Support, run and pray together for the Sudans
S4J is a funding initiative under the auspices of SSNET where athletes who run the Comrades Marathon (and other races), raise funds for the various projects in which SSNET is involved.
Make IT your year
Passion, passion, Passion
Spreading the word
Making a difference!
Funds raised via S4J, making a difference in the lives of the Sudan people!!
Family feedback corner
Some feedback from our giving familiy
I consider myself extremely fortunate to have shared Polokwane as hometown with my two sisters, Colinda & Erika since 2001. We were not only close family but rather best friends who have shared common interests in a variety of things but in particular our love and passion for ultra-running.
Residing within five kilometer from one another ensured regular socializing where our love for running dominated our conversations. The three of us had different goals and reasons why we were running but there was never a lack of advice given to one another.
Erika’s biggest fan and supporter was her husband Pierre! Erika was seldom alone and usually closely watched and followed by Pierre during her training runs. Pierre was just as passionate about running as Erika and has won the Pietersburg Road Runners “supported of the year” award on numerous occasions.
The sudden passing of Pierre and Erika have left a large scar in the hearts of our family because we considered them as our role models in aspects such as their love for their children, the kindness towards people in need, their love for animals and their success in business.
Loskop was Erika’s favorite ultra and I saw each year how excited she was going to Loskop where she could combine her love for her family and running during this special weekend in April.
We as family appreciate the S4J initiative of paying tribute to Pierre and Erika during Loskop 2019. Erika was in her “happy place” on the road between Middelburg and Loskop dam and it is heartwarming to know that athletes will think about Erika, Pierre and their children during this event. – Johan van der Merwe