My name is Sonja Vermaak, and I am from the beautiful city Cape Town, South Africa. As much as I’m dedicated to my work, I’m also dedicated to my sport. Running became part of who I am. This sport taught me about dedication and perseverance. I’m well known in the running community, as weekends you will always find my on the road doing either road or trail races. Last year I covered a distance of 1 753kms and 1 503kms of that were just in races. I’m also part of the 1000KM Challenge which normally runs from Comrades to Comrades. The aim of the challenge is to complete 1000kms in timed race events only. I am proud to announce that I’ve already exceeded my target for the year. I am also recently been appointed as the Brand Ambassador for Run Walk For Life – Western Cape. I would love to do the New York Marathon as Charities is also very close to my heart. Please help me with fundraising for a good cause. Self Help Africa (UK & Worldwide) is a leading international development charity, dedicated to ending hunger and poverty in rural Africa. Thank you.