Old Mutual Om die Dam is the largest inland ultra-marathon in South Africa. It attracts over 10 000 participants and is consistently voted as one of the top races of the year. As part of the sponsorship, Old Mutual and the Om die Dam race committee support the Huis Lesedi, a safe house for babies that are either abandoned or have been saved from abortion. The Marathon was first run in 1991 and has grown into one of the finest ultra-marathons in South Africa, offering a great family day out thanks to its offering of four race distances. Just an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, or around 40 minutes from Pretoria, a trip to the Hartebeespoort Dam is always a pleasure, and the magnificently scenic routes will have you wanting to do a second lap when you reach the finish.
Huis Lesedi opened in March 2006 as a foster home for children that were HIV positive, were neglected, abandoned, had special needs or were rescued from abortion. Later, Huis Lesedi’s status changed from foster care home for toddlers, to halfway house for babies.Fundraise for this Charity