Rhino Peak Challenge Diary Note

 No: RPC19DN

13 Sept 2019


Trail runners,
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
More information: www.rhinopeakchallenge.co.za
Contacts: Spurgeon Flemington & Matt Goode - info@rhinopeakchallenge.co.za

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

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