Rattrace 2013/2014


Dear All

To those of you who attended this year’s race, a huge thank you for coming and taking part in our annual event. Everybody seemed to agree that the new and improved route, while challenging, was a huge success

Thanks to your generosity we raised a record total of R152 000  which included the entry fees, corporate sponsorship, auction and fines collected but, as we always say, the RattRace is not only about the money we raise. It is an annual celebration of David’s life and his contribution to the Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift communities and it is the one day in the David Rattray Foundation calendar when the fund-raising effort is visible in the community itself. It is also a great excuse for a gang of friends to get together and have a good ol’ party. For these reasons, it is an important tradition and we are delighted to have seen so many old and new faces for this year’s race.

Please note that the RattRace 2014 is the weekend of the 18 July with the ride on the Saturday as usual, so please block off that weekend in your diary now and let us know how many rooms you want.

To those of you who didn’t attend the 2013 RattRace, to my immense regret I am again obliged to penalise you, although, as on previous occasions, we have decided that if you book for next year’s race, you will have the option of having the amount of this fine returned to you as a discount on your entry fee for 2013.

The fine for non-attendance by previous attendees is, as usual, R500 per couple and it may be paid into the David Rattray Foundation bank account as follows:
Standard Bank,
Ladysmith Branch no 057725.
Account number 060148330.
Please use your surname as a reference.

Many thanks for your support in the past and again now. We very much hope to see you next year. More details will follow through the year.

See you there – for more aching muscles, emptying pockets and, above all, good company and fine food! The more the merrier …

All the best

Chris Harvie

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