Run with Rangers. Race for Wildlife.

Run with Rangers. Race for Wildlife.

Get Involved

The Wildlife Ranger Challenge Global Race connects thousands of rangers from 24 African nations with supporters from more than 90 countries around the globe. 

JOIN THE RANGERS on 16th September 2023 by completing your own challenge. The rangers will complete in a coordinated 21km race across their respective landscapes carrying 22kg of kit. You can either match them in distance and weight, choose from 5km or 10km options or take on another form of fitness challenge of your choosing – be it running, walking, cycling, skipping or even rollerblading!

For those with four-legged friends: Why not take on the Global Race with your dog by your side, OR see how you match up to the rangers by completing the specially designed K9 Challenge. (If choosing to run with your dog, please ensure your dog breed/fitness is suited to running the distance you have chosen).

Public registration for the Widlife Ranger Challenge is open until midnight on 16th September.
You can log your time and fundraise up until 30th September.

How To Get Involved



Complete the Registration Form



Fundraise or Donate



Complete The Global Race on the 16th September!



Log your time, share your experience on social media with #ForWildlifeRangers

How To Support

We encourage you to set up your own FUNDRAISING page and raise as much money as possible in support of our ranger teams across Africa. Not only will this raise vital funds, but will also spread the message further through telling your friends, family and colleagues about the cause. Please email for instructions on how to set up a page and to receive our fundraising toolkit.

If fundraising isn’t for you, you can DONATE directly to the rangers via Tusk.

All money donated will be matched by the Scheinberg Relief Fund, doubling your generous contribution.

How Your Support Helps

Wildlife rangers have diverse and varying roles. They are conservationists, teachers, community support workers, leaders and much more.

Your generous support will:

  • Raise vital funds for frontline conservation efforts
  • Drive awareness of the importance of the rangering profession
  • Help communicate the challenges that rangers face

Find out more about Rangers.

Follow the campaign on social media @Tusk_org and with #ForWildlifeRangers 

Train Like A Ranger

Wildlife rangers are required to stay at the top of their physical and mental game. Their vital work takes them into challenging environments and conditions. For their safety and wellbeing rangers train to keep in peak physical shape.

Ahead of race day, ranger teams spanning the African continent will compete in a series of mental and physical challenges, preparing for their 21km half marathon on 16th September 2023.

Why not take on the Mini Challenges yourself and see how you match up?

Ranger Quiz

Wildlife Ranger Quiz
Testing Ranger Knowledge
5th – 11th June (Ranger Teams)
Until 16th September for Public

Canine Challenge

Wildlife Ranger K9 Challenge
Working with man’s best friend
3rd-7th July (Ranger Teams)
Until 16th September for Public

Push-Up Challenge

Wildlife Ranger Pushup Challenge
Most push-ups in 2 minutes
7th – 11th August (Ranger Teams)
Until 16th September for Public

Sit-Up Challenge

Wildlife Ranger Situp Challenge
Most sit-ups in 2 minutes
4th – 8th September (Ranger Teams)
Until 16th September for Public

Organising Partners

Natural State Logo

Funding Partners

Scheinberg Relief Fund Logo

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

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Logo

Institutional Partners

The Thin Green Line Logo
International Ranger Federation Logo
Working Dogs in Conservation

Media enquiries

For media enquiries, please email: