I''ve always had a love for the outdoors and the stunning array of animals that inhabit Africa. Appalled at the carnage that the Rhino population is being subjected to for no other reason that peoples'' vanity to possess something they don’t need, I wanted to do something. But not living in Africa, and having a family and full-time job, the question was what? Clearly, time is running out, and the possibility of extinction is real. Have lost Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino a year ago, this is not theory, but reality.
I''ve taken on the challenge of this ultra-marathon to help raise funds to support the people on the frontline of this battle. The staff at the Ol Pejeta fight each day in one way or another to help preserve these amazing creatures until one day when we hope they won''t have to. Saving orphans whose mothers have been poached and helping them grow up in safety is just one of the goals of the Conservancy.
This is what I''ll be doing...The marathon is 1,245 kms long and traces a virtual route between Kenya’s rhino parks and conservancies.
You''ll be able to track my progress...The app will reflect my achievements on the leaderboard, showing you how far I''ve made it along the ''''virtual route'''' - which we mapped out on Google maps, as well as where you''ve got to compared to everybody else.
Wild Dog Marathon
•1,245 kms around Kenya’s rhino sanctuaries
•Compete with one of our rangers on their daily patrols!
Every penny I raise will go directly to support the Rangers who protect this very project.
For more information about the Virtual Ultra, ForRangers or Ol Pejeta Conservancy, please get in touch with email@example.com