WHAT started as a fundraiser to cover medical expenses for hydrocephalus sufferer Divan Serfontein two years ago is now set to become a permanent race on the PE roadrunning calendar.
The 10km SuperD race will take place on November 2, starting and finishing at the Kings Court Shopping Centre.
Because of Divan's death in December 2011, at the age of 14, the race did not take place last year.
Earlier this year, his mother, Jackie, started the Divan Serfontein Miracle Child Foundation, also known as the SuperD Foundation, to keep her son's legacy alive and to help other families facing the same challenges living with special-needs children.
"We don't make money from the race, but there was a call from the community to continue with the race," Serfontein said.
"My son became known across the [Bay] as someone who changed the lives of so many people he came across.
"We ask the community to come to this race in numbers, as special-needs children need our support. So often they die young. Not many people know the challenges their families face.
"We are urging moms, dads, family and friends to support this amazing race, the only one of its kind in the Eastern Cape," Serfontein added.
The inaugural race had 700 entrants. Organisers hope to top the 2000 mark.
Entry is R30 for the 10km and R20 for the 5km. Temporary licence fee (unlicensed runners) R25. The 10km race starts at 7.10am and the 5km at 7.30am.