Rough & Tough Rally

By Rudi Bowe

As originally published in the Namib Times on the 24th of May 2019.

“Only one thing is better than competing in the annual Rough & Tough Rally and that is to have fun and raise funds for cancer.

The 2019 Rough and Tough rally started yesterday at the Tony Rust Race Track in Windhoek. 38 rally teams with 9 support vehicles and 120 people stood together in the fight against cancer. All participating vehicles are off-road ready and manufactured before 1990 and should be able to cover 1 000km. We are ready for the 2019 Rough & Tough Rally”, said Phillipie Baard, one of the organisers. The Rough & Tough Rally Is not only fun, but it is a major platform to raise funds annually in aid of the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN).

In 2018 around N$200 000 was raised and was contributed to the Cancer Association of Namibia. The event started at Windhoek’s Tony Rust Race Track where after everyone went towards Karibib where they overnighted at the Klippenberg Country Lodge. Today they drive past Usakos, have lunch at Spitzkoppe and sleep over at the Brandberg Rest Camp in Uis. Day three, participants head through the Omaruru River, pass Okombahe onto the D2315 where they will overnight at the Koedoeberg Lodge where the event ends with a price giving”.

The team at Goanikontes Oasis are proud to announce that they were able to raise about N$434 000 for cancer awareness.

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