If you're mooching around on your device waiting for the chicken to roast, lying on the beach or avoiding household chores, why not browse through Instagram and Facebook and Twitter and find some of your favourite local businesses to boost.
Most small businesses have their own pages and there with, an access to a form of free advertising! We can all help to spread the word and assist and encourage the owners/proprietors from the comfort of our own stoeps, go on, check it out, have a look, the laundry can wait.
Two local events companies, Misfit Events and Knysna Festivals have joined forces and created Coyote Events “Hear the Call”. Bronwyn Lloyd and Belinda Hobson are excited to announce their first event, Urban X, will take place at Blackwaters River Lodge on the 1 November 2020.
“We wanted to create an event that is the first of its kind in the area, a fun trail run and obstacle course starting with 10 easy obstacles” enthused Belinda.
Once a month, on a Sunday, you can try an obstacle course and Trail Run for only R50.00 for children 7 -14yrs and R70.00 adults.
"If you are competitive, your run can also be timed so that you can better your time the following month.” suggests Bronwyn.
There are no tough obstacles requiring excessive upper body strength so anyone can do it. All of these are hosted on beautiful properties with an option to rest and recuperate afterwards.
The Garden Route is known as the “Home of Adventure” so what better spot to host this type of fun outdoors event. We are excited to announce that SUUNTO will be sponsoring one lucky person a Suunto 5 watch. Some local businesses have come on board with awesome prizes including vouchers for Rib Adventures, Monkeyland, Jukani, Birds of Eden, Ocean Sailing Charters, Stormsriver Adventures, Mario Ferreira Harcourts, Soga Organics products and more. Our sponsors will be at each obstacle to cheer you on, as they promote their products.
Coyote Events is passionate about supporting our local charities, so with each event we will choose a charity and a portion of the proceeds will go to them. For this event we have chosen 'The Living Cornerstone', homes for Alzheimer patients. Due to Covid -19 their funds are very tight and they are struggling to feed and care for their patients and staff. We will also have a section available at the event where participants can bring cans of food to donate towards 'The Living Cornerstone' too.
But wait there is more!
We will be having a yoga warm up prior to the start with our local yogis from 'Pure Yoga' and after the event we will have a demonstration by the protection K9 training club.
A menu will be available at the Earth and Fire Restaurant if you would like to stay afterwards for a delicious meal by chef Charlene. Blackwaters River Lodge will be hosting other events during this weekend including a October fest experience, go view their facebook page for more details on this.
Your safety is important to us so we will be following all Covid Protocol and we will have two medics at the Urban X event. Expect to get a little dirty as well as a little wet. Be prepared!
The first 100 entries will receive a trophy. Go ahead and 'like' Coyote Events on Facebook for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
If you are on the road tomorrow, Saturday 24 October, twixt Wilderness, Sedgefield and Karatara you may encounter this dedicated athlete, Elmarie Langeveldt.
Elmarie is running a 12 hour marathon in aid of charity and the memory of her friend who passed away a few months ago due to cancer. Last year the two of them did the D4D 24 hour spinning event together. This year Elmarie goes the distance and has chosen the beautiful route through our town. Leaving the Waves Garage at 6am, her strong will and well trained body will take her through Sedgefield towards Karatara and then she'll turn around and head back again. What a feat!
The *'Distance for a Difference' Mission:
Our slogan "Children in need is our passion in deed", sums up our vision. Over the last number of years we have financially assisted several individual children, groups of children and people, organisations and charities working with children. Our dream is that the children of South Africa can be children in stable family environments, without the fear of abuse or abandonment and with prospects of becoming adults that can positively contribute to the future and well being of South Africa and its people.
With the money we collect, we help to make the lives of specifically children a little easier and make their future look more promising.
If you feel moved to contribute here are the details: