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The Rotary GTR AKA The Greatest Train Race

A Charity road running (and this year cycling too) race set between the two coal towns of eMalahleni and Middelburg, open to young and old participants with the aim of raising funds for the less fortunate while we’re having fun!

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Our Sponsors

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NOTABLY ONE OF THE LARGEST CHARITY EVENTS OF ITS KIND IN THE COUNTRY, THE ROTARY GTR ANNUALLY SETS THE STAGE FOR UNLIMITED SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND COMMUNITY INVESTMENT.

There are number of varied sponsorship opportunities still available for small to large businesses as well as private individuals and organisations. The Race Committee would like to appeal to companies in the surrounding communities to seriously consider becoming partners in this worthwhile community venture.

For sponsorship information or general enquiries contact 086 11 TRAIN (87246) [OPTION 1] or e-mail: admin@gtr.co.za.

Become a Sponsor

NOTABLY ONE OF THE LARGEST CHARITY EVENTS OF ITS KIND IN THE COUNTRY, THE ROTARY GTR ANNUALLY SETS THE STAGE FOR UNLIMITED SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND COMMUNITY INVESTMENT.

There are number of varied sponsorship opportunities still available for small to large businesses as well as private individuals and organisations. The Race Committee would like to appeal to companies in the surrounding communities to seriously consider becoming partners in this worthwhile community venture.

For sponsorship information or general enquiries contact 086 11 TRAIN (87246) [OPTION 1] or e-mail: admin@gtr.co.za.

The GTR Beneficiaries

A VAST NUMBER OF COMMUNITY PROJECTS HAVE BENEFITED FROM THE RACE DURING THE PAST 30 YEARS. THE ROTARY GTR REMAINS A COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROJECT DRIVEN BY THE COMMUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY.

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2019 Beneficiaries

The proceeds of the 2019 event, with an overall value of R800 000, have and will be handed to amongst others the following beneficiaries:

Middelburg Care Village;

Children’s Weekend at Badplaas (a weekend organised for less fortunate children in our communities);

Sponsorship of less fortunate aged persons to a respite week at SWEMB (Badplaas);

Middelburg Marathon Club;

Motseosele High School food garden global grant project;

Rotary Clubs of Middelburg, Middelburg Cycad, Witbank and Warmbaths, Interact (youth) Clubs of Middelburg and Witbank, and Rotary Anns who will identify and support smaller identified community projects;

Johannes Kananda High School water borehole;

Mpumalanga Athletics – assistance to promising disadvantaged athletes with entry fees and clothing;

Containers-for-Education project final distributions and winding up of project – a vast number of school equipment and books received from Canada have been distributed to schools in our district and surrounds;

Run for a Cause

The race committee and Rotary Clubs additionally supports the ‘Run for a Cause’ initiative whereby race entrants can voluntarily sponsor any of 5 organisations from R50. To support any of them, simply select the charity of your choice when completing your online entry.

Get Involved

Notably one of the largest charity events of its kind in the country, the Rotary GTR annually sets the stage for unlimited sponsorship opportunities and community investment. There are number of varied sponsorship opportunities still available for small to large businesses as well as private individuals and organisations.

The Race Committee would like to appeal to companies in the surrounding communities to seriously consider becoming partners in this worthwhile community venture. For sponsorship information or general enquiries contact 086 11 TRAIN (87246) [OPTION 1] or e-mail: admin@gtr.co.za.

Community Impact of the GTR

What our beneficiaries had to say about the GTR contribution to their organisations.

THE 2020-21 RESIDENTIAL THEME

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Race Moments

FROM PREVIOUS YEARS OF GTR EVENTS

GTR News

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GTR 2019

By |June 4th, 2020|Categories: Yearly Race Feedback|

Saturday the 24th of August the Rotary GTR race sponsored by Glencore, took place for the 33rd year in a row. Since day one the goal of the GTR was to make a difference in our local community & still today that is the main goal of the Premier charity event in Mpumalanga. After the very cold weather experienced last year, everyone was wondering what Mother Nature will dish up this year. Mother Nature delivered with a beautiful day! With some changes made through the [...]