Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022

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.

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Race Day Results

RANGER 21KM RESULTS

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PUBLIC 5KM
CHALLENGE

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PUBLIC 10KM CHALLENGE

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PUBLIC 21KM CHALLENGE

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The Top 3 Teams are:

Frankfurt Zoological Society -Nsumbu National Park - DNPW-NSUMBU Team
African People & Wildlife - Tarangire National Park - Tarangire Ecosystem - APW Team B
Lion Landscapes - Ol Maisor Ranch - Ol Maisor Team

The Top 3 Female Teams are:

Frankfurt Zoological Society – Nsumbu National Park – Women’s Team-Nsumbu – Zambia
Conservation South Luangwa – South Luangwa National Park – South Luangwa Atsikana Team – Zambia
Transfrontier Africa – Olifants West Nature Reserve Team – South Africa

Race Day Highlights

GashakaGumtiNationalPark-TeamB
WRC 22 Lewa
WRC Uganda Conservation Foundation – Murchison Falls National Park
African People & Wildlife – Tarangire National Park
Honeyguide Foundation Tanzania

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.

Wildlife Ranger Challenge All Stars

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.

George Kamasiai
George Kamasiai

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Kenya

Jackson Lopeyok
Jackson Lopeyok

Loisaba/Lion Landscapes
Kenya

Clifford Sakala
Clifford Sakala

Conservation South Luangwa
Zambia

Tendee Masangusi
Tendee Masangusi

African People & Wildlife
Tanzania

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.

Frankfurt Zoological Society – Nsumbu National Park – DNPW-Nsumbu Team, Zambia – 258 (verified)

The Push Up Challenge was won by Frankfurt Zoological Society – Nsumbu National Park – DNPW-Nsumbu Team, Zambia – 258 (verified)

African People & Wildlife – Tarangire National Park – Tarangire Ecosystem – APW Team A, Tanzania – 356 (verified)

The Sit Up Challenge was won by African People & Wildlife – Tarangire National Park – Tarangire Ecosystem – APW Team A, Tanzania – 356 (verified)

The Ranger Big Quiz Winners – Gondwana APU – 680,922 (verified)

Media enquiries

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