Join the 2021 Wildlife Ranger Challenge

Thousands of Africa’s Wildlife Ranges are running wild from June to September, joining the Wildlife Ranger Challenge – a series of physical and mental challenges culminating in a 21km virtual race on September 18th 2021.  The dream is to win – the goal is to come together to preserve wildlife in the savanna, jungles and beaches across Africa. There are three ways to join. You can register to join the virtual race, donate to the fund or donate to your favorite protected area. All donations will be matched by the Scheinberg Relief Fund.

Now is the time to go the extra mile—it’s time to race to support Wildlife Rangers.

Step 1: Register to Run

Register to walk or run virtually with thousands of Wildlife Rangers from across Africa, Eliud Kipchoge, Gold Medalist in the Tokyo Olympics men's marathon and Alexander Dreymond, star of Netflix’s The Last Kingdom.

Run with Rangers. Race for Wildlife.


On September 18th run or walk virtually alongside thousands of rangers from 20 African countries.

Each dollar raised and step taken will be a leap toward bringing rangers back to pre Covid-19 capacity.  Run with Rangers, Race for Wildlife today.

How It Works

Register for the challenge

Support with a £25 Suggested Donation

On September 18th, Run the Race and Log Your Time

North Luangwa Conservation Programme

North Luangwa Conservation Programme

Painted Dog Conservation

Painted Dog Conservation

Step 2: Train Like A Ranger

Throughout August 2021, over 150 ranger teams spanning the African continent will unite to compete in a series of mental and physical challenges, preparing for their 21km running race on September 18th. Train like a Ranger and take part in the series of mental and physical challenges to see if you have what it takes to be a Wildlife Ranger.

Step 3: Success! You have Joined the Largest Ranger-led Challenge

You have joined thousands of Wildlife Rangers who are coming together in the largest Wildlife Ranger-led fundraising campaign of 2021. If you haven't already, we hope that you will take a moment to donate to the fund or donate to your favorite protected area. All donations will be matched by the Scheinberg Relief Fund.


Founding Donor

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.

Organizing Partners


Elephant Platinum

$100,000 USD and Above (£75,000 and Above) to Support Hundreds of Wildlife Rangers 

Lion Gold

$50,000 – $99,000 USD and Above (£35,000 – £74,900) to Support 200 or More Wildlife Rangers