Capetonian trail runner Kane Reilly made a statement in support of World Rhino Day on Friday by demolishing the record for the Rhino Peak Challenge on his debut at the tough 21km outing in the Southern Drakensberg mountains.
22 September marks World Rhino Day and the third edition of the Rhino Peak Challenge that sees 24 people from elite ultra-trail athletes to sporting celebrities and conservation heavy-weights tackle the Southern Drakensberg’s Rhino Peak to raise funds for the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT).
The upcoming Rhino Peak Challenge on World Rhino Day, 22 September, will see a group of 24 people, varying from elite ultra-trail athletes to celebrities and influencers, tackle the famous Rhino Peak in the Southern Drakensberg hoping to grow awareness and raise funds for the Endangered Wildlife Trust.
The third edition of the Rhino Peak Challenge (RPC) will see 24 elite ultra-trail athletes and ‘People of Influence’ from the world of sport and conservation take on the Rhino Peak in the Southern Drakensberg on World Rhino Day on 22 September to raise funds for Rhino conservation and the preservation of the critically endangered Bearded Vulture.
Experienced campaigner Andrew Hill will partner up with defending Sani Dragon champion Reinhard Zellhuber for the 2017 edition of the race that will take place in the Southern Drakensberg from 30 September to 1 October.
2007 Rugby World Cup winning captain John Smit has accepted the offer to take on the gruelling Rhino Peak Challenge on World Rhino Day, 22 September to help raise funds for the embattled rhino and bearded vulture populations in South Africa.