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Entry Confirmation

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Tranche Two invitations had a closing date of 3 January 2019 and Tranche Three invitations were released earlier this morning.
If you have not received confirmation that your entry has been received, then it has not been received. Completed and signed entry form together with entry fee payment must be received before a closing date.

Remember, no late entries will be considered. Period.

2nd Tranche Closed

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That is it, entries have closed for invitations from the second tranche



Ring in 2019 - Tick your goals

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Almost time to ring in the New Year and welcome 2019

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Tradition: On race morning the Event Director wakes the village with peals from the church bell

No surprise what we will splash 2019 in with ...

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Wishing everyone a cracker 2019 - loads of laughter and fun on your runs, lung-busting trails with stunning breathtaking vistas, an injury free, healthy year with plenty of goals ticked. 


Organ Donor Foundation Wild Card for 2019

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We are very pleased to confirm that for the 11th year we have donated a complimentary Wild Card to the Organ Donor Foundation.

Our purpose in making this donation is to assist the ODF increasing the awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation. 

The Organ Donor Foundation complimentary Wild Card invitation to the 2019 Rhodes Run could be yours.

Two easy steps will put you in line to experience the 31st Rhodes Run:

  • Register as a donor with the ODF. If you are not a registered donor, then follow this link ODF Registration
  • Send your name, date of birth and mobile phone number on or before Tuesday 29 January 2019 (the Closing date) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Competition 2019 You may submit a maximum of two (2) entries (or email your entry to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
  • Please note that only runners registered with the Organ Donor Foundation will be eligible for the Wild Card

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Competition conditions:

• The ‘Wild Card’ invitation will be done by way of a draw. The draw will be made by the Organ Donor Foundation
• The prize is one (1) ‘Wild Card’ invitation to the 2019 Rhodes Run. No entry fee will be payable
    All incidental costs such as travel, meals, accommodation, drinks etc will be for the winner’s own cost
• The 'Wild Card' is not transferable
• The draw will take place on Wednesday 30 January 2019
• The winner’s completed ‘Wild Card’ competition invitation/entry form to be returned to the organisers no later than 8 February 2019. Failure to do so and the result of the first draw will be void and a second draw will take place. Should the winner not be in a position to participate after submitting his/her entry form, then a second draw will take place, provided the closing date for event entries has not passed
• All standard Rhodes Run entry criteria, as stipulated by the event organisers, will apply
• Winner will be notified telephonically, and will be announced on the Rhodes Run website
• Organisers decision will be final
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If you were fortunate to receive an invitation to the 31st Breathtaking Trail Run and are looking for a bed for the weekend here is a link to a list of accommodation options.

Your first call should be to ever friendly Margie Murray, who looks after the Rhodes Information office



1st Tranche Closed

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That is it, entries have closed for invitations from the first tranche



Our Gold Double recipient

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Benita Joubert received the 'gold' Double Award for 2018.


Congratulations Benita!


Raubenheimer Double 2018

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The 30th Rhodes Trail Run & the 10th Baviaanskloof Trail Run
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Informally we have been keeping track of our runners who were awarded a Rhodes ‘Snowflake’ Permanent Number and received the Baviaanskloof ‘Legend’ award.
There were five runners who completed the 'Raubenheimer Double' in 2018, Anthony Bernard, Mark Groch, Alicia Grobler, Benita Joubert and Gerhard Vosloo.
To commemorate the 30th Rhodes Run and the 10th Baviaanskloof Run we created special trophies for the three best combined times.
Alicia Grobler (12:41:01) and Gerhard Vosloo (13:40:51) took 4th and 5th places respectively.
The 'Raubenheimer Double 2018' trophies, with gold, silver and bronze plaques were presented to Benita, Mark & Anthony.
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