Train Like A Ranger

Train Like A Ranger

Can You Train Like A Wildlife Ranger?

Wildlife rangers spend up to 18 hours a day in the bush, monitoring wildlife, tracking poachers and supporting communities. This gruelling work is undertaken across vast landscapes, requiring rangers to be in peak physical shape.

To prepare for the Wildlife Ranger Challenge 21km race, our ranger teams will be participating in two physical challenges and seeing how many push-ups and sit-ups they can complete as a team in two minutes.

Push-ups and sit-ups will have to be completed with perfect form in order to count towards their total. Andrew Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of the Game Rangers’ Association of Africa, has demonstrated what perfect form should look like in the following videos.

Push-Up Challenge

Push-Up Challenge

Most push-ups in 2 minutes
30th August 2022

Watch the video demonstration.

View the 2022 Final Push-Up results.

Sit-Up Challenge

Sit-Up Challenge

Most sit-ups in 2 minutes
5th September 2022

Watch the video demonstration.

View the 2022 Final Sit-Up results.

Prizes for highest achieving ranger teams generously donated by Lady Holmes

2021 Winners

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

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

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

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

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Get Involved

Take the press up and sit up challenges to see if you’ve got what it takes to train like a wildlife ranger.

The 2022 push up challenge kicks off on Tuesday 30th August and our sit up challenge starts on Monday 5th September.

Share your attempt at either challenge on social media with the hashtag #TrainLikeARanger, see how you compare to our ranger teams and donate to support their work.