Run with Rangers. Race for Wildlife.
On September 17th 2022, thousands of participants ran and walked #ForWildlifeRangers. Whether covering 5km, 10km or 21km, Wildlife Ranger Challenge supporters all over the world have made a huge difference to those on the front line of conservation in Africa.
The Top 3 Teams are:
The Top 3 Female Teams are:
The full leaderboard from the 2022 Wildlife Ranger Challenge can be found here
View the gallery of all Ranger Teams that took part in the Wildlife Ranger Teams 2022
Check out the map below to see where in Africa all of our Wildlife Ranger Teams ran.
The Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022
Race Day Highlights
Wildlife Ranger Challenge All Stars
In a world-first, the event witnessed an elite team of four wildlife rangers come together from across three African countries to complete the Challenge, in a show of pan-African camaraderie and teamwork.
The team completed the gruelling half marathon Challenge whilst carrying 22kg (10kg for women’s teams) – a weight equivalent to an average fully packed check-in suitcase.
The team, comprised of some of the strongest athletes from previous years’ challenges took on the race in Kasane, Botswana as part of this year’s African Ranger Congress. Clifford Sakala from Conservation South Luangwa in Zambia, George Kamasiai from Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, Jackson Lopeyok from Lion Landscapes Loisaba in Kenya and Tendee Masangusi from African People and Wildlife Tanzania competed as a team to try and set the Fastest Known Time title. Conditions were harsh and the team showed a phenomenal level of camaraderie and resilience over the 21km. The Fastest Known Time title, however remains for the taking next year.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Conservation South Luangwa
African People & Wildlife
Your Conservation Impact
Train Like A Ranger
Throughout August and September 2022, ranger teams spanning the African continent united to compete in a series of mental and physical challenges in preparation for their 21km half marathon on September 17th. Winning teams came from Zambia, Tanzania and South Africa.
The Wildlife Ranger Push Up Challenge was won by Frankfurt Zoological Society – Nsumbu National Park – DNPW-Nsumbu Team, Zambia – 258 (verified)
The Wildlife Ranger Sit Up Challenge was won by African People & Wildlife – Tarangire National Park – Tarangire Ecosystem – APW Team A, Tanzania – 356 (verified)
The Wildlife Ranger Quiz Winners – Gondwana APU – 680,922 (verified)