As we head towards year end we wish you and your families a Blessed Christmas, safe travelling if you are taking the opportunity to grab a holiday, enjoy your running as you explore new routes and if you are in a position to please support the SANBS and give!
We know a number of you were extremely generous and gave to the ‘Run To Read’ challenge this year…. Now we encourage you to make another donation before year end…a unit of blood. Sadly always in short supply and more so at this time of year, so if you can please visit your nearest donor clinic. For more information click here.
Heading your way...
All postcard images courtesy of Craig Muller, Backyard Adventures
Looking back from the 5km mark
It sounded like ice cracking early morning in the Kloppershoek kloof, but was feet doing happy-dances on a kitchen table. Some very excited reactions when the first batch who will come off the waiting list in 2014 had a ‘heads up’.
While personal invitations will be posted early January, the substitution facility on our Forum has worked like a charm these past 6/7 years with every request being met. Those who really want to run have run! Needless to say the Forum is already rather active.
We are very pleased to announce that The North Face® will be partnering with the UTi Rhodes Run as our Official Apparel Sponsor from 2014.
The sombre cold northern slopes of the Kloppershoek kloof and Hooggenoeg Ridge, always a time for reflection before and after climbing Mavis Bank and skirting Ben MacDhui, are reminiscent of the idea that inspired The North Face®, the unforgiving side of a mountain.
James Hallett, Marketing Manager, The North Face South Africa “As a brand rooted in the outdoors, our passion lies not only with the production of the highest quality products, but also with the spirit of those who continue to explore their own limits. Our decision to partner with the iconic UTi Rhodes Run provides us with a unique opportunity to associate our brand with the men and women who, year upon year, pit themselves against the challenges of mother nature in one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa, a true reflection of the Never Stop Exploring philosophy at our core.”
250 sleeps to the 2014 UTi Rhodes Run
and the border road....
The 2014 UTi Rhodes Run has been confirmed as a qualifying event for 2015 registrations for 'The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®'
A number of Rhodes runners are holding their health in their hands as they taper, preparing for 12 October, their date with Kona.
Best wishes to all of you.
As they say ..... swim like you are going to drown, bike like you stole it and run like they're chasing you.
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