If you can't run Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, support someone who is.

702 Afternoon Drive presenter Xolani Gwala has convinced his show team members Udo Carelse and Jonathan Fairbairn to join him running the Old Mutual Two Oceans half marathon next weekend.

But all three 2015 MTN Radio Award finalists are running for more than themselves - they are raising funds for the Wits SRC Humanitarian Fund.

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra and half marathons are traditionally held over the Easter weekend in Cape Town, and attract an enormous field of local and international athletes. The event includes a challenging 56 km ultra-marathon, a 21 km half marathon, two trail runs and a variety of fun runs for the whole family.

The event offers a tough challenge against a backdrop of spectacular scenery.

Cape Town Promenade

Gwala is a seasoned runner but sports news reader Carlese and executive producer Fairbairn are relative newcomers to the sport.

They are motivated by the knowledge that their pain on the day will pay handsome dividends for someone less fortunate.

It's great to get out of the studio - to do something physically demanding that benefits someone else. I get the same sort of satisfaction that I get from our Mandela Day projects!

Jonathan Fairbairn
JF on the massage table after OmDieDam running race

The primary aim of the SRC Humanitarian Fund is to create a purse that would address and meet financial burdens when approached by those who come from poor backgrounds unable to meet their most basic necessities.

To be deprived of the right to learn because you are poor is uncivilized.

First ambassador of the Humanitarian Fund, Wits alumnus George Bizos

Click here to donate online to Xolani, Udo and Jonathan's cause and stay tuned to Afternoon Drive to keep abreast of their state of readiness...

Mzo Jojwana, Xolani Gwala and Jonathan Fairbairn after the Old Mutual OmDieDam 2015 race
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