The ‘Race for Rhino Survival’ race is to be hosted by Bear Grylls this October – an event that will test and develop the tenacity and adventurous spirit of all entrants.
As part of the effort to raise awareness and funding for rhino populations around the globe, one race heat will be dedicated to four charities focused on the plight of rhinos: Helping Rhinos, Tusk Trust, Wilderness Foundation and Rooting for Rhino.
Bear, who is patron of Helping Rhinos and Tusk, said: “I am passionate about protecting the world’s remaining rhinos and am really pleased to have a dedicated heat in my inaugural Survival Race to help such a worthy cause”.
The 10K Survival Race is designed to test the more accomplished survivor. Natural obstacles, survival challenges and a host of surprises are all part of the course along the way.
Due to take place on the 3rd October at Trent Park, London, the Race for Rhino Survival heat is free to enter for anyone who is willing to raise a minimum of £150 for the rhino charities and capable of running the challenging course.
Excitingly, the Race for Rhino Survival heat is one of only three heats that will be started by Bear himself, which is expected to draw in a large crowd of fans and advocates.
Simon Jones, founder and chairman of Helping Rhinos, said: “Having a heat of the inaugural Bear Grylls Survival Race dedicated to help rhino conservation is a fantastic gesture from Bear. By raising money and competing in this heat, runners will be helping to make a real difference in the rhino’s own battle for survival against poachers.”
To get involved please register at https://www.rhinoalliance.org/bear-grylls-race-for-rhino-survival/