Where's Willie 2019: One man, one cause, one extreme adventure!

Imagine – an unassisted, back-to-back, cycling and running event, covering over 1000km, in 20 days!


Cape Town, South Africa – On Tuesday, 10 September, Willie Richards will embark on a solo, back-to-back, 6-day cycling, and 14- day running endurance adventure and cover more than 1300km in 20 days to raise awareness and funds for one of his favourite charities, African Tails.

The 2019 #WheresWillie Campaign is in its planning phases, but one thing is for sure, it will be gruesome, adventurous and daring.

This 50km per day challenge will be done without support. He will cycle alone, run alone and be responsible for carrying his food and water supplies, as well as a sleeping bag as he makes his way through tough terrain.

This unassisted six-day cycle from Stellenbosch to Plettenberg Bay will cover 700km and will include part of the Cape Cross route. So What? Let’s put this in perspective. The Cape Epic is an eight-day challenge over 624km. Willie will cycle 745km in six days.

Once in Plettenberg Bay, this One Man, One Cause endurance adventurer will start his 750km journey back on foot. This 14-day trip back home is almost equivalent to running the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon (56km) every day for 14 days.

Willie loves adventure and the great outdoors. Every year he carefully selects an adventure and partner it with an NPO, more specifically an Animal Welfare Organisation.

All funds raised will go towards the Dunoon Mass Sterilisation Campaign.

African Tails (NPO 063-755) was founded on the dusty streets of townships in Cape Town in 2006. Their key focus is to address the cause, rather than the symptoms of the dire state of many animals in Cape Town’s informal settlements. The only way of minimising animal abuse and neglect is by reducing the number of unwanted and stray animals. As a registered PBO, an 18A Tax Certificate to the value of your donation can be made available.

Where's Willie 2019: One man, one cause, one extreme adventure!

Did you know? One unsterilized female dog and her unsterilized litters, over six years, can produce 67,000 unwanted puppies.

Since they started, African Tails:

  • Sterilised over 14,400 cats and dogs
  • Fed a minimum of 10,100 animals
  • Offered medical treatments and new homes to more than 4,000 animals

For more info, or to follow his journey click here.

Sources: Where’s Willy 
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