My name is Kerstin Rieger and I will be running four races in April & May 2014 for Wells for Zoë. The reason I picked this charity is because I will work with them on my research project for my Masters in Malawi for three months (late May-August) this summer. The money I raise with these four runs will go directly to the charity. I will make sure when down in Mzuzu/Malawi to visit the factory and to pick up the water pumps we can afford to buy from the money raised. I will work closely with Wells for Zoë to understand which villages need pumps and then go out there with them to deliver the pumps as well as support the villages by digging a well and make sure they get training on how to maintain the pumps. One pump costs €175.
The runs I will take part in are as follows:
27.04.2014 – Dublin City – 9pm – “10K Samsung night run” (Now Complete)
10.05.2014 – Malahide Castle – 4.15am – “5K Darkness into Light run” (Now Complete)
14.05.2014 – Phoenix Park – 7pm – “8K Leg it for your liver run” (Now Complete)
17.05.2014 – Dingle – 2pm – “10K Mini-Marathon Dingle” (Now Complete)
A bit about me:
I grew up in Schwarzenbruck a small town close to Nuremberg in Bavaria/Germany. When I was 28, I decided to quit my job in Munich and to move to Dublin. That’s where everything began. I worked for 8.5 years in the Corp. World before I decided to go on a sabbatical! Living and teaching English in Vietnam has changed my life! Followed by a beautiful Yoga-Teacher Training in Goa/India, amazing treks in the Himalaya’s in Nepal, meditation in Pokhara and more English Teaching in Kathmandu. After three years of adventures, beautiful experiences, stunning people and places and the warmth and openness of Asia I was ready for a step in a new direction in my life. I started my 2 year full-time Master program in Trinity/UCD in Dublin in Development Practice and I’m loving it!
I do love sports, in particular yoga and running! Therefore I picked this challenge for myself in a short period of time before heading to Malawi on my research with Wells for Zoë. I will run day, evening and early morning races as well as in Dublin and on the West Coast of Ireland. No travels are spared, no time is too early! It’s not a marathon, but 33K after all!
I kindly ask all of you to dig into your pockets if you read this and please donate whatever you could spare! Hopefully my race calendar will motivate you to do so. I really appreciate it and would be so grateful for whatever you could give!