The Discovery 702 Walk the Talk was officially launched at Moyo, Melrose Arch in Johannesburg today, as the warmly-popular family event looks to reclaim the Highveld winter.
Described as the celebration of family, fitness, unity, friendship and the beauty of Johannesburg, event owners Talk Radio 702 proudly drew notice to the community benefits the event contributed.
In attendance were sporting giants Baby Jake and Morné du Plessis, now both involved in the work of Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, to which funds brought in by last year’s ‘running’ of the Walk were donated.
The Foundation identified community boxing project Fight with Insight as a beneficiary of that funding, and the dignitaries and media at the event were shown a video production of the project’s impact and successes.
“It is projects like Fight with Insight that the Discovery 702 Walk the Talk are proud to support,” said Talk Radio 702 station manager, Pheledi Gwangwa.
“We had an outstanding turnout at last year’s event with over 30 000 walkers taking part. It was with their support that we were able to hand over a cheque for R250 000 to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which went towards Fight with Insight.
“This year we are hoping to attract even more walkers and raise even more money for this incredibly worthy cause, said Gwangwa.
The Discovery 702 Walk the Talk, now in its seventh year, is taking place on Sunday, July 22, 2007.
Starting and ending at Marks Park Sports Club in Judith Road, Emmarentia, the route will meander through the scenic suburbs of Emmarentia, Greenside, Parktown, Parkhurst, Parkwood and Parkview.
There will be 42 and 21-kilometre timed events, starting at 06h30 and 07h30 respectively for the more discerned experienced walkers; an 8km walk open for all corporates, clubs, families and friends; and a 5km fun walk along a safe secure route for children, junior walkers, prams, dogs on leashes, the disabled and pensioners.
So, c’mon grls, lace up and get training, bring the family, see you there!