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15 September 2019

Cape Town | George | Port Elizabeth | Kenton

Will YOU be running for our rhinos?

  

#RhinoRun2019 #StopTheKilling #FeedThePoachersToTheLions

OUR STORY

Hi and welcome to the Rhino Run.

My name is Sian and I am the founder of this event. Today along with my wife Sheena and a massive crew of absolutely amazing people, we continue to bring you the Rhino Run.

The Rhino Run was started in 2012 in response to a horrific poaching event that happened at the Kariega Game Reserve just outside Port Alfred on the Sunshine Coast.

Three rhinos were poached.

2 (Themba and Thandi) survived the initial attack, but after Themba’s death just 2 weeks later, only Thandi survived, and she is the official mascot of the Rhino Run.

She has since gone on to give birth to 2 calves, and is a beacon of hope in this terrible war.

Her story of survival has inspired hundreds of people to take a stand against rhino poaching by supporting this event and running for our rhinos.

Each year we personally take on a massive financial risk by organising this event as we have no cash sponsor to help cover the costs. 

As the overall event organisers we pay for all costs at all events, and whatever is left over is then split between our beneficiaries. These costs include medals, venue & equipment hire, toilet hire, medical support, race numbers, transport (courier), marketing, crew costs, timekeeping, online payment processor fees and land access costs where applicable.

In the past 2 years we have seen a significant drop off in support for this event, and as a result we have only just broken even from an overall costs point of view. In fact our 2018 Gauteng race actually cost us more than it generated in entry fees last year, simply due to the fact that there were 6 other trail events happening on the same day. As a result entries were poor and our fundraising efforts suffered.

We understand that times are tough and that money is tight, but the reality is that if we do not keep fighting this fight, there will be no rhinos left for our future generations to see in the wild. We simply cannot afford to stop creating awareness and raising funds to help the organisations and amazing people that are on the front lines of the war on poaching.

So, we will keep taking on this risk in the interest of keeping the fight against rhino poaching alive.

All we ask in return is for YOU to please support your local event by entering, and if you can afford to, purchase a commemorative cap as well, and lets show the world that we will NEVER GIVE UP on trying to save our rhinos!

OUR BENEFICIARY ORGANISATIONS

In the 7 years to date that we have held this event, we have raised R725,000.00 for our beneficiary funds. As we go into the 8th year, our hope is that we will continue grow this event beyond the borders of South Africa, and that we will be able to raise even more funds for our beneficiaries. We also hope that through this event we will keep the awareness alive and inspire more people to take a stand and rise up against the horrors of wildlife poaching.

The Kariega Foundation

The Kariega Foundation Help Save Our Rhino Project – www.kariega.co.za The story of Thandi and Themba is part of the much broader issue of rhino poaching – an issue which we cannot fight alone. Kariega actively supports the Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative of the Wilderness Foundation and the Rhino Project of the Endangered Wildlife Trust. Both are incredible organisations which have our full trust and support in all their commendable endeavors toward saving the rhino.

Saving The Survivors

Saving The Survivors – www.savingthesurvivors.org We added STS as a beneficiary in 2015, as we believe strongly in the work they are doing to help with rehabilitating rhinos that happen to be lucky enough to survive a poaching attempt. These vets and specialists face the brutal aftermath of poaching, and yet they still return, day after day, to help save these amazing animals. The most famous rhino they are currently treating is known the world over as Hope, and her story of survival, along with the story of our own mascot, Thandi, serves to give us all hope that we can win the war on poaching.

OSCAP

OSCAP – www.oscap.co.za Outraged SA Citizens Against Poaching was a Facebook group that was started in mid 2011 when the Rhino poaching problem in South Africa reached epidemic proportions. Within the first couple of months membership soared and various initiatives were undertaken to bring about worldwide attention to the poaching crisis. OSCAP is now a fully registered NPO and works closely with other Rhino groups, NGO’s, local and International Wildlife agencies as well as local and provincial government departments in order to assist where ever possible.

Chipembere Rhino Foundation

The Chipembere Rhino Foundation – www.chipembere.org The Chipembere Rhino Foundation is a privately run, non-profit organization committed to assisting in the protection and conservation of Africa’s rhino. They are active with projects that involve collaring and tracking rhino, as well as training and equipping anti-poaching units.

