In 2018, ForRangers and Ol Pejeta Conservancy pioneered the first virtual ultra in Kenya. Enlisting participants from all over the world, the marathon was 1,245 kms long and traced a virtual route between Kenya’s rhino parks and conservancies. 31 people took part.
For those of you who are not familiar with a virtual ultra, here''s how it works:
The event was created for people who want to take part in a significant physical challenge for conservation, but don''t have the time, funds, health or even fitness to travel to some far-flung corner of the world and participate in an actual ultra marathon. This is much more of a slow-burner, a daily commitment to work toward change. All you need to do is cover a certain distance within a certain number of days - 365, to be precise.
I am competing in the 2019 Wild Dog Marathon which consists of "teaming up" wiith rangers to support them on their daily patrols:
- A virtual 1,245 kms around Kenya’s rhino sanctuaries for one year.
- Average daily distance of 3.4 kms (2.1mi.)
The donations that I have committed to raise will go straight into equipment for the rangers and to support the porgrams of Ol Pejeta Conservancy. My goal is to help make sure the rangers have everything they need to continue their critical work in conservation.
For more information about the Virtual Ultra, ForRangers or Ol Pejeta Conservancy, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Conservancy website at https://www.olpejetaconservancy.org/.
If you love the amazing animals this planet shares with us and want to work toward securing their future - please consider supporting my virtual marathon. Thank you!