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FOR ALL WALKS OF LIFE: The Quads 4 Quads event aims to raise funds for the QuadPara Association of South Africa as riders take part in a national fun race across South Africa.

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Nearly 800 off-road enthusiasts, including several quadriplegic riders on adapted quads, will take part in the ninth Quads 4 Quads event in South Africa.

This could certainly be applied to the men and women taking part in the Quads 4 Quads event coming up in September this year.

Nearly 800 off-road enthusiasts, including several quadriplegic riders on adapted quads, will take part in the ninth Quads 4 Quads (Q4Q) event in South Africa.

The event aims to raise funds and awareness for quadriplegics and paraplegics in SA.

SUPPORT FOR QUADS

The Q4Q event was started in 2003 by a small off-road adventure business called Family Adventures, run by Glenn Foley and Corinne Andrews. The pair chose QASA (QuadPara Association of South Africa) as the beneficiary of the fundraising ride.

Ari Seirlis, CEO of QASA, as well as other well-known quadriplegics including Phil Case, the financial director of Dial a Nerd, will be participating in this year’s event.

Seirlis will participate in his seventh event in September 2012. He will be riding an adapted Polaris RZR Side by Side buggy, while Case will ride his “Delores” RZR SxS, modified to be ridden by a quadriplegic.

Cedric Mkhize, former Sharks rugby player, will make his début at Q4Q in 2012 as well as former national off-road motorcycle competitor, Jarrod Blackman.

The first stage begins on September 27, as riders tackle a route from Johannesburg to Durban as the journey runs through three provinces.

The "Down Run" ends at Cane Cutters in Ballito on September 30.

The return ride starts on October 4 and finishes at Carnival City on October 7. Each rider will completes 250km a day.

The Q4Q is not a race, but a family ride which encourages everyone to get involved. The event represents the spirit of QASA and quadriplegics everywhere by their firm belief that having a physical disability does not affect their ability to endure in extreme conditions.

For more information click here or email Glenn Foley.


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