Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Uniting To Support Africa’s Rangers

On Saturday 16th September 2023, wildlife ranger teams united for the 2023 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 2022 highlights from the day and to see how the teams did.

The sense of community and comradeship demonstrated by the many rangers from across Africa participating in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge has created a united front for wildlife and the people who live and work to protect it.  Mark your calendars, as come 16th September 2023, we urge you to join our dedicated rangers as they take part in the challenge to champion their work. #ForWildlifeRangers.

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

Train Like A Ranger

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 16th September 2023.

Ranger Quiz

The Ranger Quiz
Testing ranger knowledge
5th June 2023

Canine Challenge

Canine Challenge
Working with man’s best friend
3rd July 2023

Push-Up Challenge

The Push Up Challenge
Most push-ups in 2 minutes
7th August 2023

Sit-Up Challenge

Sit-Up Challenge
Most sit-ups in 2 minutes
4th September 2023

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



Elephant Platinum

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

EJF Philanthropies Sponsor Logo

Lion Gold

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

Land Rover Sponsor Logo
NinetyOne Sponsor Logo

Rhino Silver

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

Nick Maughan Foundation Sponsor Logo
Hannah Shergold Sponsor Logo