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THE COLIN RUSHMERE MEMORIAL CHALLENGE

On Saturday, 30 March 2019, Rushmere Noach Incorporated held the first Colin Rushmere Memorial Challenge, in recognition of the contribution to our firm by the late Colin Rushmere - a founder of Rushmere Noach in 1933, and to support and raise awareness of the Kariega Foundation.

The “Save the Rhino” project of the Kariega Foundation forms part of the legacy of the late Colin Rushmere and that of the Rushmere family who own Kariega Game Reserve and manage the Kariega Foundation. 

The Kariega Foundation is a non-profit trust concerned with the upliftment of the local community, sustainable wildlife management and conservation; with a special focus on the “Save the Rhino” project, all of which are causes close to the hearts of all at Rushmere Noach.  For more information on the Kariega Foundation, the Kariega Game Reserve, the “Save the Rhino” project and the wonderful work they do, visit their website at www.kariega.co.za

This year, the second Colin Rushmere Memorial Challenge will take place on 14 March 2020 at Crossways.

This is a fun family event enjoyed by all last year, which offers options for the fit and the not-so-fit in different non-timed events, being:

  • a 30 km mountain bike ride starting at 08h30;
  • a 15 km mountain bike ride starting at 09h00;
  • a 10 km trail run starting at 09h05; and
  • a 5 km trail run/walk starting at 09h10.

Registration tables will be open from 08h00 to 08h45.

All routes are hosted on the scenic 3 Rivers Trails at Crossways.  Registration and post-event festivities are hosted at the popular Crossways Country Kitchen where all routes start and finish.  Post-event hospitality includes a Bedoin-style tent with live music, a variety of delicious food to buy, craft beer and gin on tap, and supervised entertainment for children.  Both cash and credit card facilities will be available.

Rushmere Noach is most grateful for the generosity of last year's sponsors who will again be involved to ensure well-stocked water tables, amazing lucky draws and raffle prizes galore! 

The event is FREE and, after a successful inaugural event with positive feedback, it has become an annual fixture on the Rushmere Noach social calendar as well as several Port Elizabeth sporting calendars.  We have no doubt that the event will continue to grow.

To enter, please click here:

To get involved as a sponsor, please contact Hanlie at hanliew@rushmere.co.za