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.

19 - 22 June
(Dili Marathon on 20 Jun)
$2,100/pax OR $1,9oo/team of 4.

To register, click here.
For more info, click here.

Stan & I are seriously considering doing this... Imagine the interviews we can do there, including one with the President of Timor-Leste? *wink* Hope to see you there!!!


John said...

Thanks for your support Pam. You guys really have a great Radio show. Please try to come and walk with me in Timor-Maybe I couls interview you.. LOL regards John Gordon

Stan said...

We lurve our show and the pple that make it the thrilling thing that it is - our guests and listeners ! See you in Dili John! You're not gonna leave me behind! I'm gonna 'walk the talk'! I come!!!!