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The ever-inspiring Team Beastie has completed a whopping 7 ultramarathons in 7 days (including the Comrades) all to support disabled preschoolers!


South Africa (11 June 2024) — Team Beastie has been up to a whole lot of good thanks to their epic 7in7 Challenge where they undertook 7 ultramarathons over a 7 day period.

For Team Beastie legend and disabled activist Chaeli Mycroft, Comrades season is the perfect excuse to effect change where it’s most needed. Last year, Chaeli, Mark Ferreira and filmmaker Geoff Hookins along with a few other cross-country trailblazers also ramped up for the 7in7 Challenge; documenting the journey’s thorns and roses as they ventured on.

Beginning on 3 June this year, the 7in7 Challenge saw Team Beastie (a team consisting of Chaeli, Mark and Ivo Riva) cover 315 kilometres in a week. Beginning at the Cradle of Humankind, the mission took them through all parts of South Africa from Benoni to parts of Bloemfontein all the way to Durban, with Mark, Chaeli and Chantal finishing the final push (the Comrades) in 11 hours and 44 minutes on Sunday.

Their 7in7 mission was a big, active love letter dedicated to the disabled preschoolers at Chaeli Cottage Preschool, with a goal to raise R500,000 to support the preschool’s running costs for the year.

You can support their 7in7 efforts here. 


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Sources: 7in7 Challenge, Chaeli Mycroft 
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