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With a 230 km route that passes through the heart of rhino conservation – from Lewa Wildlife Conservancy through the foothills of Mt Kenya to Borana Conservancy and Ol Jogi Conservancies and the undulating plains of Ol Pejeta Conservancy on the Equator – runners will experience raw nature in the wild. Along the route, they can expect to see not just rhinos, but also elephants, lions, buffalo, zebra, impala and giraffe – and even leopards if they can stay awake long enough!
For their own protection, the ultra-runners will encounter armed rangers at each 10-km checkpoint and water station, and at frequent intervals along the route, giving them the opportunity to meet and learn about the people who risk their lives to protect the world’s most endangered animals. Overnight camps in the four conservancies, under star-filled skies with the sounds of nocturnal beasts, will allow them to live in the bush 24/7, just like the rangers.
The race is raising money for Save The Rhino and For Rangers are both incredible organisations working to protect Africa’s most endangered animals by supporting those who have chosen to protect them, sometimes with their life.