WILDLANDS, a program of the WILDTRUST is a portfolio of terrestrial conservation and sustainable community development projects. Through the various projects, WILDLANDS supports its conservation partners in enabling them to conserve the wildlife and unique landscapes which the WILDSERIES participants support through entering the events.
The WILDSERIES aims to raise funds for conservation projects by taking participants through some of the most unique, breath-taking and WILD locations across KZN and the Free State
Taking place in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the Free State, this multi day staged event explores some of the country’s most beautiful mountain landscape; traversing restricted areas of the Park which are rarely open to the public. The event poses a serious challenge to the participants but just as the effort will take from you, so will the experience give back. The rewards of running through this stunning environment are magnified by the very tangible sense of accomplishment achieved by taking on a challenge of this magnitude.
Having worked together for the past four years, the WILDTRUST and KZN Trail Running are thrilled to be relaunching the WILDSERIES, starting with the Three Cranes Challenge 2019! Powered now by KZN Trail Running, the Series will continue to offer you a high-quality trail experience, exposing you to some of South Africa’s most exquisite, unexplored natural heritage.
A WILDLANDS initiative, the WILDSERIES was established to profile South Africa’s spectacular natural heritage while raising funds for key conservation projects. These events provide participants with the opportunity of running or mountain biking through some of our most beautiful, wildness location and have raised millions for conservation in the process. From protecting the African Wild Dog and the Bearded Vulture to incredible adventures through awe-inspiring landscapes – the WILDSERIES challenges are about more than just sports.