The second edition of the RACE TO EQUALITY will take place on 12 March at Marks Park in Emmarentia, Johannesburg.
That’s in conjunction with the Gender Equality, Wellness and Leadership Unit of the Motsepe Foundation and Athletics South Africa.
The RACE TO EQUALITY is a movement that calls for solidarity against discrimination. Hosted annually to
mark International Women’s Day, the half-marathon is open to “everyone in pursuit of the vision of building a
gender equal and fair world”.
“A marathon, not a sprint, is an apt analogy for the movement toward gender equality,” said Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, the Co-Founder and CEO of the Motsepe Foundation. “It is possible to achieve a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination, but we cannot do this in isolation. This community of supportive advocates and allies will race with a purpose to drive positive change.”
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“We are happy partners in the fight for gender equality, not only in South Africa but everywhere around the world where this remains a mega challenge,” said James Moloi, President of Athletics South Africa. “We all know that achieving total gender equality is challenged mainly by continued gender resistance and culture barriers, but we are confident that South Africa can move closer to achieving that, and that is what at ASA we are always happy to associate ourselves with. In fact, soon after formation in 1995, Athletics South Africa was one of the first to transform on equality by ordering that women athletes must be respected like their male counterparts.”
This year’s version of the RACE TO EQUALITY carries a purse of R21 000 for the winners of the 21.1km and R10 000 for the winners of the 10km. The 5km fun run is for the whole family.