FUNDRAISING EVENTS & CAMPAIGNS
Run For Rangers - an epic 100 km run through Babanango Game Reserve
We are delighted to bring you the second annual Run for Rangers event – this time taking place in Babanango Game Reserve! Run for Rangers is a unique event which offers participants a fully immersive experience in the exhilarating 20,000 HA wildlife reserve. The motivation behind the event came from Harry Bailey, then a young Grade 12 Hilton College learner, with a passion for wildlife and a desire to champion the often forgotten, but true heroes – our rangers. The beneficiaries of the funds; Project Rhino, powered by the Sport for Lives movement, will use the funding to support these dedicated individuals, who are at the forefront of the battle against poaching and other threats to wildlife. Rangers are also the guardians of habitat conservation, conduct ecological research, and lead community outreach initiatives – to name a few.
The 2022 Run for Rangers raised more than R160,000 to support rangers in all respects and the 2023 edition promises to be just as exciting and rewarding. Save the date for the weekend of 22 – 25 September 2023 and join us in making a difference for our Rangers!
Wildlife Ranger Challenge
The Wildlife Ranger Challenge is back!
This September, ranger teams will unite once again for the 2023 #WildlifeRangerChallenge, a race with one goal: to raise money to support the men and women on the front line of Africa’s protected areas.
Project Rhino is honoured to be part of this amazing effort for the fourth year running. Our K9-Unit will be joining almost 100 Ranger Teams from 16 African countries raising money and awareness of the importance of the role of rangers in protecting wildlife, habitats, communities and our planet.
Ranger teams will be taking on a series of mental and physical challenges, preparing for the main event on 16 September – running 21 km over varied terrain, whilst carrying their usual equipment and 22 kg backpacks.
We are calling on you to #standwithrangers and support this incredible initiative. Run alongside our ranger teams on 16 September by walking or running 5, 10 or 21 km wherever you are. The Scheinberg Relief Fund, the founding donor of the WRC, has generously committed $1 million in matched funds in support of rangers. That means every donation is amplified.
Support or sign-up today at WildlifeRangerChallenge.org.
Civvies Day for Rhino
September is World Rhino Month, as well as South African Heritage Month. We urge the youth of South Africa to play their part in conserving our wildlife and preserving our national heritage.
We invite all schools in KZN to select one day in September to have a “Civvies Day for Rhino” where all learners pay R10 to wear civvies to school.
Email email@example.com to register your school.
Oceans 8 Charity Swim
How far would you go for a cause you are passionate about? Would you walk a mile? Would you swim a mile? Would you swim eight!?
Project Rhino is proud to be a founding charity of Oceans 8 Charity Swim- the first warm water ocean challenge of its kind in South Africa, and the only swimming event run (swam) entirely for charity.
The 2023 event took place in Durban over the weekend of 16 June and raised an incredible R889,000 for 14 different charities!
We could not be prouder and more grateful to our dedicated swimmers and ambassadors, swimming an incredible 8 miles over two days, whilst helping to raise critical funding and awareness for the cause.
We’re looking for Project Rhino Champions to take on the challenge next year!
Keep an eye on the Oceans 8 Website and social media pages for more information: https://oceans8swim.co.za/
uBhejane Xtreme Mountain Bike Challenge
Are you tough enough? The uBhejane Xtreme Mountain Bike Challenge is an iconic – and arguably one of South Africa’s toughest – mountain bike challenges. The event includes four distances, ranging from 130 km to 350 km. uBhejane X is a registered NPO and the race is a fundraiser for rhino conservation activities of Project Rhino and Helping Rhinos.
2023 Date: TBC
Rob Caskie: An African Odyssey
Rob Caskie is one of South Africa’s most sought after keynote speakers and story tellers, with historical accounts which captivate and motivate audiences.
“I share human stories which engage audiences and challenge the way they interact, work and lead their lives. My stories are essentially about human beings in extremis, and their behaviour when ‘the chips are down’. Like tea bags, human beings only reveal their true strength in hot water. Epics of human struggle and triumphs of the human spirit create fantastic canvasses by which modern situations may be measured…”
The theme of the evening: An African Odyssey – A romp through the last 200 years – will take you through South Africa’s diverse and special history over the last two centuries or so. From the arrival of Nguni people around 1300 years ago, to the arrival of the European settlers in the Cape, Shaka Zulu’s ascendancy and the Great Trek, it promises to be a night to remember.
Date and Time: TBC
Venue: Hilton College Theatre
Tickets: R180, available from webtickets
Profits from the evening will support Project Rhino’s conservation work.