Anti-poaching, Community Development, Research & GIS Mapping – Tanzania

Congratulations to the FCF 5000 race team!

Congrats to everyone who participated in the 5km, half-marathon and full marathon races this weekend as part of the FCF 5000 team! We had 31 people proudly wearing the FCF 5000 t-shirt on Sunday and they represented us well!

By running in the Kilimanjaro Marathon, the FCF 5000 team raised awareness of and contributed monetarily to the Friedkin Conservation Fund’s anti-poaching efforts in protecting Tanzania’s wildlife. Eighty-three generous donors helped us raise over $12,000 to assist East Africa’s most effective anti-poaching ranger corps. Many thanks for believing in what we do and supporting us in this way!

The runners would also like to thank everyone who came out to support FCF 5000 from the sidelines. Your presence and cheering injected much-appreciated spirit into the race participants!

Of the 31 race participants representing FCF 5000:

  • 13 ran or walked the 5km race
  • 10 ran the half marathon
  • 8 walked the half marathon with weighted backpacks to simulate the final step in the anti-poaching ranger selection process

The South African DSTV channel, ‘Supersport’, covered the marathon and several FCF team members were interviewed. We will post links to these interviews once they are available.

From all of us at the Friedkin Conservation Fund, thank you for your enthusiasm and generosity. Your support helps us protect the jobs of many Tanzanians that lie in the hands of the sustainability of the spectacular wildlife of their country. The race was a lot of fun and we are already looking forward to returning in 2013!

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