… whilst enjoying the world’s most beautiful marathon!
The African Wildlife Conservation Fund is proud to be an official charity of the 2014 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (http://www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/information/run-charity), held in Cape Town, South Africa on the 18th and 19th April! As such, we have assembled a ‘pack’ of 50 elite and dedicated athletes running to raise funds and awareness for the endangered African wild dog Lycaon pictus and the pivotal conservation work of the African Wildlife Conservation Fund.
THE AFRICAN WILD DOG… “With their unique and striking coat patterns, their intelligence and their highly interactive and caring nature, African wild dogs are truly one of the most awe inspiring species alive today’
THE MARATHON… Our runners will be lining up at the starting point of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Half-Marathon on Saturday, 19 April 2014, donned in AWCF kit with ‘unique wild dog touches’ and rearing to run alongside each other for conservation! Included in our team are local Zimbabwean runners Caroline Kaschula, Eric Little, Michael de Beer and AWCF Assistant Project Manager, Jess Watermeyer.
WE ARE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR THE FOLLOWING DONATED PRIZES…including a sponsored two night’s stay for two people at Motswari Private Game Reserve in the Timbavati (http://www.newmarkhotels.com/accommodation/game-reserves/motswari-private-game-reserve/), merchandise and vouchers from The Safari Store (http://www.thesafaristore.co.uk/), wine prizes from Painted Wolf Wines (http://www.paintedwolfwines.com/) and unique artwork from Lin Barrie Art (http://wildlifeandwilddogs.wordpress.com/art/).
As one of the few official charities of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, a world renowned event with a huge international following, we have been afforded a once in a lifetime opportunity and appeal to all to help us draw attention to the conservation cause of African wild dogs!
For more information on the OMTOM event, or if you would like to support this very important cause, please contact Jess Watermeyer at [email protected].