The RattRace 2013 now in its 7th year promises to be bigger, better and barrels more fun the weekend of the 19th – 21st July. This event, in support of the David Rattray Foundation is needing sponsorship of any nature…money, prizes, product, services…anything! The race also has a number of spots left for riders or runners to take part which is another great way to support!
Held in the picturesque area around Fugitive’s Drift, the RattRace is a 15-20Km or 30-40Km mountain bike or trail run to be held on Saturday 20 July. The race will take place around the historic battlefields of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana amongst some of the country’s most spectacular scenery and has grown from its small beginnings in 2007 into a popular date on the calendar for professional and amateur athletes alike. All proceeds from the RattRace – entry fees and sponsorships – will go to the David Rattray Foundation and you can show your support by entering yourself or sponsoring an athlete. A whole weekend of activities has been planned around the Saturday morning race promising lots of fun for the whole family.
“The RattRace was started by a bunch of our mates many years ago. We wanted to do something in honour of my late husband, David, who did so much good while he was alive, and now, even in his death, is still able to contribute to this community and continue to live through this foundation, making this world a better place to be,” says Fusgitives Drift owner and race organiser Nicky Rattray.
The RattRace 2013 combines loads of fun and outdoor activity with raising funds for a good cause – the David Rattray Foundation, which aims to further the cause of reconciliation between the people of South Africa, which was the focus of so much of David Rattray’s work both in South Africa and internationally. The proceeds raised by the RattRace will go towards the locally based upliftment projects specifically in the area of education in Northern KwaZulu-Natal that the foundation supports.
So, get on your bike and join the RattRace 2013!