Bigger and Better than 2020
The Nedbank Runified Series is back in 2021 , and it ’ s even bigger and better than before . In its inaugural year the series was a huge success , and this year we hope to continue connecting people safely through their passion for running . So , join the movement and set the pace with the return of Africa ’ s largest virtual challenges .
Influencers to Follow
The 2021 Nedbank Runified Series will include a team of inspirational influencers that you can follow .
• Letshego Zulu is a qualified biokineticist , a mom , an events MC and the co-founder of PopUpGym , a movement that promotes healthy and active lifestyles by showing people that they can train anywhere , anytime .
• Nombulelo Mgabadeli is a qualified fitness coach , a philanthropist at heart , and a human resources advisor by profession . Currently a Virgin Active online grid coach , she definitely knows how to get the endorphins pumping .
• Amy Hopkins was the Managing Editor of Women ’ s Health magazine before starting her own business , Amy Hopkins Media . She fell in love with running in 2015 when she challenged herself to train properly for a half marathon .
• Tumi Sole is an attorney and well-known social media activist . He is the founder of # CountryDuty , a social movement in South Africa that brings people together despite race and creed .
Compete alongside some of SA ’ s road running legends
Follow our easy , step-by-step guide to join the Nedbank Running Club on Strava and sign up for the Nedbank Runified challenge .
WIN with Nedbank Runified
Participants who successfully complete each challenge of the Nedbank Runified Series stand a chance to win exclusive Nedbank Running Club hampers courtesy of the club ’ s sponsors : Futurelife , Nike , Bavaria , Biogen , and Thirsti . A share of R70 000 in Greenbacks is also up for grabs , while the overall series prize winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to compete in any marathon in South Africa .
Successes & Highlights
Since its inception 14 years ago , the Nedbank Running Club has grown into a powerhouse of African running , with its world class elite athletes earning many wins , podium placings and gold medals in all racing distances , and thousands of amateur and more recreational athletes also contributing to the club ’ s success .
The Club Stalwarts
In 2008 Nedbank showed that it serious about getting more involved in the sport of road running by launched the Nedbank Running Club ( NRC ). Catering for both elite and social runners , this saw 10 road running clubs and three development clubs established in 12 cities around the country , and this was followed later with four more clubs on the African continent , in Lesotho , Zimbabwe , Kenya and Ethiopia . As with any running club , there are always runners who stand out , be it for their fast times or their active participation in club activities , and for this edition of the Nedbank Runified Digimag , we are focussing on some of those runners who are always part of the Club ’ s activities , be it a time trial , club run or social event . – BY MANFRED SEIDLER
Published on behalf of Nedbank Runified by Modern Athlete magazine
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