In 2018 from the 23rd to 30th March, 36 runners and 20 cyclists embarked on their 1 500 km journey from Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg to The Cullinan Hotel in Cape Town for MAD2Run’s fifth annual fundraising event in support of the MAD Leadership Foundation.
Founded by Francois Pienaar in 2003, The MAD (Make A Difference) Leadership Foundation is dedicated to offering education scholarships to South Africa’s young academic achievers in empowering them to become talented and successful leaders in society.
L2D has sponsored a leg of the Make a Difference (MAD) Foundation’s annual fundraiser, a youth driven non-profit organisation working to ensure equitable outcomes for children in orphanages and street shelters. The MAD Foundation offers scholarships to academically talented young leaders and believes that education is the best way to improve one’s standing in life. The initiative saw a large number of selfless individuals run from Johannesburg to Cape Town covering a distance of 1 520 km in seven days.