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David Thibodeau speaks to Brett Harrison, Owner & Director of Red Knot Racing Co, about using sport to source funding for development projects.

Brett Harrison is an experienced endurance athlete, coach and event organizer. He’s coached numerous runners to PRs, a US cross country team to the state finals, and loads of people from couch to 5K. Brett has lived in Tanzania since 2009, working in community development with a focus on increasing food security among rural people. Brett started Red Knot Racing Company in 2012, in order to fund agriculture development work. In 2019 Brett registered non-profit organization ⁠Red Knot Development⁠ to scale his existing community development work while expanding its scope to include sports development and wildlife conservation. 

Brett’s affinity for mountain biking and trail running, combined with their love for Tanzania, left them no choice but to organize world-class endurance events here. 

They work hard to ensure our courses are unique and challenging, with the perfect combination of varied terrain and spectacular scenery. 

Red Knot Racing firmly believes the solutions to the world’s problems lie in sacrificing ourselves in order to improve life for others. They founded Red Knot to make the world a better place, and they stand by that commitment. A minimum of 2% of our total revenue supports community development work in Tanzania. But it’s not just money they contribute; our staff personally assists farmers and youth to navigate the hardships they encounter. They believe the power to motivate others towards lasting change comes from relationships. The way forward is by walking alongside people — not in front of them. 

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About Sports for Social Impact

Sports for Social Impact explores the power that sport has to create a positive impact in society. Sport for development & peace is a versatile tool that can be used to tackle many social, environmental & economic challenges such as the Sustainable Development Goals. The hope is that these conversations and ideas will help achieve the maximum benefit of sport in our society. Hosted by David Thibodeau. 

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