• FUNDRAISING TARGET

    R4000000

    DONATIONS TO DATE

    R1073964

  • FUNDRAISING TARGET

    R4000000

    DONATIONS TO DATE

    R1073964

BREAKING
THE WORLD RECORD
Henry

Hi, I'm Henry.

I'm setting out to break the World Record for the most consecutive half marathons - 133 in 133 days.

I'm not a runner. I'm not a professional athlete at all. I'm no one special – and I think that's the important thing. I'm a regular guy who knows how important your mental health is.

I only began running in October last year. Crazy? Maybe. But my point is to show that it's never too late to start. To set a goal.
To focus on achieving something even if it seems unreachable.

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DAYS

199 days

DISTANCE RUN

4398 km

THE RUN
133 HALF MARATHONS IN 133 DAYS - 8 JULY TO 17 NOVEMBER

I am running 133 consecutive half marathons (21.1km) from Kosi Bay around the coastline to Alexander Bay on the Namibian border. The total distance is around 2800km and includes a combination of trail and road running through some of South Africa's most beautiful and rarest landscapes.

IconI will be joined by people along the way – some sportspeople and celebrities, and also some regular people just like me.

IconMy progress will be documented by a production company and shared on my social media platforms.

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DOING IT FOR
MENTAL HEALTH
I was in a bad space last year – my businesses had suffered because of COVID. I lost the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. I had illness-related family issues. It all really took it's toll on me.

My experience opened my eyes to how prevalent mental health problems are, how few people understand them, and the obstacles people have to face when getting help. Stigma, fear, affordability. They're all very real.

This is the purpose of my run – to raise awareness to the fact that support is out there. To make us talk about it. And of course, to raise upwards of 4 million Rand for The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) who are at the forefront of patient advocacy, education and destigmatisation of mental illness in our country.

They are a non-profit organisation (a registered section 21 company) who provide vital support to thousands of South Africans who live with mental health issues.

They're amazing. You can check them out by clicking here

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)

TOGETHER
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
My run is a test of both mental and physical endurance. I know it will be hard and take every ounce of strength I've got. But in many ways, its easier for me to do a 21,1km run for 133 days than it is for some people to get out of bed. To face another day.

Ultimately, I'd like to inspire as many people as possible to a beacon of hope for those who suffer in silence every day.

If you'd like to be part of the change needed to make South Africa more MENTALLY AWEH, you can:
Donate
DONATE

To make a donation to SADAG please click here - 100% of the money donated goes to SADAG.

Sponsor
SPONSOR

We welcome sponsorship of suitable products or services that will assist with the World Record attempt.

If you'd like to assist please contact Adam Brooke on 066 488 8025 or via email.

Participate
PARTICIPATE

You can be part of Henry's Guinness World Record attempt by taking part in his Strava challenge.

Click here for more information.

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