Take part in a BIG challenge and make a HUGE difference for wildlife.
Race for the Rainforest is BIGGER than EVER – everyone has the chance to get involved!
Prevent extinction in Borneo YOUR WAY by doing something you love or something that challenges you, and raising money to create new areas of rainforest to support endangered wildlife.
Your fundraising will enable us to plant trees in a former oil palm plantation and allow us to protect and monitor these reforested areas. These trees will form a wildlife corridor along the Kinabatangan River between two fragments of protected rainforest, where isolated groups of orangutans currently live, expanding their rainforest habitat and allowing them to thrive once more.
By taking part in Race for the Rainforest and raising funds for Chester Zoo you are not only helping precious biodiversity that would otherwise be lost, to flourish, you are supporting local communities in Borneo and protecting the future of our planet…
FIND OUT MORE
For support in your fundraising, or to let us know how you’re planning to get involved in Race for the Rainforest, please contact Tanya on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01244 650 229.
MAKE A DONATION
If you can’t take part, but still want to help us reach our goal, then you can make a donation…
The story behind Race for the Rainforest
Back in 2019, business leader and Chester Zoo fan Rob McKay from Sherrington Associates decided it was time to take action, and got a team together to raise money and awareness to actively make positive change. And so Race for the Rainforest was born.
This ambitious team of runners from local and regional businesses were set to compete in the Borneo Ultra-Trail® Marathon this year, each running either 30, 50 or 100km through the Kinabalu National Park to raise funds with the aim of being able to buy a plot of land to work towards the reforestation of forest corridors along the Kinabatangan and so providing a vital lifeline to the species that call the area their home.
Then Covid-19 happened. All plans were put on hold and, as it stands, we have no idea when this team of intrepid adventurers may be heading to Borneo, just that it will not be in 2021 or 2022. But conservation simply cannot wait. The time for action is now.
READ ROB’S STORY
Find out why Chester business leader, Rob McKay is taking on the challenge in our blog!
Forest habitats are being lost, animals are losing their homes and carbon is being released into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming.
We’re working with partners all over the world to promote sustainable palm oil production but we can ALL do something to make a difference.