Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022

Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022

Uniting To Support Africa’s Rangers

On 17th September, wildlife ranger teams united for the 2022 Wildlife Ranger Challenge, a half marathon taking place around the world with one goal: to raise money to support the men and women on the front line of Africa’s protected areas.

As well as raising money for front line conservation efforts, this pan-African sporting event aims to raise awareness of the increasingly diverse role of wildlife rangers at a time when resources are more thinly stretched than ever before.

Visit the Race Day page for highlights from the day and to see how the teams did.


Latest News

Thousands across Africa and around the world come together in pan-African half marathon to raise awareness of the role of wildlife rangers. Find out more

Log Your Time

Are you a public participant running #ForWildlifeRangers? If you’d like to appear on our leaderboard, you have until 30th September to log your time.

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Train Like A Ranger

For three weeks ahead of race day, ranger teams spanning the African continent competed in a series of mental and physical challenges, preparing for their 21km half marathon on 17 September.

Push-Up Challenge

The Push Up Challenge
Most push-ups in 2 minutes
30th August 2022

The Push Up Challenge was won by Frankfurt Zoological Society – Nsumbu National Park – DNPW-Nsumbu Team, Zambia – 258 (verified)

Sit-Up Challenge

Sit-Up Challenge
Most sit-ups in 2 minutes
5th September 2022

The Sit Up Challenge was won by African People & Wildlife – Tarangire National Park – Tarangire Ecosystem – APW Team A, Tanzania – 356 (verified)

Ranger Quiz

The Ranger Quiz
Test your ranger knowledge
12th September 2022

The Ranger Big Quiz Winners – Gondwana APU – 680,922 (verified)

Prizes for highest achieving ranger teams generously donated by Lady Holmes

The Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022

Supporting Protected Area Conservation

Ranger Teams
African countries represented
Rangers are employed by these organisations

Hectares of wild ecosystems will be better protected
Number of Livelihoods Indirectly Supported
Number of Endangered Species Better Protected

Organising Partners

Funding Partner

The Scheinberg Relief Fund, a philanthropic fund established by businessman and philanthropist Mark Scheinberg and his family, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, is the founding donor of the Wildlife Ranger Challenge

Institutional Partners



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