Friday, May 07, 2010
Experiencing Dili in Running Shoes
The Chain Reaction Project (TCRP) is a group of four young women - Zhang Tingjun, Alexandra Toh, Anina Boshoff and Jasmine Wong - who describe themselves as "catalysts for change".
Last year, they took part in the Tour de Timor, riding 450km across Timor-Leste, and raising over $50,000 for Hiam Health, an NGO focused on education, rehabilitation & prevention of malnutrition.
Stan & I had them in The Living Room before and after their trip to share their experience. That was August 2009, and we remain firm supporters of these spunky girls and their cause.
Well, fast forward nine months and the girls are back! This time, they are roping YOU and ME in as they participate in the Dili Marathon 2010 to raise funds for Hiam Health, their beneficiary for the 2nd year running.
Don't switch off at this point if you can't run 42km! Neither can I! *LOL*
There are other options: The Half Marathon (21km), 10km and 5km. And if you are like our guest today, participant John Gordon (or Johnnie, as the girls call him!), he will be walking the 5km and enjoying the scenery of Dili! That sounds doable, no? *wink*
Alex, Johnnie & Tingjun tell us about the Dili Marathon 2010 project.
Coming down with John were Alexandra Toh and Zhang Tingjun, now regulars on our show! *LOL* I have to say they have become good friends of ours!
Of course, this is more than just a sporting challenge. You'll also get a once-in-a-lifetime private audience with the President of Timor-Leste, Jose Ramos, plus a 4-wheet drive up to one of the country's highest points to spend a day! You'll also get to meet new "like-minded" friends, experience the beauty of Timor-Leste, and embark on an adventure like no other!
And it's all for a good cause. 100% of the proceeds go to Hiam Health.