We’ve moved

The new site of the The Charity Chase 2013, driven by Hollard, can be found at www.charitychase.co.za. Next event is the 9th of November 2013. Entries are open! Get moving.

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Amazing Race for Charity, OUT.

The Next Race

Hi guys… 

The next event is confirmed for the 9th of November 2013 at the Baron in Fredman as we finally have an amazing sponsor in Hollard and Pay as you Drive… See the connection? Good. 

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For those who know, we are undertaking a name change to the Charity Chase and we will open entries as soon as the new logo is up and ready…

In the meantime, go like us on Facebook to keep up to date… http://www.facebook.com/charitychasejoburg

Peace.

What you need to know, for everyone in race 10.

Well it’s finally here. Years of preparation has led us to the point where we have our final Amazing Race. It’s going to be emotional. It’s your chance to remain the defending champions for life. DBK. Don’t be Kak. We are all ready to rock and roll this side. I trust your teams are all in order and the outfits are going to make the streets of America on the 31st of October look more average than a Grade 1 production of Lion King.

Don’t wear this.

There are some things everyone needs to know. And not just the meaning of life:

  1. You are all awesome for taking part and supporting the rhinos and in particular, wildlifeactfund.org. And obviously the day will be amazing too and you’ll have loads of fun.
  2. NB NB NB NB NB. THIS IS WHAT YOU CANNOT NOT KNOW. EVERY TEAM MEMBER NEEDS TO BRING A HELIUM BALLOON TO REGISTRATION. EVERY TEAM MEMBER! SO IF YOU HAVE A TEAM OF 4, THAT’S 4 HELIUM BALLOONS. TEAM OF 5, 5 BALLOONS. I SUGGEST A PRE-RACE BREAKFAST AT SPUR.
  3. If you haven’t seen yet, the times did change to allow us to watch Pat Lambie tear up the English rugby team. Registration STARTS at 11:00. Getting there before 11 won’t hurt. The race kicks off at EXACTLY 12:00. Hopefully we will try have cut-off by 16:00 but if everyone is taking a little longer than that then we may extend the race slightly. It is therefore imperative we have contact with everyone. To ensure you know what’s going on during the race, get one person in your team to follow me for the day on twitter, @deanoelsch. Twitter hashtag for the race is #arfc10 if you want to tweet. I will let everyone know if the deadline stands or if we extend the race. We aim to have the first 10 teams at least in before 16:00. If there is no extension of the time, prize giving will be at 16:10 to try fit it in before the rugby.
  4. After the rugby I have a personal challenge to try achieve. Baron Sandton’s Saturday night record turnover was set during the British Lions tour to SA a couple years ago. The previous Amazing Race’s occupy 2nd and 3rd spot during the after parties.  Tomorrow night’s after party will be massive. There is no question of that. How massive? Well that’s up to you. Invite all your mates, even those stragglers who aren’t doing the race. Baron Sandton gives R20,000 to charity for us hosting the event there so they are legends worthy of support. I am going to make a side bet with them that if we beat the record they need to donate more!
  5. You first clue tomorrow means everyone needs to be somewhere by 12:45, don’t miss that! The rest is in your own order.
  6. At registration, only the driver needs to come register please to avoid hectic stampedes. There is an indemnity form you need to fill out that includes your team name as your registered and your team name you finally decide on for the race.
  7. If you have further sponsorship money, please hand it in at the start of the race (no cheques accepted, this isn’t 1997) and enter your extra funds and the sponsors names on your registration form so we can judge the weeena.
  8. It may rain. We don’t care. Hurricane Tracy (that’s the one after Sandy) could hit and we would still do this thing.
  9. For those who haven’t done this before. Laptops are almost essential. Laptops with 3g or a wifi network built on the roof of your car, absolutely essential. Unless you have one of those smart phone things (like those will ever catch on).
  10. What else do you need to know? Ummm. Fill up your car, carry some cash, bring your A game. The clues are not easy. If you fail to plan you plan to be kak. Don’t be kak. DBK.
  11. Drivers, NO DRINKING. Plenty of time to drink afterwards. See point 4.
  12. Have fun and don’t do anything stupid unless we’ve told you to.

Good talk.

