The Hope Hike and Hope Bike

The Hope Hike and Hope Bike, held in October, World Mental Health Awareness Month, is an annual initiative by the Ithemba Foundation. The aim of this event is to raise awareness around depression. By taking part you help raise funds for research into clinical depression and also help break the silence.



Depression is not about “feeling down” and will not disappear by “just pulling yourself together”. It is an illness, and as with other medical conditions, it requires treatment. As with other illnesses, awareness campaigns should also help to break the silence around mental illnesses. YOU can make a dierence by joining us on the HOPE HIKE and the HOPE BIKE and wear something blue to show you care. Funds raised go towards the Ithemba Foundation (ithemba means hope) to support research about depression.

October is the World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Awareness Month and 10 October is World Mental Health Day. Raise awareness around mental health, specically depression – the illness without a face – by wearing a depression awareness ribbon. The colour of the ribbon is sky-blue – the colour of optimism, peace, positivity, tranquillity, calmness, of HOPE. Beaded “Sky-blue for Hope” ribbons can be ordered at R30 each from Ithemba’s website (, with your full R30 going towards research about depression.


Entry Fee:
Trail Run/Walk
10km – R100
5km – R60
3km – R40
Children u/12 – R40

MTB Fun Ride
25km – R100

Registration: 06h30 – 08h00

Starting Times:

Trail Run/Walk
10km – 08h00
5km – 08h30
3km – 08h40