Wildlife Ranger Challenge

Wildlife Ranger Challenge

Uniting To Support Africa’s Rangers

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

A global campaign #ForWildlifeRangers creates 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.

The 2024 Wildlife Ranger Challenge Race Day is confirmed to take place on Saturday 21st September.

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

Get Involved

Join In

Register your support for rangers by signing up here.

Ranger Teams

Support and encourage the registered Ranger Teams participating across Africa in 2024.

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 21st September 2024.

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

Ranger Quiz

Wildlife Ranger Quiz
Testing Ranger Knowledge
10th – 16th June (Ranger Teams)

Time Trial

Wildlife Ranger Time Trial
2.4km Timed Run without weight
15th-19th July (Ranger Teams)

WRC23 PushUp Challenge

Wildlife Ranger Pushup Challenge
Most push-ups in 2 minutes
7th – 11th August (Ranger Teams)

Sit-Up Challenge

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

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

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

Natural State Logo
The Thin Green Line Logo
International Ranger Federation Logo


Elephant Platinum

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

EJF Philanthropies Sponsor Logo
EJF Philanthropies Sponsor Logo

Lion Gold

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

Rhino Silver

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

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Logo

Make sure you’re following us on social media @Tusk_org to follow the action and keep up to date on 2024 dates. Join in with #ForWildlifeRangers and we’ll share your photos, videos and experiences with the rest of the global virtual Wildlife Ranger Challenge community.