comrades run 3Qualifying for the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon race was just the first part of a bigger dream for Andy Foster, a resident of Owen Sound. Now, her focus is to get people to partner with her to help change the lives of the Beja people, through running this race.

Foster will be joining 25 000 other runners in the Comrades Marathon, an 89 km running race, in South Africa this June. But her goal is much more than this gruelling race as she will use it to raise money for the Beja people - a tribe she once worked among in her time overseas in North Africa.comrades run

While working with NGO’s among the Beja people, Foster saw countless, heart wrenching medical situations as well as a lack of education which left her wanting to do more. When she heard about the Comrades marathon and the chance to fundraise for the Beja, she knew it was something she had to do.

Trained by local coach Tim Wood, Foster competed in last month’s Winterman Marathon in Ottawa, not only qualifying for the Comrades Marathon but placing 1st overall for women.

Her hope is to raise at least $3000 to go towards medical and education projects that she has seen first-hand improve the lives of the Beja.

To learn how you can support this cause please contact Andy Foster at 226 668 8054 or [email protected]

source: media release