Tokyo To AucklAND

Follow Ron and Adam as they currently cycle 16,500km to RWC 2021 to raise funds for ChildFund Rugby.
Our goal
$200 000
Days to go
May 27, 2022
Total KM cycled

5648 of 16 500


Ron Rutland

South African ‘working adventurer’ Ron Rutland is no stranger to extreme expeditions, having spent almost 40 months of the last 8 years criss-crossing the globe on bike and foot.

In 2013, after numerous attempts at settling into the corporate world, the former very average rugby player and failed entrepreneur sold up, and left Cape Town to embark on a world-first unsupported solo bicycle journey through every country in Africa.

This 27-month journey ended at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, and completely changed Ron’s life.

Fast forward to 2019, and Ron continued this RWC odyssey by cycling from London to Tokyo for the tournament in Japan, and along with riding partner James Owens, not only delivered the match whistle for the opening game, but also raised $150,000 for ChildFund Pass It Back, the tournament’s official charity.

Adam Nunn

Born and raised in Pretoria, Adam gained most of his mischievous characteristics in the boarding house at Pretoria Boys High. After high school Adam attended Stellenbosch University where he studied Management Accounting.

After graduating he decided to take a year off to teach children how to surf in the USA.

He then went on to work in the sports division at a tech firm, where he mainly focused on the Tour de France and Team Qhubeka. This is where his love for cycling was born.  

Adam gained valuable experience in the sports industry, which not only helped him learn invaluable skills for the digital ecosystem of app development, but also understanding where content is best stored and consumed in the industry.

Following his career at the tech firm, Adam took a new venture by joining a content production company, where it was inevitable upon meeting Ron that Adam would join him on the epic adventure that is RaceToRWC.

Where are they going?

Click on a country to view a list of donors who have donated to this cause.

the legs

Race To RWC 2015
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Race To RWC 2019
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The Prologue
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Race To RWC 2023
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Singapore Fundraiser

May 29, 2022

A Race to Rugby World Cup fundraising event in Singapore for ChildFund Rugby, where Adam and Ron look forward to sharing a few stories from the road and enjoying an evening with friends old and new.

Sydney Fundraiser

September 9, 2022

Full details of this exciting evening for ChildFund Rugby, our key fundraising event of the RaceToRWC 2021, including exact date and venue, to be announced in mid-July 2022.

Auckland Arrival Function

October 7, 2022

Exact details to be confirmed in due course, but expect an opportunity to join Ron and Adam for a few km's on the road, and a suitable celebratory fundraising function for their arrival into Auckland for the start of the Rugby World Cup.

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Want to discuss sponsorship, arrange a fundraising event, book us for a talk, or join us for a few days on the road?Please drop our base-camp manager Kathrin a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
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