After battling hoards of people and aggressive traffic, we jogged into Dar Es Salaam today with high spirits, knowing today was the last run of this epic adventure. At approximately 10am (midnight Victoria time), we arrived at Dar’s Coco beach, ran through a makeshift finish line, hugged everyone in sight, and dove into the warm Indian Ocean!!!

Thank you to everyone for supporting us in this crazy adventure. We’re thrilled to be done!!
-Erin, Patrick & Reuben

ps. We’ll be home at 18.55, Thursday, August 28.


43 Responses to “SEE-THEM-DONE”

  1. Janice & Ernette Says:


  2. Yay!!!!!!!!! I’m amazed with your stamina, I could never have done something like you’ve done. You are all truly, in the most perfect sense, amazing! Giving up 5+ months of your life for something so vital, education, is not something that most people do. And to top it all off, you’re so young! I can’t wait to see you all when you get back!

  3. Frank Slabbert Says:

    Well done team! I must congratulate you on this mammoth effort. I seriously doubt whether any such ruin has been attempted before.

    You are to be commended for what you have achieved.

    Enjoy your stay in Tanzania and have a very happy homecoming party when you arrive back at your home base.

  4. Susan Beiderwieden Says:

    Whoa Nellie!!!
    Whoppie !!!!
    Way to go!!!!
    Now you get to play…
    Happy 4th Anniversary Drew & Anna!

    Love Me

  5. Scott McKay Says:

    You have done it!!!! Congratulations on your unique and incredible feat of endurance and pure determination-not to mention danger, exhaustion, discomfort and other obstacles that we non-marathoners have no clue about.
    We are very proud of all you have endured in accomplishing your goal. May you greatly enjoy your well-earned rest and your days left in Africa. Félicitations à tous!

  6. jennifer and james Says:

    Congratulations on your huge achievement. Wow!!!!!!!!!

    Way to go. Take some well earned days to relax and reflect on everything you just finished. Put those tired feet up!!
    Can’t wait to see you on Thursday.
    big hugs, Heather

  8. Adam Scheuer Says:

    Wow! Congratulations and then some! Incredible!

  9. I didn’t cry until I saw the pictures.

  10. Lisa Powell Says:

    Yay! Way to go, troopers. I never had a doubt that you’d finish, all three of you. So proud :). I’ll do my best to make it out to the airport on Thursday.

  11. Congratulations! You made it!

  12. sandra brandsma Says:

    Amazing, inspiring and crazy. Congratulations!!!!

    Sandra B

  13. Andrea Hofmeyr & GH/OB Health unit Says:

    Unbelievably amazing you all are!! Very moving to see the picture of Erin, Reuben and Patrick in the Indian Ocean – what a feat to all of you! Enjoy your time left in Africa – how the children there will benefit from what you’ve accomplished! Many blessings to all of you, Andrea H.

  14. Laura Struch Says:

    Congratulations to you all!

    Thank you for making us a part of your amazing journey.

    Looking forward to seeing you on home turf soon, Reuben… maybe we can meet up for a run? haha. Kidding, Kidding. 🙂

    You have made us all so very proud.

    Enjoy some much deserved relaxation time,


  15. Natalie Randall Says:


    So proud, excited, overwhelmed… wow. So proud.

    Enjoy every minute of recovery, celebration, love and hugs you get. Wish I could be there to see you home.

    Lots of love from the East Coast

  16. Soooo amazing….. congratulations 🙂

  17. Charles Hachtmann Says:

    Congratulations!!! What an amazing feat! You guys rock! Wish I could have been there to see ya’ll cross the “finish line”!

  18. Charmaine, Don and gang Says:

    Per ardua ad have aimed high and by grit, determination, mind, body and spirit you have succeeded! Praise God! Super congratulations to the entire See-Them -Run team on reaching the goal. We are celebrating with you from Victoria.

  19. Kathy Roberts Says:

    Congratulations Team! What an incredible adventure, to say the least. But more importantly, what an astounding contribution you’ve made. All three of you are to be commended! And Patrick, I’m very proud of you, along with WCI. Be sure to come by soon, next time you’re home.

  20. Marion Kingma Says:

    Congratulations and Well Done! Enjoy your days of R&R in the beautiful country of Africa. See you soon!

  21. Oma and Opa Jentink Says:

    Hiep Hiep Hoera.
    That is what we said when we saw the pictures, and read your story.
    What an achievement.
    Oma and I celebrated this event with you by going to Sylvan Lake for the day, the water was not salt but warm and the temp was 35 deg C.

    We are very thankful for your safe arrival , praise God.

    Have a good relaxing week and give everyone a big hug from us.
    Love you all.

