Rosa Jane Carlyle-Mitchell was killed in an accident on her 21st birthday in Cape Town four years ago. She was a “beloved cousin, sister, daughter and niece,” and her death inspired her cousin, Stuart Rayner, to start the ‘Run for Rosa’ initiative.
Through the marathons, he is raising funds to send an underprivileged child to Kings School from grade 3 to 7. King’s School in Nottingham Road, KwaZulu-Natal, has been run by the Carlyle-Mitchell family for three generations.
10 Marathons. 13 Days. 1 Cause
The Run for Rosa initiative will see Rayner running 10 marathons in 13 days in honour of her – from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town. He began the journey on 16 July 2017 (his birthday) and will finish on 28 July 2017 (which would have been Rosa’s 25th birthday) at the Kimberley Hotel, where she passed away.
Rayner is sharing his progress on Instagram and Facebook…
“Please come and walk, run, cycle etc. with me in support of Rosa and this great initiative,” he says.