WILDLANDS, a programme for the WILDTRUST, together with the Karkloof Conservancy have brought the trail running community, the Three Cranes Challenge for over a decade, raising funds for the protection of the Cranes (Blue, Crowned and Wattled Crane) and its habitat in the Karkloof Valley. While Covid-19 halted the staging of this event in 2021, it is not all doom and gloom.
Through the conservation portion of the participant entry fees of the 2021 event, the WILDSERIES is proud to announce that R55 200 was raised for the Karkloof Conservancy and the work they do for the conservation of the biodiversity of the Karkloof area.
“The biodiversity of the Karkloof is rich and unique. Despite the event not going ahead, we are happy to still be able to contribute towards the conservation of the Mist belt grasslands and other threatened habitats of the Karkloof Nature Reserve. We look forward to staging the Three Cranes Challenge in 2022,” comments WILDTRUST CEO, Dr Roelie Kloppers.
Jacquie Van Der Westhuizen, Vice Chairlady of the Karkloof Conservancy added, “We are proud and privileged to have WILDLANDS as partners for the Three Cranes Challenge. Their commitment to the environment, the Three Cranes event and the biodiversity of the Karkloof, in particular, is truly commendable. We look forward to hosting a very successful 2022 Three Cranes Challenge in March, which will enable us to continue our work in conserving the Three Cranes. ”
The WILDSERIES team is also excited to announce the date for the 2022 event which will be the 17th – 20th March 2022. The event format will remain as a 3-day stage event with a shorter course offered for those who wish to ‘sample’ this world class event. Please look out for the announcement of the opening date for entries soon.
The Golden Gate Challenge is taking place on 21 – 20 October and entries are still open. To enter please click here http://gg.entrysys.co.za/
3 Day stage event – 29km, 27km and 17km
One Day runs – 10km (R200) and 17km (R300)
Price: R3 400 (R2 800 + R600 Conservation fee)