Bike and road race for mental wellness in South Africa

cycling---textJoin SADAG on mountain bike and trail run races in the Cradle of Humankind to raise funds for its national Suicide Crisis Centre. (Image: Awaken Holidays)

To mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) will hold mountain bike and trail run races in the Cradle of Humankind to raise funds for its national Suicide Crisis Centre, which receives over 400 calls a day.

Mental health affects the entire family, and the broader community. Other than raising much-needed funds, Sadag’s Moving for Mental Wellness event aims to increase awareness and knowledge of mental illness, and encourage solidarity with those affected.

The mountain bike race and trail run, for both individuals and teams, will be held on the grounds of the beautiful Nirox Art Foundation Park near Mogale City in Gauteng. The bike race will be a 12- or 36-kilometre challenge from the park into the Cradle of Humankind. The run will be along a 5- or 15-kilometre trail through the Nirox Foundation grounds. Both begin at 8am on Saturday 10 October.

The events will have a lap race format. Corporates are encouraged to enter teams of three into both races. There will also be art exhibitions, food stalls, music and a picnic area for the whole family to enjoy.

To register or find out more about the event, go to www.mfmw.co.za, follow @Moving4mw on Twitter, and like the Moving for Mental Wellness page on Facebook.

If you would like to sponsor a water stand, goodies or enter your company team, contact Genevieve or Cassey on 011 234 4870.