Race to Rugby World Cup

Three years ago, Ron Rutland and James Owens travelled across 23 countries from London to Tokyo, as they took part in the Race to RWC 2019, raising €123,696 for ChildFund Rugby. This amazing feat supported thousands of children and young people across Asia to learn valuable life skills, grow as leaders, and become role models in their communities. 

In 2022, an incredible cycling journey is powering on again. This time, Ron is teaming up with Adam Nunn, and they will cycle their way from Japan to New Zealand and France respectively, in celebration of Rugby World Cup 2021 and 2023 in support of ChildFund Rugby.

Race to Rugby World Cup 2021

On the 14 March, Ron Rutland and Adam Nunn departed Tokyo, Japan for the start of a 208 day, 16,500 km, and 14 country bicycle expedition, aiming to raise 200,000 USD for ChildFund Rugby, reaching New Zealand in time for Rugby World Cup 2021, playing in 2022. Rugby World Cup 2021 Worldwide Partner DHL and World Rugby are supporting this adventure, and ChildFund Rugby.

As the duo travel across countries, they will carry with them one of the most important items for RWC2021: the whistle that will launch the opening match between South Africa and France.

We are excited for this new edition of the epic Race to Rugby World Cup, and to be part of it again – a big thanks to Ron and Adam for their incredible efforts!

Visit the Race to RWCwebsite to learn more about the two adventurers, get updates about their journey, and to send in your support! We look forward to welcoming them along the way in ChildFund Rugby partnership countries!