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Raemonde Bezenar ready for Beyond the Ultimate For the Rangers 5 day 250 mile extreme Ultra Marathon. After after 12 months of intensive training, years of dedication and a life long passion for conservation, the race has begun.

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Various running organizations exist to help support and earn money for these rangers. For example, Running For Rangers is a group of motivated people who run marathons and ultramarathons worldwide and dedicate it to the rangers in Africa fighting to protect the animals and land.

The For Rangers Ultra is another example. It is an ultramarathon held in the heart of Africa and dedicated entirely to the heroes fighting for the elephants and rhinos.

What is the For Rangers Ultra?

The For Rangers Ultra is a grueling ultramarathon held in Kenya. It is split into five different sections, each crossing a different wildlife conservancy —  Lewa, Lolldaiga, Ol Jogi, Borana, and Ol Pejeta. These are considered some of the most exclusive and highly protected places on Earth, highly sought after by the illegal poaching cartel, and breathtakingly beautiful.

The Running for Rangers’ terrain varies significantly among the conservancies, moving from forests to grasslands, over hills and mountains, and through dried rocky riverbeds and plains.  Weather and conditions vary hourly in this landscape. The terrain undulates between 1500m and 2000m above sea level.  Daytime temperatures fluctuate between 15 degrees Celsius and 34 degrees Celsius, while nighttime temperatures drop down to 2 degrees celsius.

Photo Credit_ Kit Swenson
Photo Credit_ Kit Swenson

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Photo Credit_ Kit Swenson
Photo Credit_ Kit Swenson

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Photo Credit_ Kit Swenson
Photo Credit_ Kit Swenson

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Photo Credit_ Kit Swenson
Photo Credit_ Kit Swenson

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Why We Run

Ultimately, we run to help save wild gorillas in Africa.

 

How?
By raising funds through the Edmonton Gorilla Run, Edmonton Ice Cream Run and through donations, we are able to provide scholarships in veterinary medicine for African students who will directly impact the survival of wild gorillas in Africa.

To learn more, please visit https://www.mountaingorillaconservationsocietyofcanada.com

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