Invest in the future of South Africa & help us reach our goal of raising R2 Million for the Light Fund in 2015.

Final fundraising total for 2015 campaign: R1,178,168.93


Join the 2015 Red Love Train!

2013 represented the unofficial birth of the Red Love Train, which was a term team Unogwaja became known as, for the amount of fun, positivity and love that exuded from the group during what was one of the toughest Comrades with one of the highest dropout rates in living memory. We now make it possible for any Comrades Marathon runner to join in this vibe from start to finish and be part of a unique team experience.

Are you running the Comrades Marathon? JOIN US!

If you are running the Comrades Marathon and want to be part of this special South African mission, JOIN THE RED LOVE TRAIN!

For those who need a little encouragement, this is why you should join: (if you read right the way to the bottom without skipping the rest and signing up you are probably not in the right place!)

  • Experience Comrades like never before, as part of a team of people focussed on enjoying the experience, making the most out of every second for themselves and others, and helping one another to do the same!
  • We will create a fundraising profile for you and you will become part of our team. This profile will include your personal information as well as a detailed breakdown of all your donations.
  • Each team member to commit to raising a minimum of R5,000 towards our nominated organisations.
  • Each person part of the Red Love Train to receive two pairs of shoOops! red socks so we can have a common thread to unite us on the road on Comrades Day. (We will ensure you get your socks months before the Comrades so you can get used to them!)

A few common questions answered:

  • As part of the Red Love Train, will you qualify to start in the Charity Seeding Batch? As part of the Red Love Train, you will qualify to start in the CC Charity Batch (3rd from the front) regardless of your qualifying time if you raise the required R5000 (As per standard Comrades Marathon rules). You are welcome to start in A or B if your qualifying time permits but we are trying to stick together and enjoy the experience together BUT we totally understand and respect anyone who needs to whoop Comrades butt in a pair of red socks! We will need people at the finish line cheering us in before the cut off!
  • What time does the Red Love Train hope to arrive at destination in Durban? We have a number of very strong and experienced Comrades runners within our group who will take responsibility of getting us across the line in time but we are aiming for between 11hr15min-11hr45min mark which gives us a small cushion and enables us all to run together regardless of level! There are no guarantees but this is what we are going for and are confident of achieving together. Can you imagine a the goosebumps when the Red Love Train arrives? I have goosebumps writing this!
  • What commission charge is deducted from donations? 2% for bank transfers and 3% for credit card payments. These charges cover the costs of Quicket to operate our platform
  • Can I choose which charity I wish to support? Our platform allows donations to be made to any one of the 6 charities we support so you are not restricted to raise funds for any particular one. The charities we suuport are: The Unogwaja Light Fund (Community Chest), The Pink Drive, The Sports Trust, Wildlands Conservation Trust, Starfish Foundation and World Vision.
  • How do I sign up and get started with my fundraising? Once you've completed the form below we will get back to you within 48 hours and will send you a link to your personal profile page as well as detailed instructions on how our fundraising platform works.

Join the Red Love Train Now!

Help us reach our goal!

Invest in the future of South Africa.
Help us reach our goal of raising R2 Million for the Light Fund in 2015.

Final fundraising total for 2015 campaign: R1,178,168.93

EFT payments can be made to the following bank account:

Bank Name: First National Bank
Account Name: Unogwaja 2015
Account Number: 6219 775 2811
Branch Code: 201 409
Reference: Your surname
Swift Code: FIRNAJJ (For international transfers)

Please email proof of payment, as well as your name, surname, physical address to

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