We challenge ourselves and those around us to expand what they think is possible (physically, mentally), push old boundaries and restrictive ways of thinking. Each year we have a goal of going bigger and impacting more people. We don’t just run for the sake of personal gain. It is about so much more. It is about community, fellowship and impact. We are changing people’s lives.
Founded in 2018, Run Forest Run was birthed a year after Rehan’s 1st 100km to raise funds towards ForAfrika. What started out as a conundrum of how to raise funds and awareness of the incredible work ForAfrika is doing across the continent, morphed into the model we have now of special annual customised fundraising projects that challenge all of those involved, whilst being fun.
Run Forest Run is inspired by Rehan’s childhood nickname – Forrest – based on the movie character Forrest Gump. Between the ages of 13 and 16, Rehan had various rugby related knee injuries that led to 5 knee operations (2 in the left, 3 in the right), which kept him on crutches for long periods of time. The injuries couldn’t keep him from the rugby field – he just played with metal plated knee guards / braces to protect him (somewhat).
We are aiming to raise £100,000 to support vulnerable communities and feed malnourished children in the remotest parts of Africa. We have to get more people involved.