New Rhino Charge Website

It’s HERE! Our NEW WEBSITE is now LIVE! We have been working around the clock to create a new website that works for our competitors, spectators and our sponsors!
There are loads of new features and information on the website so make sure you go and check it out…

Click on the link www.rhinocharge.co.ke

Rhino Charge 2019 in Why I Love Kenya Magazine

#RhinoCharge 2019 and we absolutely love this article that Why I Love Kenya magazine has done on this incredible event and the money it raises for the Rhino Ark Kenya Charitable Trust.

Here is a snippet from the article:

“The Rhino Charge is a conservation crusade in pursuit of a global eco-grail during which the competitors are doing much more than using their skill and judgement to navigate their way around 13 checkpoints in ten hours: they’re also raising money to save some of the planet’s most precious commodities: forests and water.

Life depends on water: water depends on forests. But forests now only cover around 7% of Kenya’s total land area, which is 3% less than that recommended by the United Nations. Forests are not only the lungs of the planet, but also the guardians of our future. In Kenya, the forests are estimated to harbour around half of the indigenous tree and shrub species, 40% of large mammals, 70% of threatened mammals, 30% of birds and 35% of butterflies. They also produce timber, fruit, medicine, fodder, domestic fuel and a livelihood for many thousands of forest-dependent people while laying down fossil fuels for the future, promoting rainfall, preventing drought, enriching the soil and preventing erosion.

The Rhino Charge event aims to raise funds to support the activities of the Rhino Ark Kenya Charitable Trust, a non-government organization committed to the conservation of the rhino population of the Aberdare National Park against the wider backdrop of conserving Kenya’s mountain range ecosystems, protecting her water catchment areas, reducing human versus wildlife conflict and promoting community harmony and prosperity.

Since its inception in 1989, the event has raised US dollars 15 million and built the world’s longest stretch of conservation fence.”

To read the whole article click on the link below.

https://whyilovekenya.com/WILK12/WILK_MAGAZINE_ISSUE_12.html

#RhinoCharge #Conservationheroes

Prize-giving for distance-related awards, auction of the Chairman’s Discretion Entry, preview of the Spirit of the Charge 2015

The Prize-giving ceremony for distance-related awards will take place at the Purdy Arms (61, Marula Lane, Karen) on 4th July 2015 with free entry and a cash bar for refreshments.

The programme is as follows:

  • 5:00pm – Prize-giving for distance related awards;
  • 5:45pm – Auction of the RC 2016 Chairman’s Discretion Entry;
  • 7:00pm – Preview of the film, “Spirit of the Charge 2015”.

The Auction of the Chairman’s Discretion Entry will be a unique opportunity to get an entry to the Rhino Charge 2016 for those who missed out on their entry on 1st July 2015 when all available entries were taken by 7:15am.

The rules of the Auction are as follows:

  • Minimum reserve & starting pledge is KES 1million;
  • Pledge increases on the reserve are in increments of KES 50,000;
  • No participation in the Auction by telephone will be allowed;
  • Winning pledge will have to (i) complete the 2016 entry form and the pledge form to suit pledge amount, (ii) pay the KES 2,000 entry fee, and (iii) pay the KES 38,000 advance sponsorship;
  • All other Rhino Charge rules apply.

Rhino Charge 2015 Results Released

Finally the Rhino Charge 2015 distance-related results are out. As announced at Prize giving on 1st June 2015, further reconciliation and analysis of the GPS data was required this year to provide the distance-related results. The processing of the GPS data has now been successfully concluded and the results are ready.

The event was won by Mark Glen (Team 48) in Car 48 with a distance of 32.051 km. Second was Sean Avery (Team Bundufundi) in Car 38 with a distance of 32.289 km. The third position went to Manee Choda (Team Ole Choda) in Car 06 with a distance of 32.423 km.

The Rhino Charge 2015 raised KES 108,617,802, in keeping with the above KES 100 million mark broken for the second time in the 27-year history of the Rhino Charge. This beats last year’s figure of KES 102 and the previous year’s figure of KES 90 million.

The top three fundraisers for this year were Car 5 – Alan McKittrick (KES 7,595,979), Car 23 – Peter Kinyua (KES 5,620,000), and Car 35 – Mark Tilbury (KES 4,546,925). Funds raised by each team is provided here.

Winner of the most prestigious Victor Ludorum – highest fundraiser and best placed by formula – was won by Alan McKittrick in Car 5. Alan McKittrick’s team remains the highest fundraiser for 13 years in a row. Last year, Car 5 raised KES 7,236,768 slightly below this year’s figure. Since Car 5 entered the Charge in 1989, the team has raised a staggering amount of KES 116,073,282.

The exciting Rhino Charge event lived up to expectation for the entrants who were flagged off at 7:30 am from the spread of guard posts scattered through the rugged rock strewn hills and gulleys of Kalepo (Namunyak Conservancy).

In a tough contest at the Gauntlet, James Boorman (Team 53) in Car 53 took the first position with a distance of 2.90 km. Second position was a tie between Gray Cullen (The Smiling Shenzies) in Car 22 and Jaspal Matharu (Fat Rhinos) in Car 24 both with a distance of 2.92 km.

The modified vehicles category was won by by Mark Glen in Car 48. Peter Castle (Team The Dik-Diks) in Car 39 won the unmodified category coming 15th overall with a distance of 38.543 km.

Best placed overseas entrant was Peter Castle in Car 39 placed 15th overall in the event. Petra Somen (Team Bushbabes) in Car 19 was awarded the Coupe Des Dames award.

The Tiger Line (Vineyard – Hardi) was won by Brandon Barbour (Team Car 57) in Car 57 covering a distance of 1.119 km. Tiger Line (Brookhouse – Greensteds) was won by Tony Hughes (Team Hoozie) in Car 33 covering a distance of 5.629 km.

WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT & SEE YOU IN 2016

2015 Rhino Charge Fundraising

The 2015 ‪‎Rhino Charge‬ raised around 4.2 million for the host community and broke its previous record by raising 108 million for Rhino Ark Charitable Trust projects.

Results

  • Fundraising awards
    • Rhino Charge – Car 5 won the top fundraiser award with 7,595,979 KES raised
    • Rhino Charge – Car 23 Mpesa Team won the second highest fundraiser award with 5,620,000 KES raised
    • Rhino Charge – Car 35 The Hog Charge won the third highest fundraiser award with 4,546,925 KES raised
  • Peter Castle with Rhino Charge – Car 39 receives the international team award
  • Daniel mcMillan who is 19 gets awarded with Kamran Fazal Memorial Trophy for youngest Rhino Charger he was with Car 12
  • Car 32 wins Rhino Charge “properly shafted award” after their car burnt out fully
  • Rhino Charge Car 26 wins ‘Spirit of the Charge’ award – incredible story will follow soon, but they competed in a regular unmodified Land Rover

Full results for the Rhino Charge need further consolidation and will be released as soon as possible.

Thank you to everyone that has been involved this year. Every competitor, spectator, official & supporter has helped to raise this money for conservation.