The Wildlife Ranger Challenge Race Day Hub 2021

Step 1: Check Out the Race Day Schedule
Step 2: Take Part in the Challenge

Lace-up your shoes and take part in the 5km, 10km, or 21km virtual race. Snap a photo when you start. Then show our rangers you are #ForWildlifeRangers by posting a photo of your run or time.

Step 3: Log Your Time

On September 18, Wildlife Ranger teams are uniting around the 2021 Wildlife Ranger Challenge, a running race with one goal: to raise money to support the men and women across Africa’s protected areas who continue to see drastic cuts in resources and an increase in poaching due to the devastating economic impact of Covid-19.

By taking part in the virtual race on September 18, you’ll be joining a global community of Wildlife Rangers and their supporters who are running or walking #ForWildlifeRangers. 

Whether you cover 5km, 10km or 21km, your support will make a huge difference to those on the front line of conservation in Africa.

On this race hub, you’ll find details of how and when to keep up to date with the latest news from around the world as thousands of supporters take part in the Challenge in solidarity with Africa’s Wildlife Rangers

Haven’t registered? It’s not too late to take on the Challenge. Register now and join us. Then, follow #ForWildlifeRangers on Facebook or Instagram for live updates from @Tusk_org.

We’re all in this together.

Wherever you are in the world, please join us from 04:00 BST on 18 September for Wildlife Ranger Challenge Race Day coverage.

Race Day Schedule

04:00 BST
And we’re off!

Race Day coverage starts on social media. Follow along with #ForWildlifeRangers and #WildlifeRangerChallenge.

06:30 BST

Watch our resident ranger trainer, Sheena Miller, bring you a gentle warm-up to help you prepare for the day ahead.

09:00 BST
News from the field

We’ll be sharing stories from ranger teams across Africa and messages of support across social media. Stay up to date with #ForWildlifeRangers.

10:30 BST
News from around the World

We’ll be sharing stories from people taking the challenge around the world. Keep your eyes peeled – remember to tag @tusk_org and you may even spot yourself Stay up to date with #ForWildlifeRangers.

14:00 BST
Round up from Africa

As the ranger teams finish their Challenge before the heat of the day, we’ll share some of their experiences on @tusk_org social media channels and on the Facebook event.

18:00 BST
Global Supporter Stories

We’ll be sharing more news from our worldwide legion of supporters taking on the Challenge across the globe #ForWildlifeRangers.

20:00 BST
Event Day Wrap Up

You did it! We’ll be celebrating alongside every single participant who took the Challenge this year. Preliminary leaderboards will be live, but final verified results will be announced on Monday 20th September.

And the winners are ...

“It means a lot to me to run with rangers. To run with the people who watch over wildlife when we sleep at night is actually an honour.

Eliud Kipchoge, EGH, Marathon World Record Holder & Wildlife Ranger Challenge Spokesperson.

Make sure you’re following us on social media @Tusk_org to follow the action live. Join in with #ForWildlifeRangers and we’ll share your photos, videos and experiences with the rest of the global virtual Wildlife Ranger Challenge community.  Enjoy the day!


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 Collaborating Partners