July 2018, Johannesburg – In its third year, the Luthuli Legacy Walk and Fun Run will take place on Saturday, 21 July 2018 in Groutville, KwaZulu Natal to celebrate and honour the life and legacy of Chief Albert Luthuli. The route will commemorate Luthuli’s final walk to the railway bridge where he was allegedly hit by a train and died, also touching on key attractions in South African history such as Shaka’s Rock. Additionally, the route aims to promote tourism in Groutville and greater KwaDukuza area, which in turn aids in SMME development speaking to Luthuli’s legacy of a prosperous society.
Having suffered from high blood pressure and having had a slight stroke, Luthuli became an advocate for healthy living as he walked around his community to wean himself off his medication. As a result, the Luthuli Legacy Walk and Fun Run aims to advocate the same message.
Chief Albert Luthuli, born in 1898, was the first African to receive a Nobel Peace Prize and served as president of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1952 until his untimely death 21 July 1967. Luthuli an icon, participated in the struggle to achieve freedom in South Africa and to build a non-racial, peaceful, prosperous and just society. Not only was Luthuli an Anti-Apartheid activist and politician, he was a teacher nurturing young minds and mentored struggle icons such as Nelson Mandela.
Tickets for the Walk are R100 for adults and R50 for children and Fun Run tickets are R80. Further details and registration is on www.luthuliwalk.org.za.