GREEN FUND RUN 2012 – Grahamstown

Help to improve environmental sustainability at Rhodes and in Grahamstown

The Rhodes University Green Fund is designed to promote environmental sustainability at Rhodes and in Grahamstown more generally. This is a great opportunity for Grahamstown NGO’s to be part of the Grahamstown community and engage rivals through a team challenge. The idea is to challenge rivals (or friends) to enter and even race against each other.  Ideally, the losing team would make a donation of a mutually agreed penalty to the Green Fund.  Therefore, please:

–          encourage your staff and members to participate in the Green Fund Run, and

–          challenge competitors to enter the race.

The relay race

The race is at 4:30 pm on Sunday 18th March 2012 starting at the entrance to the Botanical Gardens on Lucas Street, Grahamstown.  The Green Fund Run is in the form of a relay of 3 legs.  Therefore, there will typically be 3 members per team each completing a distance of about 1.7 km (total distance = 5 km), but some teams may wish to have more than 1 member per leg while others may wish to have members complete more than 1 leg.  Therefore, team size may vary depending upon individual preferences.  Participants may walk or jog – teams are expected to complete the course in an hour.


Teams (ideally 3 members) or individuals are welcome enter the 5 km fun run/walk event. To enter, each participant is asked to make a minimum donation of R10 (see entry form). Entries will be taken:

–          Friday 16th March at a registration table outside the Rhodes University Library (09h00-15h00), or

–          Sunday 18th March, at least 30 minutes before the start, or

–          through deposits into the RU Green Fund account 621-455-03076, FNB branch code 210717, with reference “55258 769 372 + name of person/company”. Please bring proof of payment on the day as participants will be presented with a symbolic ticket.


Certificates and symbolic prizes (a tree planted in honour of the achievement) will be awarded for:

–          Winning teams/individuals (first, second, third).

–          Best and second-best outfit – a weird, wild or wonderful outfit depicting world leaders’ lack of leadership on the issue of environmental sustainability,


For more information, entry forms, challenge forms or adverts, please contact Zelda Kirstein ( or Fred Ellery ( or phone 046 603 7002/3.

Opportunities to advertise

Organisations  are encouraged to advertise on the lawn at the start / finish of the race. You may advertise what you do or upcoming events. Please provide whatever you need to place a free-standing advert on race day, such as poles, pegs, ropes etc.  Hope to see you there!!

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