Wits Students and staff should get their running shoes ready to participate in the Vowfm Day Run in support of charity.

Wits University’s campus radio station, Vowfm, in collaboration with the Wits Sports Council, is hosting a ‘Winter Day Run’ on main campus today between 1pm- 2pm. The aim of the event is to collect warm winter clothing for needy students and for some charities. The station has launched its fourth annual “Winter Collection Drive,” and the run forms part of this initiative.

“This is a fun way of getting people to give back,” said station marketing manager, Lucky Mdaweni.

The 4km running course starts and ends at the cricket and hockey fields on east campus on a route that passes the Wits Great Hall.

“Any person jogging could take about 20- 30 minutes to finish the course,” said Vow FM DJ and marketing intern Timothy ‘TMO’ Abrahams.

The winner of the race will walk away with a six month gym contract and the runner up will get a three month contract.

The Wits Citizenship and Community Outreach (WCCO) will be distributing the collected clothes to Wits students and other charities.

Drop boxes have been placed all over campus and at residences for the Wits community to donate clothes at any time.