For Rangers Ultra
A wild footrace in the home of long-distance running.
Travel through multiple conservancies teaming with wildlife and support the brave rangers who protect them. A 230km race split into 5 stages crossing five wildlife conservancies each of which has its own characteristic terrain from verdant grasslands to forest; the playground of East Africa’s iconic wildlife.
In April 2019, the ForRangers founders, Sam Taylor and Peter Newland headed to Nepal to put the ForRangers flag on the summit of the worlds highest peak – Mt Everest. This was a result of months of training and preparation, including summiting Mt Blanc and 8,000m peak Mt Manaslu in the Himalayas.
Like all great adventures, there were highs and lows, but ultimately the goal was achieved and a ForRangers flag was successfully placed on the top of the world.
Take a read below of an honest and humorous account of their achievement.
The For Rangers team raise money by taking part in (and encouraging others to take part in) extreme events around the world and soliciting philanthropic support.
These events included ultra-marathons in extreme environments, such as the Marathon des Sables and the Jungle Ultra, kayaking the Yukon, horse riding across Mongolia and cycling the length of Africa.
Jungle Ultra - Peru
5 marathons in 5 days; the race started at 10,500ft in the Andes and saw runners drop into the heart of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. Temperatures reached up to 40°C, and humidity levels got to almost 100%. With 70 river crossings, brutal terrain and unpredictable weather conditions, this 230km self-supported footrace is understandably considered one of most gruelling races on earth.
Marathon des Sables – Morocco
A gruelling six-day, 250km multi-stage adventure race through a formidable landscape in one of the world's most inhospitable climates, the Sahara desert. You must be fully self-sufficient, carrying on your back everything except water that you need to survive. You are given a place in a tent to sleep at night, but all other equipment and food must be carried.
The Mongol Derby
The race extends 1,000 km through the Mongolian Steppe and is known as the world's longest horse race. Along the course of the race, riders have the option to stay with local nomads or camp out. In 2010, the Mongol Derby achieved the Guinness World Record title of the longest multi-horse race.
Cycling for Rangers
An 8,000km cycle from Johannesburg to Nairobi fundraising for Anti-Poaching Rangers, while telling their stories on the ground through a feature documentary film.
The documentary will create a platform for those on the frontline of Africa's war with poaching to be heard. The film will give an honest account of the challenges that Rangers face on a daily basis and highlight the areas where we can support their efforts.
Follow their adventure here
Kayaking for Conservation is a private initiative to raise funds and awareness for the conservation of Rhino and Elephant in Kenya. The Yukon 1000 is the first mission with hopefully many more to come. All of the donations for this expedition race will be donated to For Rangers and their group of associated conservation trusts.