PS. #shamelessselfpromotion. The race is proudly brought to you by Halo Advertising. Like our page for daily doses of awesome: http://www.facebook.com/halolife

TIME CHANGE

IMPORTANT TO NOTE!!!!!

Due to the fact the Boks are playing England on the 24th at 16:30 (what kind of time is that) we have to make the race slightly easier/shorter and start earlier. Please notice the following time changes:

  • Registration: 11:00-12:00
  • Race starts: 12:00
  • Cut-off: 16:00 (if you haven’t finished, head back to Baron)
  • Prize giving: 16:10
  • Rugby: 16:30

So, it all comes down to this.

Well hello.

After the epic disappointment of the T20 Cricket World Cup, mommies having unbearably low stock of salmon at Woolies cos of the truck strike and just because we have to say we’re from the same country as Julius Malema, South Africa desperately needs something to lift it’s spirits. So we’ve obliged.

Something to go AAARRGGGGHHHIIIIJJJJUUUUU about.

We have opened entries for our 10th (and quite possibly last “aaaaaaahhhhh”) Amazing Race for Charity. It feels like we’ve known each other very well over the years. In fact, if we were married, for our 10th anniversary, you would have to give us Tin or Aluminium as a gift. I can’t imagine any decent gift made from Tin or Aluminium so please don’t. I digress, back to the point.

So it’s number 10. Double figures. More than Richard Levi’s average.

Just ignore that second 0

Since 2006 we have seen some epic moments (*goes to fetch a tissue). We’ve seen tyre changes, paint balling, parachuting, Driefontein Farm House, bloggers posting, twitter hashtagging, MTN bike park broken wrists, arrests, radio djs, beer pong, naked dudes, Thriller dance offs, pillow fights, flash mobs, crossword puzzles, sudokus, 10 pin bowling, lotto tickets and horse races, lego men, toy soldiers, Avatar, the Stigs, Gary the Toothfairy and monkeys to name a few.…

It’s going to be emotional.

On Saturday the 24th of November, at the Baron on Fredman, we are going out with a massive, mad, crazy, take your kit-off-bang. We have 160 team spots available for this race, the last race and obviously we want to be remembered for the good stuff. Like Ghandi and Steve Jobs. So we’re changing the world with this race. It’s the one you DO NOT WANT TO MISS unlike the Springboks vs All Blacks on Saturday which I quite frankly wish I was more drunk for. So, mosey on over to the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/amazingraceforcharity, and like it for more info.

What on earth are you waiting for? Copy this into an email and forward on to people in your circle of awesomeness otherwise a pack of wild monkey pigs will infest your fertility!

Good talk.

2012 ENTRIES OPEN

Read the rules on the top right corner of this page before entering and knowing WTF you’re getting yourselves into…
ENTRIES ARE OPEN UNTIL FRIDAY, 23rd NOVEMBER, at MIDNIGHT. GO.
  • Date: 24 November 2012
  • Venue: Baron Sandton Time: 12:30
  • Prize giving: 18:30 After party: 19:00 – LATE.
  • Team: 4 or 5 people, female driver.
  • Cost: R1000 per team; R2500 per corporate team.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO ENTER?

Pay R1000 (private team) or R2500 (corporate team) into the following account:

  • Halo Advertising
  • Standard Bank Acc: 252319796
  • Branch: Sandton, 5th Street Branch code: 019205
  • REFERENCE: Amazing Race; Your team name.

In case you missed that last point: REFERENCE: AMAZING RACE; YOUR TEAM NAME

You got it? Good ;-)

Then, save the proof of payment.

Email, your proof of payment and the following details to dean@brandhalo.co.za:

TEAM NAME (think about this, there is a prize for best name):

DRIVER (must be female):
EMAIL ADDRESS:

TEAM MATE 1:
EMAIL ADDRESS:

TEAM MATE 2:
EMAIL ADDRESS:

TEAM MATE 3:
EMAIL ADDRESS:

TEAM MATE 4 (optional):
EMAIL ADDRESS:

That is all… Check out the rules page on this here site to see more info.

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Race photos

All pics of the race and all info for future races can be found on the Facebook page… Like it to keep up to date with future events…

Peace.

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