RUNNING WITH PURPOSE. CREATING COMMUNITY.
ABOUT THE RUNNING CLUB:
We have all heard the saying, "Hurt people hurt people" but we would also add, "Sick communities produce sick people." At BALEKA Run Club we know that healthy communities produce healthy people and we believe people need other people to be well, to be whole, and to be healthy.
BALEKA Run Club uses group walks, runs, hikes and other social events as the catalyst for building individual and community wellness. BRC aspires to be a practical example of how to transform and/or create healthy communities. Our aim is to create communities that are emotionally well, physically fit, aware of their surroundings, and educated about proper nutrition.
At BRC we believe in the power of togetherness. Alongside encouraging holistic wellness, we aim to break cycles of brokenness in communities. Our patented wellness model touches on six elements of wellness to create well, whole, and healthy people while transforming communities.
BALEKA Run Club - We run, we connect, and we grow!
BALEKA RUN CLUB
BALEKA Run Club (BRC) began in helping its founder prepare for his first marathon. While running through the Gugulethu township, in Cape Town, South Africa, our founder would often hear the children yell out, "Baleka, Baleka!" Baleka which translates to "Run" eventually became the rally cry that pushed him though the Two Oceans Marathon. BALEKA Run Club originated in South Africa but has expanded into an international organization, changing lives around the globe!
Facilitated run/walk/hike experiences based on your level of fitness and personal preferences.
No cost, weekly open runs where all are welcome.
Emotional health groups
Various support groups led by trained and licensed emotional health professionals.
Curated support group experiences with group members ranging from postpartum dads to spouses of professional athletes.
Come join a group and share your life experiences in a safe and confidential setting.
Free and low cost workshops led by our network of Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Life Coaches Holistic/Naturopathic Doctors, Nutritionists, Yogis, and other health professionals.
Community service projects
BALEKA Run Club values togetherness and is committed to meeting the needs of the communities in which we interact. Some of our community service projects include walking with community elders, community beautification projects, job shadowing, mentoring, and organization of wellness activities for local schools.
JOIN OUR LOCAL
There are NO membership fees and all local runs are FREE! Our goals are to build community, to encourage each other on our fitness journeys, and to improve our physical and emotional health. We begin each session with pre-run check ins and provide post-run healthy snacks!
Join us Saturdays July-August 2019, 9am. NY 49 Gugulethu Stadium, Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa.