The winner of the Toyota Comrades Win-a-Car competition was announced by the Comrades Marathon Association more than a week ago, with the official handover having taken place in Johannesburg last Thursday. (30.11.2017).
Beverley Grace drove off in her prized Toyota Corolla sedan, worth more than R200,000 saying, “This has got to be one of the happiest days of my life. I am just so grateful to the Comrades Marathon and Toyota for this generous prize.”
She was one of the thousands of athletes who made her entry into the 2018 Comrades Marathon and simultaneously donated funds to charity to qualify to be entered into the Toyota Win-a-Car competition.
Beverley has completed The Ultimate Human Race six times. She tells us that the camaraderie on the road is just amazing with so much support and motivation from the spectators and fellow runners.
Over the years as a Race4Charity runner, Beverley has raised more than R40,000 for charity. She says that she enjoys running for a charitable cause as it adds value to those most in need. She plans to complete at least ten Comrades in order to earn her place on the Comrades Marathon Green Number Roll of Honour.
On winning the fabulous Toyota Corolla, “I’m so overwhelmed by winning I am not sure yet what I am going to do with this beautiful car. I would like to thank Toyota for such an awesome prize and to Vic Clapham for starting this amazing race 96 years ago.”
Toyota Senior Manager of Promotions and Sponsorship, Reche van Niekerk says, ‘We would like to congratulate Beverley on winning this wonderful family car. Toyota is proud to be associated with the Comrades Marathon and to add some goodwill and cheer during this holiday period.”
CMA Chairperson, Cheryl Winn says, ‘We are extremely honoured to partner with Toyota. The Toyota Win-A-Car initiative is a huge contribution to the Comrades Marathon’s charity drive and has contributed hundreds of thousands of rand to our charities. Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to Toyota.’