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Why you should get involved with
the elephant epic challenge!

The Game Rangers Elephant EPIC is now in its 11th year!  The fundraising challenge began in 2012 with a handful of cyclists in Zambia taking part in a mountain-biking challenge.  Today, the MTB Challenge in Zambia attracts over 200 cyclists.  

 

In 2020, the world was hit by COVID-19 and the Zambian event was cancelled.  That is when we decided that the EPIC should go global!

And now in 2022, the Elephant EPIC is now a series of events.  There are a number of challenges we have created for you and you are welcome to join each as an individual or as a team.

 

If you don't fancy our challenges, create your own and set your own bar.  As long as you are raising vital funds and awareness for wildlife, we will support your endeavours.

 

No matter what challenge you decide, you will be in the running to be crowned The Series Champion and win a Safari Holiday for 2!  There are a host of prizes to be won in the individual challenges too! 

 

Have you started running and need a reason to commit to a 10K?  Maybe you are learning how to bake and you decide to put on a bake sale for your colleagues. Maybe your football team take on your rivals in a charity match!  Maybe you are simply looking for a challenge and the EPIC Events Series has just the right thing for you to join.

Whatever your challenge is, be sure to challenge your friends and family to join you or support your endeavour.  

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"Participating in physical events while trying to raise money for causes closest to my heart is at the best of times, extremely challenging and in some cases impossible. However, the world has changed and virtual events have made those possibilities more accessible. By going global the Elephant Epic opened up a whole new world to me! I have now participated in two Virtual Epic events raising awareness and vital funds for GRI whilst also receiving support from well-wishers across the world and inspiring others along the way in their exercise regime. Having the opportunity to take part in an event virtually, is both physically and mentally rewarding so why not join the Herd and play your small part in making sure future generations can also appreciate the beauty and magnificence of our African wildlife."

Briony Beattie, 2020 and 2021 Participant

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Game Rangers International is a non-profit organisation established in 2008. Our annual challenge, The Elephant EPIC raises valuable funds and awareness for our work in the conservation of wildlife and wild spaces.  Working closely with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife we empower Rangers and Local Communities to conserve nature.

 

To do this we embrace a holistic approach to conservation, and empower Rangers across three core thematic areas:  Resource ProtectionCommunity Outreach, and Wildlife Rescue.

As economies suffer there are less resources available to support wildlife at a time when there is increasing peril, when people are becoming more desperate and poaching is on the rise. Our fundraising mission is more critical than ever!

 

It is time to play your part and help us conserve nature. 

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100% of funds raised will go to the frontline of conservation.

This year, the funds raised will go to the frontline of conservation through Game Rangers International .  A significant amount of this funding will be applied to the opening of our new initiative, The Wildlife Discovery Centre, in Lusaka National Park. 

 

Our partners, Conservation Lower Zambezi and Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society of Zambia (WECSZ) will also benefit from funds raised through the Elephant EPIC MTB Challenge in Zambia. 

We are looking for EPIC participants and EPIC fundraisers.  We will be awarding prizes to the person that raises the most money for conservation and the person who embodies the Spirit of the EPIC.  The top prize for fundraising will be a truly EPIC Safari Experience, hosted by GRI. 

 

For a full breakdown of the prizes available, check out our EPIC Prize Page!

When the event opens on 21st June, the leader board will open so you can see who is at the top! 

How do I take part in the Elephant EPIC Challenge Series! 

  • Step 1. Decide which challenge you want to enter or create your own challenge!

  • Step 2. Register by filling out the entry form on your challenge page.

  • Step 3. Receive your Registration Pack and before the 21st June, you will receive your Challenge Card with your unique reference number. 

  • Step 4. Complete your challenge and send us video and a photograph to confirm your participation using the Submission Portal.  

  • Step 5. Open a Just Giving or Go Fund Me account and link to our pages below.

  • Step 6. Ask your friends and family or company to sponsor you.

  • Step 7. Share your Official EPIC Photo, posted on the Elephant EPIC social media channels and make sure you get as many likes on the original post. 

*To be in with a shot of winning the top prizes, you must fundraise through Just Giving or Go Fund Me, or submit your fundraising totals to these pages. 

 

To set up your own fundraising page, you can visit the following pages. 

 

  • Go Fund Me (select Endangered Species Fund as the beneficiary charity)

  • JustGiving (select David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation as the beneficiary charity)

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EPIC Beneficiaries

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Our EPIC sponsors

Thank you to our EPIC Sponsors.  Without their generosity the Elephant EPIC would not be possible.  You are all conservation champions.

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