Rhino Peak Challenge Diary Note

 No: RPC17DN

10 Aug 2017

Trail runners,
adventure enthusiasts,
keen conservationists and celebrities
 will join forces this
 World Rhino Day
 for the third edition of the
Rhino Peak Challenge!

Event: Rhino Peak Challenge
Venue: Rhino Peak, Southern Drakensberg
Date: Friday, 22 September 2017
Entry: By invitation only
More information: www.rhinopeakchallenge.co.za
Contacts: Spurgeon Flemington & Matt Goode - info@rhinopeakchallenge.co.za

The 2017 Rhino Peak Challenge sees eleven of South Africa's top trail runners and some of the country's leading conservationists and adventure enthusiasts rallying together to summit the iconic Rhino Peak in the Southern Region of the Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage Site.

As part of World Rhino Day celebrations on Friday 22 September, the small group will look to raise awareness of the plight of rhinos globally as well as local Rhino Peak inhabitant and fellow endangered species, the Bearded Vulture.

While participation in the event is limited to 11 elite athletes and 11 influential people whilst corporates and the general public alike can get involved in the event by pledging an amount towards an individual competitor's efforts.

2016 saw the event raise R290 000 for various projects which include the Rhino Conservation Project and the Maloti Drakensberg Vulture Project.

The 2017 edition of the event will see former Springbok captain and rhino activist John Smit taking on the challenge as one of the influential people.

Joining Smit in 2017 as part of the influential's will be Hank McGregor and wife Pippa. McGregor is an eight-time canoe marathon World Champion and arguably one of South Africa's most successful athletes.

This year's event will also incorporate some of the South African conservation's elites. The likes of Jacques Flamand, Section Ranger in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park Dennis Kelly, experienced rhino tracker and Community Conservation Manager Zama Ncube as well as, returning for a second year, Ezemvelo Ecologist in charge of the Maloti Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site, where she has been monitoring the endangered Bearded Vulture, Dr. Sonja Krüger.

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For more information go to www.rhinopeakchallenge.co.za

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