Brandberg Rhino Run and cycle Tour 2016 indeed bigger and better

The past weekend marked yet another very successful Brandberg Rhino Run and Cycle Tour, held in aid of Save the Rhino Trust.

The initiative was first introduced in 2015 by Riana and Nico Scholtz. Since the Brandberg Rhino Run and Cycle tour has grown tremendously and is proving to be a popular sporting and fundraising event. The 2016 event saw more than double the entries of the previous year. In total there were 264 participants. The event was held in the small settlement Uis, which was abuzz with activity from Friday (10 June), as supporters, cyclists and runners arrived at a steady pace to set themselves up and prepare for an early morning kick-off on Saturday at the Tsibeb Campsite. Throughout the weekend, spirits were high and the organisers received fantastic support, especially through Friday night’s auction, where a substantial amount of money was raised. The 26 Kilometre Run was won by Erich Goeieman from Walvis Bay. His brother, Albertus, was the first to cross the finish line in the 13 Kilometre run. Save the Rhino Trust would like to thank everyone, from Riana and Nico Scholtz, our donors, supporters, and marathon enthusiasts, to the Uis Community and everyone that made this weekend possible through their hard work, dedication and genuine interest in helping us protect this ancient species, the desert-adapted black rhino. With support such as yours, we are inspired to work harder and do everything in our power in preserving the black rhino long into the future. Thank you Namibia!

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