The big walk is an annual event that takes place in Durban along side the promenade. Tens of Thousands of people gather and walk / run all in the name of being healthy and having some fun whilst at it.
It’s a social/health inspired event that quickly gained its popularity over the years.
My family and I, amongst many other families, were up at the crack of dawn, setting up refresher stations for the walkers/runners. Yes, we volunteered. And it was amazing.
The theme for the year was “we are solemates”. Seeing a city flock out in numbers and walk/ run side by side irrespective of age, colour or creed was one of the highlights for me. I’ve attended the past 3 annual events however, this year I was amazed at the number of kids that took part in the event. It really was such a beautiful thing to see.
What was even more amazing was that I got to meet one of my all time favourite radio personalities. THEE Jane Linley.
Our refresher station saw every person that took part in the race/walk and boy oh boy was it a sight to see and a thing to feel.
We saw people laugh and literally cry but what we didn’t see what people give up! We cheered them on and they did it!
We came. We laughed. We danced (at certain refresher stations, ECR radio personalities were there to encourage and cheer on the walkers/ runners). We hydrated. We felt. We ate. We were present and it felt oh-so-goooood.
You’re welcome to click Durban big walk for more information on the event.
Our day in pictures
Love and light,
From just an ordinary volunteer