Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2021

For a second year in a row, over 1,000 supporters from 82 countries ran in solidarity with 2,000 Wildlife Rangers across 24 countries in Africa, securing over $2.8 Million USD in donations, with a match from the Scheinberg Relief Fund.

Together, we supported over 8,000 rangers across 24 countries in Africa, as well as 45 endangered species such as elephants, pangolins, rhinos, and lions, and 302,684 km2 of ecosystem.

Race Day Winners

After weeks of training, the Tarangire Ecosystem Teams A & B from Tanzania, finished the 21km course in just 1 hour and 52 minutes.

See the full 2021 results here.

African People & Wildlife

Tarangire Ecosystem Team A & B
Tanzania
Official Time: 01:52:16

Game Rangers Association of Africa

Old Oyo National Park Team
Nigeria
Official Time: 02:07:05

Conservation South Luangwa
South Luangwa QRF Team
Zambia
Official Time: 02:08:19

Race Day Highlights

Run with Rangers. Race for Wildlife.

On September 18th 2021, thousands of individuals ran and walked #ForWildlifeRangers. Whether covering 5km, 10km or 21 km, Wildlife Ranger Challenge supporters made a huge difference to those on the front line of conservation in Africa.

Train Like A Ranger

Throughout August 2021, ranger teams spanning the African continent united to compete in a series of mental and physical challenges, preparing for their 21km half marathon on September 18th. The winning teams were from Mozambique, South Africa, and Tanzania.

Push-Up Challenge Winners - Oceans Without Borders Marine Rangers - Benguerra Dugong Team Mozambique

The Push Up Challenge was won by the Ocean Without Borders team from Benguerra, Mozambique

Quiz Winners - Transfrontier Africa - Ekuthuleni Conservancy Team South Africa

The Ranger Quiz was won by Ekuthuleni Nature Reserve in South Africa

Sit-Up Challenge Winners - African People & Wildlife - Tarangire Ecosystem Team B Tanzania

The Sit Up Challenge was won by Tarangire B Team in Tanzania

Organizations Supported

Protected area management organizations have received early emergency funding from the Ranger Fund.

View full list of organizations supported in 2021.

View full list of organizations supported in 2020.

2021 Organizing Partners

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.

2021 Sponsors

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 


2021 Collaborating Partners