‘Power of M’ Champagnat Day Run 2021

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.

Participants can register and enter for their school via the Entry Ninja Platform, which is where they may also make their donation.

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Participants are also encouraged to join the Team Marist Club/group on Strava to share their participation there – find Team Marist under ‘Clubs’ on the Strava App or on the Strava website.

Join Team Marist Club/Group on Strava

Once participants have registered and paid on Entry Ninja they will then be able to link their entry to their Strava profile and complete their activity any time during the two weeks of the event.

When running/walking participants are encouraged to take part wearing the Marist blue and gold colours. Please share your participation on your social media platforms and email to Ms Staat at pstaat@maristbl.co.za. We will add to our School’s social media pages. When posting, please use the following social media hashtags of #ActivelyMarist, #PowerofMarist #TeamMarist and #mblvirtualrun.

At the end of the two-week event, each of the five schools will be presented with the new Marist Rose (‘Marist Gold’) as a symbol of their participation in the Team Marist Champagnat Run 2021.

We are so excited for this first-ever South African ‘Team Marist’ event and we look forward to it becoming an event that can spread further around our Marist world in time!