- MAD2RUN 2019 APPLICATION FORM
- MAD2Run & MAD2Cycle 2018
- MAD2Run 2017
- MAD2Run 2016
- MAD2Run 2015
- MAD2Run 2014
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- BE THE DIFFERENCE
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MAD2Run is a group of ordinary South Africans using our feet for a great feat! This is a unique annual fundraising event, in which a group of selfless individuals epically run from Johannesburg to Cape Town (1520km in total) in just 7 days! It’s a 24-hour relay-style running adventure, all in support of MAD Leadership Foundation.
THE MAD2RUN STORY
This event was initiated in 2012, when Shaun Raaff decided that it was time to be proactive and make a positive contribution to his much-loved country, South Africa. After watching an inspirational talk given by Braam Malherbe (who ran across the great wall of China in aid of the charity Miles for Smiles). He got home, rather emotional, and immediately sent out an email to all of his friends and invited them around for an “emergency braai”. He was able to convince his close friends that they needed to do something meaningful in their lives. The maddest suggestion – let’s run to Cape Town!
THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED – HOW WE JOURNEY
The entire MAD2Run team is sectioned into three groups of four runners, per running shift. These groups alternate throughout the week so almost everyone in the team gets to run together at some point. Each shift covers 80km over which each runner is responsible for running 20km. There are a lot of intricate logistics involved, but as a fundamental running requirement, each runner is expected to run a minimum of 20km per day/140km in the week. The record however, held by Tim Page (2014) is 260km for the week – you can’t get more dedicated than that!
In the MAD Leadership Foundation, a great cause was found to put all of our efforts behind. The team was immediately moved by the inspiring work of this great education-based organisation. There exists a shared vision and passion between MAD Leadership Foundation and ourselves, in that we believe education to be the best way of improving one’s standing in life, which has a substantial and sustainable impact on the holistic betterment of society.
ALONG THE WAY
We are an ever-expanding group of ordinary South Africans with the drive to make a difference by using our feet for a great feat! Each year new groups of runners will take on this cross-country challenge, with 60 runners having taken part since the inaugural run in 2014. Along with the momentous support from our fellow countrymen and sponsors we have raised a total of R2 025 000 for MAD Leadership Foundation to date.
Two times the gees, two times the difference! Expanding to two teams, one from JHB and one from CT – these runners and supporters from across the country gave all they had to make a difference to their country!
Onward and upward: the passion and enthusiasm that these 12 young runners embodied in 2016 has breathed a tangible energy into the MAD2Run movement.
The year that manifested the success of the MAD2Run dream and entrenched the realisation that nothing is impossible!
An unrealistic dream was created from an unrelenting desire to make a difference in South Africa. The 12 runners and their support crew believed in their dream enough to make it a reality!
The forthcoming event will take place from the 23rd March – 30th March 2018 and finish with the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon on the 31st March 2018.
Applications for the MAD2Run Team ’18 are NOW CLOSED, as we have reached capacity! Thank you for your support!
AMOUNT RAISED IN 2018
WITH HELP FROM OUR 2018 SPONSORS
MAD2RUN TEAM 2018
MAD2CYCLE TEAM 2018
AMOUNT RAISED IN 2017
WITH HELP FROM OUR 2017 SPONSORS
MAD2RUN TEAM 2017
MAD2RUN TEAM 2016
MAD2RUN TEAM 2015
GONE RUNNING – COMING SOON
MAD2RUN TEAM 2014
BECOME A SPONSOR
MAKE A CONTRIBUTION
1 – DEVELOP A LEADER OF TOMORROW
Partner with MAD Leadership Foundation to develop the leaders of tomorrow. Sponsor a scholar who is focusing his/her tertiary education on a degree that would be beneficial to your organisation – and invest in a future employee. Find out more about our scholarship partners. Contact email@example.com if your corporation is interested.
2 – ATTEND A FUNDRAISING EVENT
Book a four ball at one of our fundraising golf days: Western Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, United Kingdom, and the United States of America; or cycle with MAD Leadership Foundation peloton at the next Cape Town Cycle Tour; or run with MAD Leadership Foundation through the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon. Find out more
5 – DONATE YOUR AIR MILES
Donate your Air Miles. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a frequent flyer.
6 – DONATE YOUR SECOND HAND CLOTHING
Donate your second hand clothing that’s still in a good condition: our scholars need your suits, formal wear, warm clothes and casual clothes. We need girls, boys and young adult clothing in all sizes. Contact email@example.com to organise a drop-off.
7 – OFFER VACATION WORK
Offer vacation work, internship or job placement opportunities to our scholars and help them start their careers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to offer a job placement to a future employee.
9 – DONATE TO OUR SCHOLAR WISH LIST
LEARNERS (Grade 7 – Grade 12): email@example.com
3. School shoes
4. Sports equipment
5. Computer courses
6. Assistance with transport to appointments /after school requirements
1. Clothing & Shoes – both casual and for professional attire
2. Kitchen appliances/utensils
3. Linen and bedding
4. Driver’s license classes
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MAD LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION SOUTH AFRICA
Cape Town (Head Office):
27 Willie van Schoor Road
Tyger Valley Chambers no. 3
Directions from N1:
Take the Durban Road/Willie van Schoor Drive off-ramp and turn north into Willie van Schoor Avenue (Tygervalley Centre’s direction).
Just after the traffic lights at the Town Lodge on your left is Tygervalley Chambers, turn left out of Willie van Schoor and follow the offramp to Tygervalley Chambers 3
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
You are about to join the movement to be the difference! Thanks to your support we will be able to continue our mission to create a brighter future for South Africa as we develop future leaders who will be catalysts for positive change.
If you have any queries regarding your donation please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org