Have you ever watched people run across the Comrades Marathon finish line and wished that you, too, could one day experience the feeling of completing a marathon – but then promptly shut down the thought because you don’t have the time or fitness capabilities to do so? Run/Walk For Life’s Progressive Marathon is just the event for you!

Currently in its second year, the RWFL Progressive Marathon, taking place from 16 to 21 November this year, aims to encourage and motivate people from all over the world to participate in events, irrespective of time, age, location or ability.

With six days to complete a distance of 9 km, 21.1 km (the distance of a half marathon) or the full marathon distance of 42.2 km, reaching the home stretch is entirely within the reach of amateur athletes, even if they’re a bit out of shape after the lockdown.

What distance is right for you?

If you’ve only recently started running or walking, RWFL recommends the 9-kilometre progressive marathon, while more seasoned runners or walkers looking to push themselves a little further than they thought possible might find the 21.1-kilometre or 42.2-kilometre distances appealing.

How does it work?

Thousands of athletes took part in the RWFL Progressive Marathon last year, and the expectation is that 2020 will be no different. Most participants join the challenge at their nearest Run/Walk For Life branch, but people are also welcome to take part remotely. To enter the 2020 RWFL Progressive Marathon, simply click here, scroll down, and complete the entry form. Current RWFL members can also enter via their branch manager. Entries cost R175.

All participants in the Progressive Marathon will have access to the Run/Walk For Life app, which includes a Progressive Marathon leader board. Finishers will receive a special RWFL gift.

Give yourself a run for your money with the 2020 Run/ Walk For Life Progressive Marathon – there’s simply no better way to end off the year and set the stage for a fruitful and fit 2021!

About The Author

Angie Gallagher

Angie Gallagher is a freelance writer in the Upper Karoo. Aside from writing content for Counting Coins, Angie has tried her hand at a few juvenile attempts at poetry filled with storms and stress, and a marginally successful radio station, Radio Grootoor, recorded on cassette tapes when she was ten.

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