Team Marist Champagnat Day 2023
The first-ever Team Marist Champagnat Day 2021 ‘virtual’ Run, uniting all five of the South African Marist Schools – St David’s Marist Inanda, Sacred Heart College and Marist Brothers Linmeyer in Johannesburg, St Henry’s Marist College in Durban, and St Joseph’s Marist College in Cape Town – will launch on Sunday 6 June (Champagnat Day) and end on Sunday 20 June. Participants register for their own school’s virtual event and complete their activity of choice in their home neighbourhood, locally or internationally, any time during the two weeks the event is open. We invite all members of our Marist schools’ communities to join us – pupils, parents, staff, alumni – wherever you are in the world!
The participation distance is 4km - this was the distance that St Marcellin Champagnat, Founder of the Marist Brothers teaching order, walked between The Hermitage and La Valla-en-Gier (where his first school was situated) each day. Participants can complete multiple distances of 4kms for their entry should they wish. In addition to the participation fee of R50, participants are invited to make a donation to accompany their entry fee, which will go to their school’s Champagnat Day Fund. One-fifth of each school’s funds raised will go to either Marist Mercy Care (in the Eastern Cape) or to the Three2Six Programme. All participants will receive a virtual medal upon completion of their event. Please do join the Team Marist Club on Strava to share your participation!