’s Tyson Jopson will be the official Put Foot blogger
, tasked with providing regular commentary via social media platforms, and raising money for Project Rhino and the Put Foot Foundation. R280 000 has already been collected ahead of the dawn departure on 20 June.
The foundation’s efforts will see the 60 participating crews take part in a ‘shoe drop’ at Senkobo Basic School in Livingstone, Zambia, where they will provide 405 schoolchildren with a pair of new, leather school shoes.
Rally organisers Mountainshak Adventures have also earmarked Project Rhino KwaZulu Natal as beneficiaries of this year’s event.
The Put Foot Rally, now in its second year, sees participants depart from Johannesburg or Cape Town on 20 June, experiencing the cultures, languages and traditions of Africa as they follow a route of their choice – in any vehicle of their choice – and head for checkpoints at Namibia’s Etosha Park, Zambia’s Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe’s Kariba Dam and Malawi’s Lake Malawi, before finally finishing in Mozambique on 6 July.