Rather than just tell the story – the For Rangers teams hope that by taking part in some of the hardest, most challenging endurance events on the planet, they can draw attention not only to the plight of Africa’s wildlife and the poaching crisis but importantly, the hardships and dangers the rangers are exposed to in trying to protect our wildlife. And in doing so, raise funds that go directly to rangers’ welfare.
The For Rangers team consists of individuals from Kenya, Tanzania, UK, and as far away as New Zealand. So far they have taken part in some of the world’s toughest ultra-marathons: The Marathon des Sables in Morocco, The Jungle Ultra in Peru, Fire & Ice in Iceland, as well as numerous marathons, half marathons and Tough Mudders. A team has completed the Yukon 1,000 – a 10-day 1000-mile kayak down the Yukon River and another has endured a similar distance over ten days in the Mongolian Derby. To date over $200,000 has been raised – every cent of which goes to the needs of the Rangers on the frontline of protecting wildlife in Africa.