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Roelf's Three Peaks Challenge

Roelf's Three Peaks Challenge

Personal message

This year I will be participating in the Three Peaks Challenge, a mountain running trail of some 50km which involves ascending the three major peaks above Cape Town, namely Devils Peak, Table Mountain and Lions Head.

I have decided to dedicate my race to raising awareness and funds for an amazing NGO called Mamelani Projects.  Mamelani is a registered NPO that runs a  Youth Development Programme that works specifically with young people who have grown up in a Children’s Home.

To make your donation process a bit more interesting you must guess my final time. So for a donation of R50 you can take a bet on my exact finishing time. The one that gets the closests wins one of my latest mycelium sculptures. Click on the yellow donate button then add your quess in the short message section. 

Some info to make your guessing a bit easier:

Date: 7 Nov, 5am
Distance:
50km
Elevation Gain: 2660m
Cut-Off Time: 14h
Race Record Time: 4:50:21
My fitness level: Moderate 
My previuos ultra marathon time (2010): 9h

More info on the Mamelani Projects:

When they turn 18, they are forced to move on from the system. Many of these young people are not ready for this transition and without adequate support, after years of stability, they struggle to cope with this new reality. Aside from needing emotional support, many of these young people need to be supported to stay in school, attend skills training programmes and find meaningful work. Mamelani's programme helps them to remain focused, motivated and move forward in their lives.  Please could you support me on my challenge to help youth reach new heights.

Below is a message from Mzukiseni, one of the participants that Mamelani has supported, about what he values about the programme:

“When I joined the programme I asked myself what will I achieve. Where will I be at the end of the process – and I am where I wanted to be now. I am prepared for an interview – to talk to anyone, my communication skills are stronger and I gained a lot of confidence over these last few months. I appreciated the support I got from you guys – I like the fact that you challenge us sometimes, put us in critical situations where we have to choose a way to go forward or choose to run away from the challenge – these are the things we are going to face out there. I have learned that if you run away, the challenge doesn’t go away – you have to face it. Each time we come here for the camp, my highlight is jumping off that rock – it’s like letting go of something, making a new start – and each time I go higher”

Donations

  • Nov 09, 2015 - R 40.00
  • "Baie Dankie Phillip!" - Philip

  • Nov 09, 2015 - R 300.00
  • "Baie Dankie Van Zyl jy rock!" - Van Zyl

  • Nov 08, 2015 - R 450.00
  • "10h15min" - christiaan smit

  • Nov 07, 2015 - R 102.50
  • "Sub 11 hours! Go Roelfff!!!" - Leanne Fourie

  • Nov 05, 2015 - R 110.00
  • "Go for it Roelf!" - Francois en Mardeleine

  • Nov 05, 2015 - R 110.00
  • "Lekker Roelf - 8h35min" - Jannes

  • Nov 04, 2015 - R 205.00
  • "Go, Roelf! I'll factor a beer break on Long Street into my guess...12:30!" - Morgan

  • Nov 04, 2015 - R 51.25
  • "May the (gale) force be with you (from behind). So 9ure sal genoeg wees." - Wiam

  • Nov 04, 2015 - R 110.00
  • "Go Roelf! 10hrs 20mins" - MJ Swart

  • Nov 04, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Go go faster!!" - Sarah Stanton

  • Nov 04, 2015 - R 205.00
  • "Go Roelf! Ek dink jy gaan dit stadig vat en klaar maak in 10 ure en 45 minute. Moenie te vroeg peak op jou peak challenge nie" - Marie-Louise

  • Nov 04, 2015 - R 772.46
  • "Succes Roelf! Mop: 10flat, Pien: 9:45 10sec" - Mop en Pien

  • Nov 02, 2015 - R 51.25
  • "I have a friend and his name is Barneby. He ventures into zones of so called danger. I would say that you are venturing into a similar zone with a degree of danger involved, you bad ass. Do it well." - Jeff Jefjeff

  • Nov 01, 2015 - R 717.50
  • "Rustig Rustig 11 uur 55 min" - Oupa

  • Oct 30, 2015 - R 50.00
  • "Rather you than me on this one, I'll keep my toes in the water" - NSRI Buddy

  • Oct 30, 2015 - R 102.50
  • "Nefie, jy maak my trots!! 9:24 weet jy kan!" - Lise JvV

  • Oct 30, 2015 - USD $ 72.44
  • "Go Daling!! 08h15" - Anonymous

  • Oct 30, 2015 - R 51.25
  • "8:53 - go for it!" - Kirst Bohle

  • Oct 29, 2015 - R 512.50
  • "Happy to support Roelf, who is such a big part of our artsINSIDEOUT team!" - Dick Scanlan

  • Oct 29, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Ek sal aan jou dink - geniet elke oomblik" - Rhona

  • Oct 29, 2015 - R 102.50
  • "8h30" - Riaan Niezen

  • Oct 29, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Lekker Roelf! (9h20min)" - Ignus

  • Oct 29, 2015 - R 512.50
  • "Peak net op die regte Peak! Jy sal nog regop wees na 9ure 55min en 30sek." - Annine

  • Oct 29, 2015 - R 512.50
  • "Moenie peak op eerste peak" - Tshabalala

  • Oct 28, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Ek wag met bier aan die einde! 10:15" - Dumbell

  • Oct 28, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Run fast. Live fearless. 9.50 hours" - Vonnie

  • Oct 28, 2015 - R 102.50
  • "Gooi hom 11:30h" - Christiaan

  • Oct 27, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Go go go!!" - Andri

  • Oct 26, 2015 - R 512.50
  • "gogo go 8h44m" - dirk

  • Oct 26, 2015 - R 51.25
  • "you go mate! nice cause... run like hell, climb like a baboon" - Jan-Marten Daling

  • Oct 26, 2015 - R 102.50
  • "Kap hom Roelfus! 5h50m" - AJ

  • Oct 26, 2015 - R 51.25
  • "9hr 31m & 11hr 14min " - DieBurger

  • Oct 26, 2015 - R 51.25
  • "Maak 'n lekker ding Sproelf..!" - DieBurger

  • Oct 26, 2015 - R 51.25
  • "8h45min" - DaniĆ«l Kotze

  • Oct 26, 2015 - R 51.25
  • "My guess is a finishing time of 8h20 - Go Roelf!!!" - Deon Bonthuys

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 7 642.49

Fundraising target

R 6 000.00
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Mamelani works with people to increase their sense of agency and ability to improve their own lives. We work with young people coming out of state care through our Youth Development Programme and with women through our Health Education Programme.

To set up your own fundraising page for Mamelani Projects click here