Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Uniting To Support Africa’s Rangers

Check out all the action from the 2023 event on our Race Day Hub.

The Wildlife Ranger Challenge is the world’s largest celebration of solidarity, support and fundraising for the ranger profession. More than 100 teams of rangers spanning the African continent competed in a series of challenges through June-September, culminating in a coordinated 21km race across their respective protected areas on 16th September 2023.

A global campaign #ForWildlifeRangers created a united front for conservation, driving donations to secure vital funding and connecting virtual race participants around the world to run in tandem with Africa’s biodiversity guardians. 

WRC23 Race Day Galleries

Please share your photos and videos with us on social media with #ForWildlifeRangers to join the worldwide conversation.

Race Day Results






Ranger Teams

Support and encourage the registered Ranger Teams participating across Africa in 2023.

Push-Up Challenge

Donate directly to our ranger fund. Every donation will make a real difference to the working lives of thousands of rangers across Africa.

Latest News

Share your efforts in the run and mini-challenges, follow the latest news, join the conversation and speak up for wildlife protectors with #ForWildlifeRangers on social media.

Train Like A Ranger

Wildlife rangers are required to stay at the top of their physical and mental game. Their vital work takes them into challenging environments and conditions. For their safety and wellbeing rangers train to keep in peak physical shape.

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 16th September 2023.

Why not take on the Mini Challenges yourself and see how you match up?

Ranger Quiz

Wildlife Ranger Quiz
Testing Ranger Knowledge
5th – 11th June (Ranger Teams)
Until 16th September for Public

Canine Challenge

Wildlife Ranger K9 Challenge
Working with man’s best friend
3rd-7th July (Ranger Teams)
Until 16th September for Public

WRC23 PushUp Challenge

Wildlife Ranger Pushup Challenge
Most push-ups in 2 minutes
7th – 11th August (Ranger Teams)
Until 16th September for Public

Sit-Up Challenge

Wildlife Ranger Situp Challenge
Most sit-ups in 2 minutes
4th – 8th September (Ranger Teams)
Until 16th September for Public

Your Conservation Impact


Number of countries since inception

Wildlife Ranger Challenge Map of African Countries
Rangers supported since inception
Average Number Endangered Species protected yearly
Number of organisations that have participated since inception
Funds Invested since inception
Average Number of Hectares Protected Yearly
Average number of people benefitting yearly

Organising Partners

Natural State Logo

Funding Partners

Scheinberg Relief Fund Logo

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

The Thin Green Line Logo
International Ranger Federation Logo
Working Dogs in Conservation

Make sure you’re following us on social media @Tusk_org to follow the action live. Join in with #ForWildlifeRangers and we’ll share your photos, videos and experiences with the rest of the global virtual Wildlife Ranger Challenge community.  Enjoy the day!