News 12 Mar 2018

KTM Australia Adventure Rallye partners with RFDS

Fundraising initiative offers final chance to secure an Outback Run entry.

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KTM Australia has formed a community partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Central Operations in the lead-up to the 2018 KTM Australia Adventure Rallye: Outback Run.

Scheduled for 1-8 June in the Northern Territory, KTM Australia’s auctioning off the coveted ‘001’ rider entry complete with a position in the rally that will see all proceeds go to the RDFS.

Nationally, the RFDS performs 100 aeromedical evacuations every day and provides the finest emergency and primary health care to more than 280,000 Australians each year – that’s one person every two minutes. The RFDS relies on fundraising initiatives and donations from the community to purchase and medically-equip their aircraft.

With the event pre-sold, this is one final opportunity to join the outback epic. The auction will take place live online from Wednesday, 14 March, at 12:00pm AEST to Friday, 16 March, at 12:00pm AEST. Bidding starts from the standard entry fee of $2500.

Entries are open to all KTM adventure riders who meet the requirements of taking part in the KTM Australia Adventure Rallye. In addition, riders who are already entered can also bid, with their $2500 entry fee plus proceeds going towards the RFDS. In that case the first rider from the waiting list will gain a position.

A further fundraising initiative includes a process through the Everyday Hero website, in which riders are encouraged to create a profile and raise funds through their network of friends, family and colleagues, with all funds going towards helping keep the RFDS crews in the sky.