DONATE OR DOTWATCH?

The run is now over but donation can still be made.

Well done to the team (David, Johan, Thabang and Emmanuel) as well as all the people that joined along the route, on a tremendous effort.



Pick me, pick me. We’re forever grateful that you’ve made it this far.
Now help our guys help Childline by clicking one of these good-looking links.
There are several ways to pay and you’ll be seriously BAKGAT.

If you love watching paint dry or kettles boil, this option is for you.
Track our guys here. It’s signal-dependent so bear with us if nothing is happening.
Or it may just be that they’ve found a Castle en-route.

HELP US RAISE R250 000 FOR CHILDLINE

R111 200 to date

A BUCK A KAY 4 KIDS

R500

+ Free BAKGAT T-shirt

BUY DAVID A CASE OF BEER

R120

He’s had enough beer so he’ll give the money to Childline.
And he may even buy you a beer.

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The story behind the crazy run

It helps that the guys are a bit crazy, but there’s method in their madness. The run starts on 16 August 2019 from the original Pirates Club in Kimberley formed in 1884 all the way to Pirates Club Greenside a mere 500 kilometres away, where they’ll be welcomed 10 days later on 25 August. As loyal Pirates members the run is to pay homage to their club and its rich history, but also to raise money for a worthy cause. Every step they take is in aid of Childline, a truly worthwhile non-profit who works collectively to protect all children from violence and to help create a culture of children’s rights in South Africa.

About Johan

Johan runs a lot, smiles a lot and wears funky glasses. This run is a walk in the park for someone like Johan who runs around a track for 24 hours. In fact Johan is pretty much always in the running for the Pirate who clocks up the most kays per year.

About Thabang

Thabang is quick, really quick. Don’t let the quiet demeanour of this Comrades silver-medallist fool you. His history on track was the perfect foundation for burning up the tar and becoming part of the Pirates Road Running Development Programme. Try and keep up.

About Emmanuel

With his infectious laugh and never-ending smile Emmanuel is just as famous within Pirates as his infamous dreads. Ex soccer
player and getting-faster-by-the-day runner, Emmanuel is also part of the Development Programme and proof that there’s life after football.

About David

David has done some pretty crazy runs himself and promises not to swear if he’s on radio. He’s a pretty fast downhill runner, note Jo’burg is uphill from Kimberley. David is the current Pirates Road Running chair and adds an infectuous ‘gees' to the tradition of this great club.

“… AND I WOULD WALK 500 MORE”

A big thank you to Life Green Group for the vehicle and driver support on route.