About this event
This is a community challenge where runners and cyclists all over South Africa get together to support this drive:
“Taking Diabetes Downhill”
You can choose to either run or cycle on the day and there are different distances for each activity.
This is NOT a VIRTUAL RACE as we are going to get together in every town or “community” to either walk or run or cycle in a group of less than 100 people - this is a “community” run or cycle that will adhere to all COVID regulations*
Routes will be worked out by the local community managers (we already have several managers in different towns over South Africa - for the event we will identify individuals in each community that will make sure the community will adhere to all COVID regulations where there are not formal managers).
How does this event work?
Diabetes is a condition in which there is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. Over time, high blood glucose levels can damage the body's organs.
Complications caused by damage to blood vessels and other organs. include blindness, heart attacks, strokes, amputations, kidney failure leading to premature death.
The good news is that the risk of most diabetes-related complications can be reduced by keeping blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels within recommended range. Also, being a healthy weight, eating healthily, exercising regularly will help reduce the risk of complications.
Let us all get active and dedicate a walk / run / cycle for a diabetic friend, diabetic family member, a diabetic in need or just diabetes in general.
The main aim of this event is to raise funds for Diabetes South Africa to empower the association to reach out and financially support diabetics in need. The secondary aim of this event is to make the public aware of diabetes as a condition, and to get the communities to help support the individuals with diabetes in their community.
For people who have diabetes— or almost any other disease, for that matter — the benefits of exercise can't be overstated!
This is a great opportunity for all diabetics, family members of diabetics, and healthy individuals to get together and
“Take Diabetes Downhill”
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