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Virunga Ranger Challenge

Virunga Ranger Challenge

Why we need your help

Virunga has over 700 men and women who serve as rangers to protect Africa's oldest and most biologically diverse protected area and the communities and livelihoods that depend on it.

They routinely face harsh physical conditions, injury and even death. In April, in the most deadliest militia attack to date, 12 rangers lost their lives.

Join our virtual fitness challenge to help raise funds for a new health centre and provide vital health equipment and medical supplies for our rangers and their families.

It's easy to join, simply;

  • Choose your challenge
  • Set-up a Virgin Giving fundraising page
  • Share with friends & family
  • Track your progress & share via the #VirungaRangerChallenge hashtag

Gorilla Health Check Challenge

Our rangers travel 10km every day to check on the health of Virunga’s mountain gorillas. Travel 10km in June or commit to taking 13,000 steps daily for 30 days to take part in this challenge.

Ranger Patrol Challenge

Every day, our rangers patrol 20km of Virunga National Park. Travel 20km in June to take part in this challenge.

Virunga Park Challenge

Travel the 1000km distance around Virunga National Park or 300km across to take part in this challenge.

Ranger Fitness Test Challenges

To qualify as a ranger, our rangers need to pass various fitness tests. Travel 15km with a 15kg backpack within 3 hours or 30km in 4 hours to pass this challenge.

 


FAQ's

When do I need to complete the challenge?

Please start your challenges before the 15th August. Long-distance challenges can be completed within your chosen timeframe.

What options are there for completing the distance challenges?

Walk, hike, run, cycle, swim... distance challenges can be completed by whatever means you choose! However, please refer to your local government’s website to ensure that this is in line with social distancing measures.

Is there a minimum fundraising target?

There is no minimum fundraising target. However, challengers who raise over £250 will receive a free Virunga ranger challenge t-shirt.

Can I join as a team?

Yes you can join as a team. Create a team fundraising page and share the challenge.

How else can I support you?

Donate to a fundraiser below to support our challengers and the park.



About Virunga

Visit Virunga.org for a map of the park and to learn more about our work.

18,676.68

raised towards 70,000.00 target

18676.68
70000.00

Spread the word

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How you can support us

Make a donation

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Fundraise in support

Create a fundraising page in support of Virunga Ranger Challenge and make a real impact

Supporters

Delia Achimovici

Gorilla Health Check

10.00
Robin Bell

Virunga park challenge

80.00
Tessi Beyltjens

Run 10 k in june

0.00
djo bolemwa

event

0.00
Niklas Borg

Virunga Park Challenge

255.00
Paola Bouley

30 Day Challenge

0.00
Caroline Brehm

Walking

50.00
Aleticia Cardenas Manfull

Virunga Ranger Challenge

0.00
Aleticia Cardenas Manfull

Virunga Ranger Challenge

0.00
Chloe Cattell

Virunga ranger challenge

320.00

Aug 10, 2020

Campbell

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Aug 08, 2020

Gill

Thank you to the brave rangers who protect the gorillas

25.00

Aug 06, 2020

Anonymous

25.00

Aug 05, 2020

Anonymous

Hope you are safe!


Aug 03, 2020

Alisa

Thank you so much for everything you do!?

100.00

Aug 03, 2020

Anonymous

10.00

Aug 02, 2020

Carles Guinart

25.00

Aug 01, 2020

Anonymous

25.00

Aug 01, 2020

Kristi Ferguson

You are such amazing individuals, fighting to protect nature and these beautiful animals. Please know how very proud my family are of you and your tireless efforts. Peace be with you , now and always.

57.00

Aug 01, 2020

Anonymous

10.00

26

Total raised so far

18,676.68

Total plus Gift Aid 19,268.79

Direct donations

10,830.45

Raised offline 250.00

Fundraising pages

7,596.23

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