Run For Mukhanyo

A youth-planned run benefitting three great organizations

Run for Mukhanyo is an hour-long kids run to raise money for worthy charities on Oct 7, 2020. The race is planned and organized by the students of Veritas School in collaboration with the Live Red Foundation as a benefit for three great organizations. Each organization works to improve the lives of kids in local communities, from Richmond to South Africa.  Find information on the beneficiaries, details of the event, and how to get involved below!

2020 IMPACT

99 Total Runners
30 Volunteers
4 Locations
311.85 Total Miles Run
$7,107.60 Raised SO FAR…
Together, we can do so much! The numbers above prove this. Despite all odds, together we pulled off an amazing event that will have a lasting impact on many children for years to come. In the end, we hope that you had a wonderful time but also are left with a desire to serve others more as you did yesterday.
From the run committee, Live Red Foundation, Youth Life Foundation of Richmond, and Mukhanyo Christian Academy, thank you for spending yesterday afternoon with us embracing fitness and raising money for a worthwhile cause.    Thank you to the runners who persevered, volunteers who served, family who cheered, and all the organizations and individuals who donated.  Last but not least, thank you to Veritas School and the student committee who have worked hard for the past 6 months to put on a great event. This committee included Hannah Whitaker (chair), Owen Wilcox, Jacob Lewis, Trevor Ruzich, Matthew Kleinschuster, Kyle Hodous, and Renee Kozlowski.
Still Collecting Donations…
We are making amazing progress towards our goal of raising $10,000. As you collect your pledges, you can make the donation through a few different ways. You can donate online here (include RFM in the notes). For those who prefer to send a check, you can make it out to Live Red Foundation (RFM in the memo line) and mail it to 8910 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23229.
Race Details

What is the event?

The event is a one hour fun run/walk for kids and friends. Participants, friends, and family pledge to donate a certain amount based on the number of laps completed in one hour.  New!! The 2020 event will be held on October 7 simultaneously at a variety of locations (neighborhoods, parks, schools) to keep group sizes small and a virtual option which allows participants to run on their own and submit online will be offered.

Event Schedule

The event will take place October 7, 2020 with the following schedule:

  • 3:30-4:00 pm: Meet at your chosen event location
  • 4:00 pm: Group picture
  • 4:10 pm: Warm up by a RFM student committee member
  • 4:30 pm: Run start
  • 5:30 pm: Run finishes
  • 5:45 pm: Celebration

 

How can I participate?

Register to participate here >>

12/1 – 1/15 1/16 – 5/31 6/1 – 10/5 Event Day
$10 $15 $20 $25

How can I volunteer?

Register to volunteer here >>

How can I donate or raise money?

Donate to support the 3 beneficiaries here >>

Download sponsor page and ask friends to sponsor you here >>

If interested in corporate sponsorship, email us

 

Beneficiaries

Mukhanyo Christian Academy

provides South African orphans in grades K-6 with education, meals, foster care, and social services, enabling these vulnerable children to create a future flled with hope: one that looks beyond daily survival to a joyful life of accomplishment and service. By providing South Africa’s youngest with a frst-class education – one that targets the mind, body, and soul – Mukhanyo Christian Academy seeks to cultivate a new generation of community leaders.

Learn more at http://www.friendsofmukhanyo.com

 

Youth Life Foundation of Richmond

is a non-profit organization based in Richmond which operates Learning Centers for children in at-risk communities in Richmond. These learning
centers seek to develop leaders by making long-term investments in the children from these communities. By supporting students academically, developing their character from a young age, raising expectations, and
investing in their lives through committed mentoring relationships, these youth will rise above their circumstances to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Learn more at http://ylfr.org/

 

Live Red Foundation

creates community-led fitness programming and events which facilitate change in individuals’ lives and communities. By creating multi-week fitness classes available for free to young people, valuable life skills are taught through weekly fitness training and mentoring.

Learn more at livered.org

 

GIVE

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PARTICIPATE

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VOLUNTEER

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Sponsors

Below are our current sponsors.  To join this list of great partners, contact us.