Your heart


The Make A Difference “MAD” team challenges you to be the difference. Join the movement!


Until the MAD2Run Team 2023 embark on their adventure

Welcome to


MAD2Run 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).

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 running from Johannesburg to Cape Town in just one week!

We are proud to support the

Make A Difference (MAD) 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 MAD2Run 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

R6.7 million

for the MAD Leadership Foundation

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

The entire 36 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.

Join the 2023 MAD2Run Team

Applications for MAD2RUN 2023, open at 00:00 on the 1st of December 2022 & close at 00:00 on the 28th of February 2023.

We’ll keep you posted so stay tuned!

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