For Rangers Ultra Marathon, Kenya

A 230km self-sufficient ultra marathon through the Kenyan safari

This is Kenya. In the shadow of Mount Kenya, you run through multiple conservancies teeming with East Africa’s iconic wildlife and support the brave rangers who protect them.

Under the watchful eye of the Rangers, you will share your safari with rhino, elephants, impala, zebra, giraffe and more. The challenging terrain varies from baking grasslands, rocky hills, riverbeds and montane forest.

In this beautiful place, a war is being fought. A war between armed and organised poaching cartels and the Rangers. The Rangers are the thin wall separating Africa’s last remaining elephants and rhinos from a multibillion-dollar trade in wildlife goods.

In partnership with Save the Rhino and For Rangers, an international group who provide equipment and welfare support to those protecting Africa’s legacy, we bring you an opportunity to join the fight by taking on a life changing ultra marathon in Africa, the home of long distance running.

This is the For Rangers Ultra. Follow us to adventure.

Race Details

  • Location: Kenya
  • Distance: 230 kms
  • Stages: 5 stages in 5 days
  • Terrain: Plains, Grassland, Mountains & Dry River Beds 
  • Red Jersey Stage: The Maassai Rush
  • Base Camp: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
  • Finish: Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Daytime Temperature: 15°C / 34°C
  • Evening Temperature: 2°C / 12°C
  • Daylight Hours: 12
  • Airport: Nairobi
  • Event Duration: 8 days
  • Accommodation: Under Canvas
  • Places Available: 100

Get your Race Information Pack

Find out everything you need to know about the For Rangers Ultra by downloading our free race information pack. It includes the travel itinerary, kit list, race rules and a daily breakdown of each race stage.

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The For Rangers Ultra Documentary

Follow a group of runners and discover what it's like to take on the For Rangers Ultra through Kenya.

What's next?

Interested to take part in the Beyond The Ultimate – For Rangers Ultra? Schedule a call with one of our Race Directors, explore race footage and runner testimonials on our YouTube channel or download your race information pack.


Nick Watson

The best thing I've ever done. I've seen rhinos and elephants every day. Everything about this race is so special, you've just got to come and do this.

For Rangers Ultra Finisher 2018


Jacqui Palmer

An incredible race in a beautiful landscape, with so many helpful and caring volunteers. Running in a raw and untouched landscape with elephant, rhino, giraffe and zebras was epic.

For Rangers Ultra Finisher 2019


Simon Small

I can't find a single negative about this race. The logistics were incredible with helicopters, planes and Rangers watching over us. The course is epic and I loved every single minute.

For Rangers Ultra Finisher 2018

For Rangers FAQs

For Rangers gives you the unique opportunity to take on an ultra set in the most stunning of safari areas in the world. Part of your entry fee is donated to Save the Rhino projects and the rest of the fee covers the teams and logistics to bring this race to life:

  • GPS tracking ensuring your safety.
  • Manned check-points and camps with medical and support staff.
  • Provision of drinking water on the course and hot water for preparing food at all camps.
  • Race accommodation under canvas.
  • Transfers to and from the race.
  • Storage and carriage of luggage during the race.
  • Digital watermarked copies of all photos captured by our professional adventure photographer.
  • Race coverage for friends and family back home.
  • Race T-Shirt and Finishers Medal.
  • Donation to our woodland project to offset carbon from flights.
  • Celebratory meal and finish line celebrations.


What’s not included in your entry fee are your flights, additional hotel stays, equipment and clothing (please see kit list) and food and drink during the race (other than water provided at checkpoints and camps).

Each runner is responsible for carrying all items listed on the mandatory kit list (which can be found in the race information pack) throughout the event. That means all your clothes, medical supplies, food and sleeping kit will be on your back. This doesn’t mean you’re on your own, though. There’ll be a constant supply of clean drinking water, and boiling water for the preparation of freeze-dried meals, at every camp, as well as drinking water at each checkpoint. Checkpoints are placed approximately every 10km, and there you will find a small shelter, a qualified medic and another supply of clean drinking water.

At BTU, we’re determined to be as open as possible in our entrance criteria. We believe everyone should have a chance to take on one of these life-changing challenges. That said, a significant level of physical fitness is needed to take on races like ours in relative safety. Therefore, we ask that anyone entering one of our races has, at least, finished a marathon-length event within 12 months of their chosen race.

We would always recommend every competitor purchases appropriate insurance to cover the costs of your entry fee and your participation in any BTU event should you not be able to take part. Once a staged payment has been made it is non-refundable. Please read our terms and conditions before making your payment.

You can secure your place by paying £2,800 in full when you enter or spread the cost over four equal instalments. Payments can be made online via your debit or credit card.

£700 – deposit due on entry

£700 – 1st payment due 270 days before race start

£700 – 2nd payment due 180 days before race start

£700 – Final payment due 90 days before race start

Payment schedule

To secure your place in the race, you will need to make a deposit payment of £700 on entry. The remaining fee can be split over three further payments. Alternatively, you can pay in full when you enter.

You can use your debit or credit card to make your payment online. Stripe Payments handles the steps between you providing your card information and learning that the payment has been accepted. Some of the world’s largest companies, including Amazon and Shopify use Stripe.


Pay a £700 deposit on entry to secure your place.

270 days before race

Payment of £700 is now due.

180 days before race

Payment of £700 is now due.

90 days before race

Final payment of £700 is now due.

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