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100 Miles to Nowhere

100 Miles to Nowhere

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The “100 Miles to Nowhere” is an international fundraising event, raising funds for cancer research/care.

This event took place from 4 and 5 June – all over the world. The object of the ‘race’ is to go ….Nowhere.  

Our local event (and the first and only one in South Africa) started on 5 June 2011at 4h30 and was completed at 15h00.

The ‘going nowhere’ of the event is based on the founder of who had to nurse his terminally ill wife and look after their 4 children. Being an avid cyclist the only time he had to cycle was from 2am to 4am every morning on his indoor trainer, thus cycling but going Nowhere

Lauren, together with a group of cycling friends completed a 40km circuit on the beach front (8 x 5km), then a 40km loop in Hillcrest (25 x 1.6km) and another 40km loop in a cul-de-sac (100 x 400m), followed lastly by 40km on indoor trainers on a veranda.

As the day progressed it got tougher and tougher.  Going around a cul-de-sac 100 times is mind numbing though the indoor trainer section was by far the most taxing on all participants.  Having done 120km already the idea seemed easy – our bodies did not tend to agree!!  But true to form Lauren went the distance with a big smile on her face and completed the gruelling journey to nowhere at 15h00.

A hot shower and very welcome meal afterwards got the spirits flying even higher and it was a once in a lifetime moment for every single one of us. 

Was it very tough?  Heck yes!!

Will we do it again next year?  Without a shadow of a doubt!!


  • Jun 16, 2011 - R 100.00
  • "Doubling up, so go for it!" - Zoe-Life

  • Jun 14, 2011 - R 50.00
  • "Good Luck Lauren!" - Zoe-Life

  • Jun 09, 2011 - R 800.00
  • "Donations & Fudge Sales" - Fudge/Friends/Family

  • Jun 05, 2011 - R 1 000.00
  • "We like the way you mooooooove" - Pete, Claire, James & Matt

  • Jun 04, 2011 - R 500.00
  • "Very Very Proud Of You; Lolly! xx" - Dad

  • Jun 01, 2011 - R 100.00
  • "You're achieving what many haven't!!! " - Mark Elferink

  • May 29, 2011 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Pop :):)" - Nicky + family (vermonti's):)

  • May 23, 2011 - R 100.00
  • "Behind you all the way!! " - Marilyn

  • May 23, 2011 - R 150.00
  • "Wonderful cause Lauren - 100 miles here we come!" - Corrie Thom

  • May 23, 2011 - R 150.00
  • "So proud of you my fairy - you are amazing!!" - Mimzy..

  • May 20, 2011 - R 200.00
  • "Best wishes" - Liz Marnewick

  • May 20, 2011 - R 200.00
  • "You go girl!" - Laura and Johan

  • May 20, 2011 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck Lauren and great initiative." - Ian Jones

  • May 20, 2011 - R 100.00
  • "Well done! You are an inspiration!" - Michelle Wilson

  • May 20, 2011 - R 100.00
  • "Keep up the good work. " - Zurika Untiedt

  • May 19, 2011 - R 100.00
  • "160k's at 20km/h makes a long day ... bring iPod" - Richard Mark

  • May 19, 2011 - R 100.00
  • "Going nowhere slowly" - Andrew Bell

  • May 17, 2011 - R 200.00
  • "100miles, lets do it!" - Rose Owen

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Donations to date

R 4 250.00

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00

CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation

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CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA is the only organisation in South Africa that provides comprehensive countrywide support for children with cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders, and their families. CHOC has a head office in Johannesburg, six regional offices, two branches, and 12 accommodation facilities close to treatment centres. CHOC relies heavily on corporate sponsors, donations from groups or individuals wanting to make a difference in the lives of these little ones.

Their comprehensive support improves the welfare and quality of care of children with cancer and offers families a wide range of psychosocial services and practical support such as counselling, free accommodation, free transport and transport fund to ensure that no child abandons treatment due to the family not affording transport costs, food parcels as they recognise the financial difficulties families often face and parent to parent support groups. CHOC also plays a leading advocacy role and promotes early detection to save lives nationally.