USD 12 500 raised for African wild dog conservation!
It’s been just over a month since our 50 dedicated athletes ran 21km for the African Wildlife Conservation Fund and African wild dog conservation. Now that the dust has settled, a bit of body fat been regained and tired muscles rested, it is almost all too easy to return to everyday life and forget that the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon fundraising event ever happened.
However, we have most certainly not forgotten, and never will forget, the enthusiasm and generosity of our runners (and all their supporters!). Whilst the event itself lasts only a day, the funds raised and support gathered will sustain our work and passion for conservation well into the future! It was an absolute pleasure to meet so many like-minded individuals, and make new friends of the African Wildlife Conservation Fund. We hope you did not only come to appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of an endangered species, but that you achieved your personal goals and had a successful event.
The funds raised exceeded our expectations and we really cannot thank enough everyone who helped make this event a success! With very limited reliable funding we rely heavily on the generosity of individuals, and more often than not strangers, to be able to continue and strengthen our conservation efforts. Thank you for supplying us with the means to bring about positive change and conservation benefits in Zimbabwe, not only for African wild dogs, but wildlife and human populations alike.
See you all next year, and until then… wear your ears proudly!