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MAD2Adventures exists to create a unique and adventurous platform for fundraising. It is an opportunity to be a part of an inspiring cross-country journey to raise funds of the Make A Difference Leadership Foundation (MAD)

MAD2Adventures hosts two annual cross-country events, MAD2Run and MAD2Ride. This adventure-for-a-cause was initiated in 2012, when a group of friends decided that it was time to be proactive and make a positive contribution to their much-loved country, South Africa. This team of ordinary South Africans set themselves an extra-ordinary challenge – to use their feet for a great feat – and run 1500km across South Africa, for South Africa.

Now we are an ever-expanding group of ordinary South Africans with the drive to make a difference by not only running, but also riding from Johannesburg to Cape Town in just one week!

We are proud to support the

Make A Difference Leadership Foundation

In the MAD Leadership Foundation, a great cause was found to put all of these efforts behind. The team was immediately moved by the inspiring work of this great education and leadership-focused organisation. 

There exists a shared vision and passion between the MAD Leadership Foundation and ourselves, in that we believe education to be the best way of improving one’s standing in life, which has a substantial and sustainable impact on the holistic betterment of society.

This adventure-for-a-cause is called MAD2Adventures and is founded on the belief that each person is called to be an active citizen and “make a difference” wherever they are. The only requirement? A big heart and a willingness to be a little MAD!

We have to date raised almost

R6.7 million

for the MAD Leadership Foundation

MAD2Ride is an extreme mental and physical challenge, as the journey itself is a 16000km long ride from Johannesburg to Cape Town, all within 8 days.

2021 will be the fifth MAD2Ride tour and unfortunately due to COVID-19 has been detoured to take place between the 8th and 15th October 2021. If this wasn’t MAD enough – this is a journey unlike any other cycle tour in that each cyclist is required to bring both a road and mountain bike along, as with each day comes a new terrain; and in each day the peloton will ride an average of 188km each day.

MAD2Run is a 24hr relay run from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

The entire 44 person team is sectioned into two crews of six runners, per running shift, of which each shift covers 80km. There are a lot of intricate logistics involved that make this 24hr relay challenging yet manageable, but as a fundamental running requirement, each runner is expected to run a minimum of 20km per day/140km in the week.

Welcome to a

Culture that puts others first

Having started our first MAD2Run voyage in 2014, MAD2 has to date raised almost R5,5M for MAD – and the more money we are able to raise each year, allows for more MAD scholars to join the programme! MAD is a holistic and comprehensive education programme that financially and emotionally supports each scholar in achieving academic and leadership excellence.

It is palpable how motivated this group of young individuals are to start leading SA – and MAD2Adventures is a part of helping them to achieve their goals and dreams of becoming active citizens who take ownership of South Africa.

We are using our feet for a great feat!! Join our journey, join the movement!!


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You can't deny the

adventurous spirit and

the courage it takes

to achieve such feats

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