Ross the Rooster guns for a Guinness World Record for the SPCA

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Ross ‘The Rooster’ Dold is going all out to break a Guinness World record – by running the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in a chicken costume.

Not only is the animal-loving civil engineer taking on the race to raise funds for the Cape of Good Hope SPCA’s Mobile Clinics, but the organisation’s mobile clinic operators themselves will be running in the Sanlam Peace Run to raise funds for their work.

Ross the Rooster was also recently ‘treated’ by the clinics for a minor injury and declared fit to race – the plucky bird being only one of nearly 17 500 animals attended to by the mobile clinics over the past year.

“Ross is also generously sharing his sponsors’ prizes with people who support his efforts by donating,” said Natasha Johannes, Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser at the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.

“This means that anyone who helps Ross achieve his fundraising goal could win a fabulous prize – including luxury accommodation – just by doing good.”

The official Guinness World Record that Ross is aiming to break on 16 October is ‘Fastest Marathon Dressed as a Bird.’

With his custom-made costume weighing in at 4.6kgs, Dold is clearly not chicken to tackle the 42.2km race in aid of animals. Asked why he chose to support the SPCA’s mobile clinics, Dold praised the unit’s work in underprivileged communities.

“They do amazing work for domestic animals and wildlife, and are a team close to my heart,” he said.

Ross Dold is an animal lover on a mission! No ordinary runner, he has decided he will be attempting to break a Guinness World record while running in a chicken costume in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon.

In a letter to his supporters, Ross says:

Good morning

Remember – you’re already in the mix! 

The three winners will have a little “head-to-head” to determine who gets which prize.

Your support (and patience with my campaigns) means more than you know! 

Cheers

Ross 

UPDATE!

Ross has raised R50 042.20 exceeding his original target of R25 000

The SPCA is encouraging runners who already have entries to run for Team SPCA – not necessarily dressed as chickens. For more information, contact awareness@spca-ct.co.za or Natasha on 021 700 4155.

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