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400KM ICONIC CHALLENGE

In July 2023, 12 social runners ran from Fort Hare University in Alice to Nelson Mandela Museum (Mthatha) over 8 days covering a total distance of 400km. The aim was to raise enough funds to benefit 4000 rural / township school boys and girls with school shoes, sanitary towels & sports kits. 

APPLICATIONS FOR 2024 OPEN 20th JANUARY 2024!

Think you have what it takes to join this fund raising initiative?

Applications close 20th February 2024.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

RULES OR CRITERIA FOR APPLICANTS:

  • The applicant must be at least 18 years or older.

  • The application is open to everyone in South Africa.

  • In 2023 we are looking for 10 runners for the 400km Iconic Challenge fundraising initiative.  5 runners being male and 5 other runners being female.

  • We are looking for 10 runners for the 400km Iconic Challenge Fundraising initiative.

  • This is an exhibition run, there are no podium finishes and no prize monies.

  • If the applicant is approved and decides not to run anymore, the applicant needs to advise The Icon's Journey Marathon Organising Committee 4 weeks prior to the event.

DISCLAIMER:

All participants enter the race at their own risk. By signing up as participants in the race, participants are declaring that they are fit to enter the race- physically, mentally and otherwise. Any loss or damage incurred in the participation of the race will be for the participant’s own personal acccount. Race organizers may not be held liable for any loss or damage to property; nor injury incurred while participating in the race. The race is organized for self fulfillment, self actualization and for aid towards previously disadvantaged communities by keeping young disadvantaged children in schools to build bright futures and future leaders.

WHAT RUNNERS MUST KNOW:

  • ​The 400km Iconic Challenge fundraising initiative takes place on the 14th July 2024 to the 21st July 2024 in the Eastern Cape. The run cuts through Eastern Cape’s Resistance & Liberation Heritage Route.

  • The 10 social runners will take part in an 8 days 400km charity run to raise funds that will benefit school boys and girls from underprivileged communities.

  • The Icon’s Journey Marathon is liable for the transport and accommodation costs for all 10 social runners.

  • The 10 social runners will be sponsored with the Icon's merchandise.

DATE APPLICATIONS OPEN:

  • 20 January - 20 February 2024

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PARTICIPANTS:

  • TBC

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED
The Icon's Journey Marathon
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