In November 2016, Vajira Weerasekera started The Run for Life project to reach a running goal of 500km to raise awareness and funds to build the first palliative care hospital in Sri Lanka through a non-for-profit in Australia, the Shanthi Foundation.
For the final 5km #Dashfor5 of the 500km total, Vajira is encouraging individuals or teams to get on board for everyone around the world to raise funds for his cause.
How to participate
You can donate (here: https://therunforlifeproject.org/donate) to the cause or join in the action and raise funds!
Sign up here if you'd like to participate: https://therunforlifeproject.org/signup
After you've signed up as an individual or as a team, select any existing organised runs or walks in your area and participate (5kms or more).
The following locations can be used for the #Dashfor5
Date: 10 November. Time: 8am
Location: North Sydney Park Run
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: 7 November. Time: 7PM
Location: Colombo Night Run, Independence Square, Colombo
Date: 23 November. Time: 9am
Location: Marina Bay Run, Meet in front of the Promontory
The final run, #Dashfor5 is a great opportunity for everyone around the world to participate, get active, start a running group and be part of making history in helping to build this hospital in Sri Lanka!