  22. Sarah Luettgen Says:

    Yay!!!! Congrats on such an amazing achievement and adventure 🙂

  23. Sue Calder Says:

    Hi you Guys

    I am so happy to see you guys coooling off in the ocean. What a wonderful feat that you have accomplished. I also know that you could not have done it without the great support that you had in Anna, Drew, Sid and David.
    Blessings on you all as you relax enjoy the ocean and reflect on you journey.
    Take Care
    Sue Calder and family

  24. Mike Coey Says:


    Congratulations team on an impressive accomplishment!

    We are proud of you all and inspired by your determination and athleticism.

    Rest your weary bodies now and relish in the realization of your dreams!

    Best Regards,

    Mike & Elisha

  25. Jessica Van Doesburg Says:


    We are all so proud of you. I imagine you are sad, yet glad to be done.

    Love, Jessica

  26. Whooo wooooo!!!! Way to go guys!! You did it. Be proud. You have done something no one else has and did it for a great cause…the children. It may be the end of this run but knowing you guys its only the beginning of the journey. Keep up the great work and when things settle give me an update. Get home safe and please take it easy for a bit before you start again. You deserve it!!

  27. Diane Mann Says:

    To the See-Them-Run team, Words don’t adequately express what you guys have accomplished. What a priviledge to follow along on your journey. You all deserve gold!! The pictures made me well up with tears, as you have accomplished your goal. You are an amazing group of people, unselfish, motivated, creative, determined and loveable. May you enjoy a much deserved rest. Well done you good and faithful servants. The people who walk (or run) with God always get to their destination. Enjoy the rest of your time, and happy home coming.

  28. Anna Pater Says:

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Amazing!!!!!!!!!!! God is good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so looking forward to seeing you and hearing all your stories. I’ll bet all of you could write a book! Enjoy your time left in Africa! Safe travels for the trip home.!!!

  29. Stacey Brandsma Says:

    We are all so happy for you guys! Can’t wait to see you!

  30. Kristin Ryper Says:

    Congratulations on the finish what an amazing journey you all have been on I am sure your pictures and words can barely explain what you have gone thru….
    You are all so amazing!
    God Bless


    Congratulations on a journey well run. Be proud when you tell your story.

  32. Excellent!

  33. Amazing! What vision you have to come up with a personal challenge like this…and to succeed! Wow!!!!!
    It seems so surreal that you guys are finished already, but probably even more surreal for the team. A big congratulations and lots of hugs from us in Victoria!


  34. Can’t wait to have you back!

    Looking forward to seeing my brother!

  35. Nicole Worsfold Says:

    Congratulations! Truly awe inspiring what you have done. Looking forward to hearing about it in person!

    Lots of Love,
    Ryan, Nicole,Sabine and Liam

  36. Er, and the Gang,
    I have said this over and over again, but you are all incredible people, and I am so proud of your vision and what you have accomplished. May God continue to bless this project and your lives because of your willingness to go along with His crazy plan for this project.
    Rach and I are in Bolivia now, but if we were home we would for sure be welcoming you back at the airport.
    Stay in touch Erin…

  37. Faculty of Education UVIC Says:

    Congrats to all of you! We heard you on CBC yesterday still sounding chipper and upbeat!

    You are all truly, truly amazing! Bravo!

    Faculty of Education
    University of Victoria

  38. tim and lois lampard Says:

    You are all amazing! we are so proud of you and the accomplishment of running that very great distance! God has answered our prayers in every way concerning your journey across Africa…He is so Good ! Enjoy your rest!….tim and lois

  39. hi,
    well done! i reached yesterday cape town!! it was great fun to join you for one day.
    bye Benni from Germany (the man with the tandem)

  40. Marieke & Nathaniel Says:

    Well done!!!
    An amazing achievement and its been great watching you guys in the past months crossing Africa!
    You guys look great in the pictures!

    Enjoy the vacation!

    Groetjes, Marieke and Nathaniel

  41. Thank you for inspiring each and every one of us who have been following your most amazing journey. We loved the web site and especially the video clips. Thank you for sharing and allowing us to be a part of your challenge. To run across Africa did sound rather crazy, very extraordinary, in fact, it’s gotta be a first. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” and “With God, all things are possible”. No doubt about it. I have a feeling that you will have more amazing plans in the future. We look forward to seeing you arrive at the airport.
    Love from the Websters.

  42. Brenda Kalynchuk Says:

    Reuben, Erin and See Them Run crew,
    Wow, you guys are truly awe inspiring! You have not only dreamed up an amazing journey, you have made it come alive. Well done and may your quest be rewarded with the peace and rest you deserve. I look forward to seeing you and hearing all of your stories. Reuben, a feast of your choosing awaits you when you arrive home.

  43. the ensings Says:

    Congratulations Team!
    Excellent job, and we wait for your return back home!


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