Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022

Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022

Uniting To Support Africa’s Rangers

On 17 September, wildlife ranger teams will unite 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.

Find out more about last year’s Challenge and our winning teams.

Latest News

Ahead of World Ranger Day on Sunday 31st July, over 100 ranger teams from 15 African countries are gearing up for the 2022 Wildlife Ranger Challenge, a multi-million dollar fundraising initiative, culminating in a 21km half marathon on Saturday 17th September.
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Show Your Support

Support Africa’s wildlife by running in solidarity with wildlife rangers on 17th September 2022.

You can show you’re #ForWildlifeRangers and make a difference to the future of Africa’s wildlife and those who live alongside it. On 17 September 2022, lace up your shoes and run, jog or walk 5km, 10km or 21km in tandem with more than 100 ranger teams across the continent:


Train Like A Ranger

For three weeks ahead of race day, ranger teams spanning the African continent will compete 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

Sit-Up Challenge

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

Ranger Quiz

The Ranger Quiz
Test your ranger knowledge
12th September 2022

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 Directly 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



Become a Sponsor

Elephant Platinum

Above $100,000 USD
(above £80,000)
to support hundreds of wildlife rangers

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Lion Gold

$50,000 to $99,900 USD
(£40,000 to £80,000)
to support 200 or more wildlife rangers

Land Rover Sponsor Logo

Rhino Silver

$25,000 to $49,900 USD
(£20,000 to £40,000)
to support dozens of wildlife rangers

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