The Race is on…Be a part of the Marathon of Dreams

The Marathon of Dreams

The Field of Dreams Children’s Centre, based in the community of Shaumburg near the Hardebeespoort Dam, is on a mission to train 251 people from the community in a selected practical skill over a short period of seven days in April 2017 and have dubbed it ‘The Marathon of Dreams’. At the same time, Field of Dreams founder, Lee Den Hond will be pushing her endurance to the max on a 7-day race of 251km through the Sahara Desert as she takes on the Marathon Des Sables in some of the harshest conditions on the planet.

The Field of Dreams Children’s Centre NPC is a magical place. The founder, Lee Den Hond is a successful businesswoman and adventurer. In 2013 she summited Mount Everest to raise funds for the construction of the Field of Dreams Children’s Centre for the community of Schaumburg informal settlement. In April this year Lee is going to participate in Marathon Des Sables, a seven day race of 251km’s in the Sahara Desert, known as ‘the toughest footrace on earth’ to raise funds to build a clinic for the community of Schaumburg.

Inspired by the race and the mammoth challenge that Lee is taking on, the Field of Dreams Team decided to engage in a race of its own, parallel to Marathon Des Sables, in which they are inviting the community, corporates and anyone who has the time and the will to be a part of this incredible initiative, to join this Marathon of Dreams. The goal is to train 251 people from the community in a selected practical skill – either first aid, carpentry or farming – over a short period of seven days.

The Field of Dreams Children’s Centre is inviting anyone and everyone to join them in this magical Marathon of Dreams. There is no registration cost, however the goal is to train as many people as you can at our premises to help them become knowledgeable in one of three practical skills: first aid; farming; basic carpentry. Field of Dreams will supply the venue, and tools and material for carpentry and farming. This is an incredible challenge, but it will make a huge difference in a number of people’s lives within the Schaumburg informal settlement. Like Lee, you will be participating in the race of your life in order to change as many lives as possible in the shortest possible time, ensuring that the lives you touch will never be the same again.



  1. Catherine Moat

    Hi Lee and others,
    I am really excited to have found this opportunity. I was thinking so much about your great initiative in the community Lee and I wanted to share my skills. However the skills I have on offer are less directly practical. I am an experienced crime prevention faciliator and I have worked with community activists across the province. I wanted to volunteer my time to support the creation of a safer community in Shaumburg. This is an open offer and I would love an opportunity to support needs in the community.
    I am thinking of you Lee as you countdown to your brave adventure.
    Love, Catherine

  2. Andrie

    Hi Lee,
    I think what you are doing and what you’ve accomplished is just amazing. I would like to follow your footsteps in helping others. I would like to be part of the 251 people to learn a skill, (especially first aid) to help others in need when it comes to an emergency * Thank you for being such an incredible inspiration to me and others.

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