A community-driven event benefitting the local schools and charities along the route.
sani2c’s started in 2005 as a fundraiser for Lynford, a small farm school in Ixopo. As the event grew more community members, schools and charities, living in close proximity to the route, were offered the opportunity to add value to the race by helping with the many logistical operations incurred by an event of this magnitude.
From bike washing to water tables, it is a way for these communities to raise money and work together for fun for their worthy organizations.
Today there is a total of 13 communities and 23 schools, charities and environmental groups that benefit from your riding the event. For most this is their biggest fund raiser of the year.
Over the years the following has been distributed to the various beneficiaries that work at sani2c:
Further to this, an estimated R5 million is spent by entrants purely on accommodation (pre and post the events) in the Underberg and Scottburgh areas alone. KwaZulu-Natal tourism estimates that sani2c generates over R50 million for the region and a further R9 million is generated for the country by international competitors.
In addition, the building of permanent race villages has created job opportunities for the neighbouring rural people in an area where employment is desperately needed. In many cases, locals have been upskilled and employed as builders, tilers, carpenters and plumbers.