Love4Gambia 2013

Banjul Calling… YOU!

Do you dream about running in Africa? This is your chance!

The Nova Scotia-Gambia Association (NSGA) is looking for experienced marathon runners to travel to The Gambia in the summer of 2013 to complete the 424km Love4Gambia cross country run in support of its charitable work in the country.

Who: Experienced marathon runner(s) willing and able to run 424km over a 3 to 4 week period during the summer of 2013  Runners will be joined by Team Love4Gambia- Pa Modou Sarr, Kebba Susso and Dodou “Spiderman” Bah

What: A run across the country of The Gambia, totaling 424km. In 2011, the run was completed in 20 days with an average daily mileage of 25 km for 17 days and 3 full rest days. In 2012, the run was completed in 17 days with an average daily mileage of 32km and 2 full rest days.

Where: Koina to Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa

When: Ramadan is July 9 through August 7 and as such, the run must be complete by July 7. It will begin approximately 3 weeks prior to Ramadan

Why:   This run and the money raised by it will support the health, education and human rights activities of the NSGA in The Gambia.

How:    Prospective runners must email Andrea Moritz @ andrea.moritz@rogers.com or Erin Poirier @ erinecallaghan@gmail.com by December 15, 2012.

A runner will be asked to raise $5000 for the NSGA along with money to cover their travel expenses, food and water totaling approximately $3500.  Fundraised donations > $20 are eligible for tax receipts, including individual (excluding the runner) donations towards travel expenses.

The NSGA Gambia office will coordinate travel, lodging and meals.

Runners may bring along support people, provided they cover their own travel expenses, food and water.

NSGA is pleased to be able to accommodate more than one runner for this summer 2013 run.  The Gambia team will determine the number of running days for 2013

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2 Responses to Love4Gambia 2013

  1. Hi Erin, if i didn’t have a torn ligament in my right ankle, i’d sign up in a heartbeat! maybe in 2014 if the injury ever heals.. hope all is well these days with you and family! Cheers, Jenn.

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