It’s time for the Nedbank Runified challenge where runner’s join forces all over the country in aid of Mental Health Awareness month and Runify around mental health. This is the perfect first step towards a happier and healthier South Africa.
The Runify challenge, in partnership with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), aims to demonstrate that running (particularly in groups) can reduce stress, depression and anxiety. The goal for the challenge is to collectively run 500 000 km by the end of the month. All you need to do is run as many times and as many kilometres as you can each week to help reach the target. Run for a greater cause, Runify for those around you and let’s get this movement going together, one step at a time.
Join A Group Run
The Nedbank Running Club is more than a club and welcomes runners of all fitness levels to unify through running. Join one of the Runified partners in their respective cities for a 5 km group run.
Nedbank Runified Durban group run hosted by Cuan Walker, Masibulele Mkhundlu & Nicola Schreuder
Date: 22 October 2022 Time: 08h00 Venue: The Bike & Bean, Snell Parade, Stamford Hill, Durban, 4025
Nedbank Runified Johannesburg group run hosted by Tumi Sole & Zinhle Masango
Date: 25 October 2022 Time: 17h30 Venue: Nedbank Running Club, Modderfontein, Flamingo Shopping Centre (Upper parking Area)
Nedbank Runified Cape Town group run hosted by Amy Hopkins, Caley Jack, Nombulelo Mgabadeli & Graeme Richards
Date: 29 October 2022 Time: 08h00 Venue: vida e caffè Table Mountain
Join the Nedbank Running Club on Strava
From 14 – 30 October 2022, run as many kilometres as possible to help Nedbank reach the 500 000 km goal in the two week period.
Share your runs on Strava and all social platforms with #NedbankRunified and you stand a chance to win prizes, including Nike vouchers, Nedbank AVO vouchers, and Nedbank Running Merch.
Visit http://www.nedbankrunningclub.co.za to join the Nedbank Running club in your area, no matter what type of runner you are.
If you or your loved ones are battling with mental health challenges, there is hope. Visit sadag.org for free resources to manage your mental health. SMS 31393 and a counsellor will call you back or call 0800 567 567 – available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. SADAG has a dedicated WhatsApp counselling chat line on 087 163 2030 available seven days a week, from 08:00 to 17:00.
*In Partnership with Nedbank