Crossways to host fun Rhino Run

2016-09-15 06:00

SHOW your care - run for rhinos this month at Crossways Farm Village between Jeffreys Bay and Port Elizabeth.

Crossways is set to host the annual Rhino Run, a national trail running event, at 09:00 on September 25.

The Rhino Run is aimed at everyone – both the hardcore trail runners who will run the longer distances, as well as families and the ‘less fit’ who can do the shorter distance fun run/ walk.

The run consists of a 6km, 12km and 20km trail.

The beneficiaries for 2016 are OSCAP (Outraged South African Citizens Against Poaching), The Chipembere Rhino Foundation, Saving the Survivors, and the Kariega Foundation.

There will be live entertainment, a jumping castle and jungle gym, as well as refreshments on sale. This is a family event, so bring the kids.

The run at Crossways forms part of five Rhino Runs across South Africa - Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Kenton, Gauteng and Durban. All five runs will be held on the same day, making this the largest trail running event in South Africa.

The Port Elizabeth edition of the Rhino Run promises to give all entrants an awesome day out in the countryside. Come and enjoy great trail runs in a beautiful location and know that your support will be helping in the fight against rhino poaching.

Entry fees are R120 (6km), R180 (12km) and R220 (20km).

Pre-race registration, as well as late entries, will be done at Trailbusters, 48 Villiers Road, Walmer between 16:00 and 18:00 on Friday, September 23.

Entrants can also collect their numbers and t-shirts on the day of the event. Late registrations will be accepted on the day.

Registration opens at 06:30, with the pre-race briefing at 08:30am. The race kicks off at 09:00 (20km), 09:10 (12km) and 09:20 (6km).

Amazing lucky draw prizes will be up for grabs.

To register or for more information, visit their website or contact Sheena at 072 293 4974.

  • The Rhino Run was inspired by a poaching incident - when Thandi, Themba and Bull #84 were poached at Kariega Game Reserve in 2012.

The Rhino Run is the brainchild of Sian O’Keeffe, a Port Elizabethan trail runner and now partner in the event company Free Spirit Adventures. But it could not have been brought to life without the efforts of the various event organisers around South Africa who gave of their time and energy to make the dream a reality.

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