This concept was created for people who wish to play a physical part in fundraising for conservation - by taking part in a virtual ultra marathon without having to leave home. The aim is to raise money for For Rangers and Ol Pejeta Conservancy, by running the entire distance between all of various rhino conservancies and parks, within a time limit of a year. The distance can be completed in any ‘medium’ - running, walking, cycling, rowing, cross-training, and so on.
For the Virtual Ultra Marathon 2019, there will be 2 routes:
- The Wild dog Marathon Route: This route covers the Kenyan rhino conservancies and is 1245 KM long. You would need to cover an average of 3.4 KM a day to finish this in a year. You will also get to compete with one of our armed rangers who's distances on patrol will also be shown on the map.
- The Lion Marathon route: This route goes all the way to the Kruger National park and is 4,435 KM long. You would need to cover an average of 12 KM a day to finish this in a year. Not only do you get to compete with a one of our armed rangers, you will also compete with one of our collared lions. The distances covered by one of our collared lions will be automatically show on the map.
Each participant commits to attempting to raise USD 1,000 over the course of a year. The funds raised will go towards providing rangers in Kenya with the equipment they need in order to continue the crucial work they do conserving wildlife. By the end of the year, not only will you have contributed to saving wild animals and supported the brave men on the front line of conservation; but you might also be as fit as one of them too.
To sign up for our 2019 Virtual Ultra Marathon, just click here to pay your registration fee. The registration fee is wholly used as donation for our rangers.
Virtual Ultra Marathon 2018 is still ongoing, Click here to view how our conservation champions are doing on the Virtual Marathon.