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
September 29, 2022
Total KM cycled

16226 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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Sydney Fundraiser

September 9, 2022

Join Ron & Adam for an exciting and inspirational afternoon at the ChildFund Rugby Lunch, where you will have a unique opportunity to come together with members of Australia’s Rugby network and other like-minded supporters within the ChildFund Australia community.

Auckland Arrival Cycle

October 7, 2022

Exact details to be confirmed in due course, but here is an opportunity to join Ron & Adam for the last few km's on the road before delivering the whistle to Eden Park for the start of the Rugby World Cup.

Auckland Fundraising Dinner

November 3, 2022

ChildFund New Zealand is hosting a Gala Dinner on Thursday 3rd of November. The evening is a celebration of women’s rugby ahead of the Rugby World Cup semi-finals weekend, highlighting how the funds raised will support rugby for social impact work. The evening will include a three course dinner accompanied by drinks, a live & silent auction as well as Ron & Adam sharing a few stories from the road. Tickets on sale soon!

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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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