Wild Women CHINA

“Go Scared. Go Shaking. Just Go.” – Martha Beck


“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”- Maya Angelou

2019 was the 1st edition of the China Wild Women on the Wall adventure. Lucille van der Merwe, one of the founders of WWOTR, moved to China with her family in 2017, where she met up with a wonderful local hiking guide, Jun Deng, in 2018. This is when the dream of establishing Wild Women in China and running along the majestic Great Wall began.

The inaugural China event in 2019 saw 24 ladies from 12 different countries and cultures join together to embark on the adventure. They ran, climbed and hiked many kilometers of tough and very mountainous terrain on the Great Wall.

Wild Women on the Wall has continued to attract like-minded women to join the adventure on an annual basis.



As with the South African sisterhood, we select local beneficiaries close to our hearts specifically focusing on children.

All fundraising is processed through the volunteer social enterprise Roundabout. All sponsorship received is donated to selected children’s welfare and education charities that fall under the Roundabout umbrella.

20% of all international funds are transferred back to the “mother ship” WWOTR, to distribute to the chosen WW charities in South Africa.


All funds raised through WWOTW are donated directly to selected community projects supporting women and children in rural China and South Africa. We are able to provide official FAPIAO’s through Roundabout and China Charities Aid for Children.

This offers a wonderful opportunity for businesses of all sizes to make a difference through their donation.  Private individuals are also welcome to make a donation through any participating Wild Women.

Each Wild Woman is required to ‘pay her own way’ – none of the sponsorship money is used to fund runners. Every donation, irrespective of value, makes a direct difference in the lives of beneficiary children.


Lucille Van Der Merwearluvdm@gmail.com