Africa Centre Fun Run Draws more than 200 Entrants
The Africa Centre for Population Health in northern KwaZulu-Natal held its annual community fun run to commemorate Youth Month, attracting more than 200 entrants.
Themed “A Healthy Body, A Healthy Mind”, the run was held in KwaSomkhele, near Mtubatuba.
The Africa Centre is based in Somkhele where it conducts community-based health and population research.
The Centre believes that the fun run, which has been held annually for the past six years, not only entertains the community but promotes the importance of leading healthy lifestyles.
Welcoming guests at the event, the Deputy Director of the Africa Centre, Dr Kobus Herbst, said: ‘It is important for people to participate and keep active as this helps eliminate some of the illnesses we find in our communities. These ailments can be significantly reduced with physical activity.’
The race, over 6km and 12km, was also an opportunity to educate and create awareness around HIV and other health related topics.
Sponsors of the event were Jock Morrison-Mtubatuba, Bidvest Waltons, Calefra Printing, Pick n’ Pay in Mtubatuba, Bidvest First for Food-CCW, and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sports and Recreation’s uMkhanyakude District Office.