The Mission

“Across 12 months I will utilize my passion for running to make a positive difference by raising money for local New Zealand children’s charities by participating in 12 running events in Otago, New Zealand.

In 2017 through to 2022 the focus is New Zealand children’s health and wellness. The three chosen charities for these years are KidsCan, Variety, and Make A Wish Foundation. RunThe12 aims to raise funds and awareness for these charities who make a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of New Zealand children who are going through hardship on a daily basis.

Long term, my project RunThe12 aims to motivate runners whether they be a ‘Joe the everyday jogger’ or Usain Bolt athlete, throughout New Zealand, becoming involved and running for a cause, not only for ourselves as individuals. Essentially, if we can utilise and contribute our passion and hobbies into making a positive difference, charities, donators, runners and receivers are all winning the race!”

If you or your business would like to get behind my mission by sponsoring or supporting  me running for our charities, please contact me here through our contact page. You can financially support the fundraising for our NZ Children’s Charities by donating directly to our Give A Little Page.

Thank you for your beautiful support, it is empowering to know that you too can contribute to those who make a difference daily.

Anya Alessandria,

Founder of RunThe12