OUR SPONSORS

An event like The Rhino Run is not possible without the assistance of sponsors. Below is a list of all the companies that have offered to help us support and grow the Rhino Run. Please visit their websites, Like their Facebook pages, follow them on Twitter and support them by buying and using their products and/or services. To all our amazing sponsors – we are so extremely grateful for your help – thank you!

CiVViO

This is the 8th year that CiVViO have stepped up and thrown their support behind the Rhino Run, and we are extremely grateful for their ongoing support of this event. The guys at CiVViO sportsgear and accessories have very kindly donated a range of lucky draw prizes to be given away at the various Rhino Runs around the country.

Visit Their Website | Find Them On Facebook

Nuun Hydration South Africa

Nuun South Africa have been the official finisher drinks sponsor for the Rhino Run for 2 years. Their amazing range of sugar free electrolyte replacement products will help you all recover from your Rhino Run.

Visit Their Website | Find Them On Facebook

Raising Rhino Rands

Raising Rhino Rands make little stuffed rhinos as a way to raise funds for various organisations – The Rhino Orphanage, Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary, Saving Private Rhino and SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary. They have very generously stepped up to provide all our winners trophies for this years event.

 Find Them On Facebook

ENTER ONLINE HERE

Which Rhino Run will YOU be running?

Below you will find the race information for each of the various Rhino Runs taking place around South Africa in 2018.

Just choose the one closest to you and come out to support us as we run for our rhinos.

PLEASE NOTE: All race finishers will also receive a Rhino Run Medal.

Want to see your town or city listed here? Send us an email at info@therhinorun.com and we’ll tell you how.

We want to have Rhino Runs happening all over the world. Please help us grow by sharing and spreading the word.

Commemorative Caps

As we have no cash sponsors for this event, each year we try to raise additional funds through the sale of commemorative apparel.

This years commemorative apparel item is an awesome U-Flex snapback trucker cap.

When you enter you will be able to select to enter the race only, or the race + cap option.

Caps will be available for collection at race registration for your respective event.

The Cape Town Rhino Run will be held at an amazing NEW VENUE this year in Franschhoek!

We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to the landowners of LaCombe Farm & Bordeaux Farm for allowing us to host the Cape Town Rhino Run there this year.

General Race Information

Race Date: 15 September 2019

Routes: 5km (R150), 10km (R190)

Race sign in opens: 7:00am

Pre-race briefing: 8:50am

Race start: 9:00am (10km), 9:15am (5km)

All race finishers will receive a Rhino Run Medal.

Parking: Please park in the designated areas.

Toilets: you will find these at the start line.

Race Organiser: Cape Town Rhino Run Volunteer Crew

Race Venue Queries: Call Jamo on 072 470 0144

Entry Queries: Call Sheena on 0722 934 974

Please Note:

With the new venue, entries are limited to 250 in total!

The course is clearly marked so please follow the arrows and the marshal instructions.

There are NO water points along the route please ensure you carry enough water for yourself.

Race Rules:

  • Do not litter
  • Do not wander from the route
  • This is a fun race and you are out there to run for the Rhino so enjoy it.

Come and enjoy great trail runs in a beautiful location, and know that your support will be helping in the fight against rhino poaching.

The George Rhino Run will be held at Arendrus Country Lodge.

We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to Arendrus Country Lodge for allowing us to host the George Rhino Run there again this year, and we are sure you will have a beautiful and enjoyable run.

General Race Information

Race Date: 15 September 2019

Routes: 5km (R150) , 15km (R190)

Race sign in opens: 7:00am

Pre-race briefing: 7:45am

Race start: 8:00am (15km) 8:15am (5km)

All race finishers will receive a Rhino Run Medal.

Parking: There is parking at the venue

Toilets: There are toilet facilities at the venue

Race Organiser: Jacques Mouton / GTR

Race Venue Queries: 

Call Jacques on 081 366 4394 or Clare on 061 422 6060

Entry Queries: Call Sheena on 0722 934 974

Please Note: We will accept late registrations on the day – just please arrive early to minimise the chaos at the start.

