Qhaba Mosuli will be part of the TAC’s 42km bus in the Soweto Marthon on Sunday 2nd November and he is calling for your much needed sponsorship and support! This man has in his short three year running career managed to run more than 10 marathons including the Two Oceans, Comrades, Cape Town and Soweto marathons.
Question: Why do you run?
Answer: One of the reasons is to have an active body and mind. Also I run so as to raise awareness around HIV and AIDS and to help de-stigmatise the disease.
Question: Why is it personally important for you to run for TAC?
Answer: Running for TAC is important because we will be kick-starting the TAC’s fundraising campaign at the Soweto Marathon. Since TAC is running out of funds, the marathon will be a great platform to hope catch the attention of donors and to also address other social issues. TAC has managed to save millions of people lives and it has to continue with its mandate.
Question: If you had to motivate other runners to run for TAC, what would you say to them?
Answer: If you care about other people, then you should join us in the race.
Question: If you could run with one person even if they are not a runner, who would it be and why?
Answer: It would be my running mate Thanduxolo Mngqawa.
You can sponsor Qhaba Mosuli online here: www.tac.org.za/donate
Back in 2012 the TAC formed a famous ‘bus’ in the Soweto Marathon made up of over 100 people. This helped a group of runners living with HIV to sing and run to the finish line of their first ever marathon. It was a victory on many levels. After that the TAC launched a group called “Runners and Walkers for Health” to promote running and walking as part of healthy living for people with HIV. This year the TAC has another group of runners living with HIV registered for the Soweto Marathon who will wear their distinctive HIV positive vests, sing as we run and hand out condoms and information about healthy living throughout the marathon.
The Soweto Marathon marks the start of a month long fundraising drive, which aims to raise much needed funds to continue the critical work of the TAC. A press conference on Monday 27th October at 2pm will take place to update the media on the marathon and the broader fundraising campaign. For more details contact Nosipho Kota – firstname.lastname@example.org // 074 476 3857