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Prep Community Runs 2,373km in Three Days

A virtual run/walk challenge was extended to the Prep community by Musikili Primary School in Zambia, to cover the considerable distance of 2,373 km on foot between Grahamstown and Musikili Primary in Zambia. Members of both communities set to work, clocking their individual distances each evening.

The stopwatch began on Friday. Summoning Old Preppies and our formidable current Prep families who are well-known for their love of running, the Prep community arrived in Francistown, having covered 986 km by Saturday evening.

Messages came flooding in of Old Preppies across the globe who were joining us in this challenge. By Sunday evening, Team Prep was 160 km from Musikili itself and on Monday morning at 08h15, we arrived. Musikili were, at that point, 1,120 km away from Grahamstown.

In what has been a trying time with Covid-19 restrictions and pressures, it is such a pleasure to see the Prep and Zambian communities unite for some fun.