There will be no pre-registration session, but you will be able to collect your number (and cap if you bought one) on the day if you entered online.

The course is clearly marked so please follow the markers and listen to the pre-race instructions.

There will be NO water points along the route, so we strongly recommend carrying your own water.

Come and enjoy great trail runs in a beautiful location, and know that your support will be helping in the fight against rhino poaching.

Lucky draw will be done after the event with some amazing lucky draw prizes up for grabs.

The Port Elizabeth Rhino Run will be held at Crossways Farm Village, Van Stadens.

We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to Crossways for allowing us to host the Rhino Run there again this year, and we are sure you will have a beautiful and enjoyable a run there.

General Race Information

Race Date: 15 September 2019

Routes: 6km (R150), 12km (R190), 21km (R230)

Race sign in opens: 6:30am

Pre-race briefing: 8:50am

Race start: 9:00am (21km) 9:10am (12km) 9:20am (6km)

All race finishers will receive a Rhino Run Medal.

Parking: There is parking at the venue

Toilets: There are toilet facilities at the venue

Race Organiser: Live Adventure

Race Venue Queries: Call Sheena on 0722 934 974

Entry Queries: Call Sheena on 0722 934 974

Directions:

  1. Take the N2 out towards Humansdorp.
  2. Drive over the Van Stadens Bridge, and take the next offramp (Thornhill) to the left.
  3. At the top of the offramp, turn right, to drive back across the highway towards the Ladies slipper mountain range.
  4. Take the first dirt road to your right to turn into Crossways. Marshals will be there to guide you to your parking area.

There will be signs along the highway to guide you.

Please Note: We will accept late registrations on the day – just please arrive early to minimise the chaos at the start.

Pre-race registration (number and cap collection), as well as late entries will be done at Trailbusters between 4pm & 6pm on Friday 13 September.

If you can’t make the pre-registration session, don’t stress as you will be able to collect your number (and cap if your bought one) on the day if you entered online.

The course is clearly marked so please follow the markers and listen to the pre-race instructions.

There will be self-service water points along the route. However, we do recommend carrying your own water.

Hosted at the Crossways Farm Village development, 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. Prize giving will take place after the event with some amazing lucky draw prizes up for grabs.

The Kenton Rhino Run will be held at Homewoods Restaurant, at the Kenton Blue Flag beach.

The run will be a mix of beach and running through the Kenton Eco-Estate.

We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to Homewoods & the Kenton Eco Estate for allowing us to host the Kenton Rhino Run there again this year, and we are sure you will have a beautiful and enjoyable run.

General Race Information

Race Date: 15 September 2019

Routes: 5km (R150), 12km (R190)

Race sign in opens: 8:00am

Pre-race briefing: 9:45am

Race start: 10:00am (12km) 10:10am (5km)

All race finishers will receive a Rhino Run Medal.

Parking: There is parking at the venue

Toilets: There are toilet facilities at the venue

Race Organiser: Live Adventure in conjunction with Sunshine Coast Tourism

Race Venue Queries: Call Sheena on 0722 934 974

Entry Queries: Call Sheena on 0722 934 974

Please Note: We will accept late registrations on the day – just please arrive early to minimise the chaos at the start.

Pre-race registration (number and cap collection), as well as late entries will be done at Homewoods at the Kenton Blue Flag beach between 2pm & 5pm on Saturday 14th September.

If you can’t make the pre-registration session, don’t stress as you will be able to collect your number (and cap if you bought one) on the day if you entered online.

The course is clearly marked so please follow the markers and listen to the pre-race instructions.

There will be self-service water points along the route. However, we do recommend carrying your own water.

Come and enjoy great trail runs in a beautiful location, and know that your support will be helping in the fight against rhino poaching. Lucky draw will be done after the event with some amazing lucky draw prizes up for grabs.

2018 Rhino Run Race Results

Download your results below. If you have any queries, please direct them to info@therhinorun.com and we will deal with them.


 

Rhino Run Cape Town - [click to download]

Rhino Run George - [click to download]

Rhino Run PE - [click to download]

Rhino Run Kenton - [click to download]

Rhino Run Durban - [click to download]

Rhino Run Gauteng - [click to download]