SLIPS, SLIDES AND SCORES – THE BEAST HITS THE MUD FOR A GOOD CAUSE
4 February – World Cancer Day – saw one of our national heroes get downright muddy for all the right reasons. Headlining this year’s Husqvarna Mud Run, rugby legend Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira tackled the challenging course with his signature strength, determination and larger-than-life smile.
Hosted at the Jam Tree in Harare, the 2020 Husqvarna Mud Run saw almost 3000 enthusiastic participants from all walks of life run, walk and dance their way through swampy terrain, mud pits, rope obstacles and more. The aim? To raise funds for KidzCan, a Zimbabwean-based organisation focused on helping children living with cancer. Billed as the Harare family event of the year, the annual charity run, packed with its signature mud-filled obstacles, music and entertainment, meant loads of fun was had by all and an impressive $738,515.00 (Zimbabwean dollars) raised for KidzCan. The funds will be used to provide essential medication, transport and tests to effected children as well as create awareness and provide psychosocial support to the children’s families.
In partnership with Cutting Edge, a leading supplier of light machinery to Zimbabwe, Husqvarna has been the proud sponsor of the Mud Run for the last 8 years. And this year, with Mtawarira as their African brand ambassador, the Husqvarna team was delighted to be able to connect the Zimbabwean-born rugby legend with the Mud Run.
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For Jenna Robinson, Husqvarna Marketing Manager, the annual charity run is the perfect example of Husqvarna’s commitment to improving communities in real terms. “Teamwork, commitment, support – this is what you think of when you work with the Beast and that’s what makes him the perfect fit for an event like the Husqvarna Mud Run – such an awesome gathering of great people with big hearts looking to improve their community, to make life better for others.”
To learn more about the Mud Run, visit the Husqvarna Mud Run Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/husqvarnamudrun/
To learn more about the brand and find your nearest Husqvarna dealer, visit www.husqvarna.co.za.