Walter Harris has almost finished his ride, run and swim to Yeppoon from Byron Bay in a series of triathlons, to raise money for Tasimode which helps African women escape poverty.
Walter Harris has almost finished his ride, run and swim to Yeppoon from Byron Bay in a series of triathlons, to raise money for Tasimode which helps African women escape poverty. Chris Ison ROK020916ctasimode1

Walter hopes to see you turn out for Tasimode run

HE'S an inspirational young man who is riding over 1000km to help young single mothers to free themselves from poverty in Africa, and he wants to see his hometown throw their support behind him when he arrives in Yeppoon on Saturday.

Walter Harris started the not-for-profit organisation Tasimode over two years ago and has been fundraising to to build an organic sunflower seed factory as a self-sustainable project in central-eastern Tanzania, where it is estimated that on average 23% of the mothers are single and 43% of those live below the poverty line.

Walter and the Tasimode team will be running in to Yeppoon on Saturday, to Rosslyn Bay in completion of the young man's TRI'ing for Change event.

His triathlon dates were pushed back slightly, after suffering an ankle injury.

Walter said the sustainable project was to create positive change for the next generation of children.

"This will be a small marathon run from Pinapple Rail Trail on the Rockhampton Rd side near the golf course, meeting at 3.30pm sharp for a 4pm run all the way into Rosslyn Bay on Saturday, November 5,” Walter said.

If anyone would like to join the team in support of the event, they are more than welcome to join them for the run by meeting at this destination.

"Bring your runners, sunscreen, a hat and a water bottle along with some beautiful energy and let's finish this together,” Walter added.

A celebration will kick off after the run at Rosslyn Bay Beaches and Bistro for anyone who wants to come along from 6.30pm.

For $20, there will be African inspired finger food, house wine, beer or soft drink on arrival plus music, raffles and more.

All proceeds from the entry fee are going towards Walter's work with the Tasimode project.



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