The Wildlife Ranger Challenge

Welcome to the Event Day Hub
3 October 2020
Organised by Tusk and Natural State
Step 1: Check Out the Race Day Schedule
Step 2: Take Part in the Challenge

Lace-up your shoes and take part in the challenge. Snap a photo when you start. Then show our rangers you are #ForWildlifeRangers by posting on social media.

Step 3: Log Your Time

On October 3rd, 88 teams of wildlife protectors will compete in a 21 km race through the varied terrain of their patrol regions.

Their goal? To raise awareness and funds for their colleagues who are still dedicating their lives to defending wildlife and supporting local communities, despite the personal and professional threat the Covid-19 pandemic poses.

On this race hub, we’ll share messages of support and encouragement. We’ll also share inspiration and stories from around the world as thousands of supporters take part in the Challenge in solidarity with Africa’s Wildlife Rangers. You can follow the event live via our social media streams below too.

By taking part on October 3rd, you’ll be joining a global community of Wildlife Rangers and their supporters who are running, walking, and riding around the world #ForWildlifeRangers. Whether you cover 5 km or 21 km, your support will make a huge difference to those on the front line of conservation in Africa.

It’s not too late to take on the Challenge and to fundraise or donate. Please register now to join us. And follow #ForWildlifeRangers on social media for more updates.

We’re all in this together.

Wherever you are in the world, please join us from 06:00 BST on 03 October for Wildlife Ranger Challenge Race Day coverage.

Race Day Schedule

06:00 BST
And we’re off!

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

08:00 BST
Warm-up

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

10:00 BST
News from the field

We check in with ranger teams across Africa. Stay up to date with #ForWildlifeRangers on social media too.

12:00 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 Facebook event.

14:00 BST
Stories from around the world

Look out for inspiration from runners and walkers around the globe. You might even spot yourself! Find us across on @tusk-org social media channels and Facebook event.

15:00 BST
Cool Down

If you’ve already completed the Challenge, relax and breathe with a special yoga flow streamed on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge Facebook event page.

17:00 BST
Event Day Results

We’ll reveal right here which of our ranger teams has emerged victorious in the 21 km Challenge on @tusk-org social media channels and Facebook event. You can also check out the 5km, 10km and 21km leaderboard at any time.

And the winners are ...

18:00 BST
Global supporter stories

Discover more news from some of the thousand-strong supporters taking on the Challenge across the globe #ForWildlifeRangers.

19:00 BST
Cool Down

Another chance to take a breather and cool down on Tusk’s Instagram feed

20:00 BST
The After-Party

Look out for a special performance #ForWildlifeRangers on Tusk’s Instagram feed

22:00 BST
The Big Event Round-Up

We’ll close the race with a celebration of the day’s events.

“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!

#ForWildlifeRangers

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.

Match Funding Partner

Thank you to the following organizations that are working with the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to provide Covid-19 relief funding to Rangers across Africa.

Collaborating Partners