Former Miss SA finalist, fitness enthusiast and Tafta ambassador Julia Petersen is hard at work in training for the upcoming Tafta Trail Run. She will run the eco-trail route from Virginia Preparatory School on 18 November through the Virginia Bush Nature Reserve with her family.

Petersen said she ran the race last year and is excited to tackle the distance again. “I have always had a heart for the elderly and I always love participating in these types of events to raise funds and awareness about the association.

“The Tafta event allows families to get outside and get fit together and yet still contribute to a worthy cause through donations towards cheer boxes,” she said.

Tafta Divisional manager; income development and marketing, Gail Samuels said: “This year being our 60th birthday year, we truly want families to come out in their numbers to enjoy an early morning workout with us and embrace our active ageing drive by staying healthy and fit. Participants of all ages are encouraged to bring along a friend, grandparent, and parents; anyone that is inspired by living a healthy lifestyle.” To contribute to the special fundraising event, participants can compete in either the 4km at a cost of R60 or 8km at a cost of R90, as well as bring along their contributions to the cheerbox toiletry collection, or donate towards an elder’s Christmas Meal at just R105 each.

Pre-registration can be completed at On-the-day registration begins at 5:45am. The race is scheduled to begin at 7am from Virginia Preparatory School.
For more information contact Ateesha on 031 332 3721 or email