adventure enthusiasts and
keen conservationists will join forces
for the fourth edition of the
Rhino Peak Challenge!
Event: Rhino Peak Challenge
Venue: Rhino Peak, Southern Drakensberg
Date: Saturday, 05 October 2019
Entry: By invitation only
Contacts: Spurgeon Flemington & Matt Goode -
The 2019 Rhino Peak Challenge sees a handful 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.
The small group of runners will look to raise awareness of the plight of
rhinos globally as well as local Rhino Peak and Southern Drakensberg
inhabitants and fellow endangered species, the Bearded Vulture, Crowned,
Wattles and Blue Crane.
While participation in the event is limited to a handful of elite
athletes, everyday heroes, corporate teams and people of influence, the
event and the participants encourage corporates and the general public
alike to get involved in the event by pledging an amount towards an
individual competitor's efforts.
The group of elite athletes is an exciting mixed bag of elite runners
like Toni McCann, Kane Reilly, Johardt van Heerden and 2019 UTD160
winner Naomi Brand.
Amongst the seven influential people are Southern Lodestar's Andre
Redinger, CEO of the Endangered Wildlife Trust Yolan Friedmann as well
as director of Conservation Outcomes Kevin McCann.
There is a group of eight Everyday Heroes that will also be taking part
and this category includes a general practitioner from Welkom Dr Pierre
Scott, a cook and pop-up kitchen owner Su-yen Thornhill (who has already
raise R58 000 in pledges) as well as seasoned runner and Southern
Lodestar Director Matt Dove.
This year will also see a first-time appearance of legendary trail
runner Ryan Sandes. Sandes and Andrew van Rensberg will make up Team
Salomon with other corporate teams from Skylo, the North Face, Powering
Change and a Giant's Cup team also entered.
2016 saw the event raise nearly R320 000, 2017 raised R303 000 and then
last year the event raised R383 938 for various projects which include
the Rhino Conservation Project, the Maloti Drakensberg Vulture Project
and the Crane Conservation Project, .
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on the day of the Rhino Peak Challenge.
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