Team Marist Champagnat Day Run 2022

20 May 2022

The Team Marist Run is a community-building ‘virtual’ or in-person run/walk/cycle/golf round uniting the five Marist Schools and raising funds around Champagnat Day 2022.

Following the success of the first-ever Team Marist run in 2021, Team Marist returns this year across the five South African Marist schools. It will follow the same format as last year, with hopefully a few more opportunities for on-campus/in-person participation  (Covid-dependent). Last year over 1 300 participants took part in South Africa and around the world raising a combined R110 000.

This year’s Team Marist Champagnat Day 2022 ‘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 Monday 6 June (Champagnat Day) and end on Monday 20 June. We again invite our St David’s community, and all members of our Marist schools’ communities, to join us – pupils, parents, staff, alumni – wherever you are in the world! Register for the St David’s virtual event on the Team Marist Entry Ninja site and complete your activity of choice in your home neighbourhood, locally or internationally, and at any time during the two weeks the event is open.

The participation distance is 4km - this was the distance that St Marcellin Champagnat, Founder of the Marist Brothers teaching order, walked each day between The Hermitage and La Valla-en-Gier (where his first school was situated). You may complete multiple distances of 4kms for your entry should you wish. The entry fee is R50 per person and you are also invited to make a donation to accompany your entry fee, that will go towards the traditional Champagnat Day fundraising initiatives. One-fifth of each school’s funds raised will go to either Marist Mercy Care (in the Eastern Cape) or to the Three2Six Programme at Sacred Heart College. All participants will receive a virtual Team Marist medal upon completion of their event, at the end of the two weeks.

How to enter:

Entries are now open! The Team Marist event is set up on the Entry Ninja platform, which is where you register, pay your entry fee and may also make a donation should you wish to do so. Click here to enter.

Strava – Team Marist Club

You are also invited to join the Team Marist Club/group on Strava (the running, walking and cycling app tracker) and join the Team Marist Champagnat event there. Find Team Marist under ‘Clubs’ on the Strava App or on the Strava website.

We are so looking forward to this year’s ‘Team Marist’ event, and to uniting with our Marist community around the world!

Team Marist 2021 global participation.