Run Wild For Rhinos Guinness World Record Attempt

Hey everyone!

Long time no blog… I’ve been a busy bee interviewing amazing people (more to follow about that!) and making videos for your enjoyment and delight.

But now the time has come to share some very exciting news with all of you!

I am attempting a Guinness World Record by running the most consecutive half marathon distances by a female. I will start on 22 September 2020 which is World Rhino Day and continue until 22 November 2020.

I even had this really cool logo done by my good friend Kat Wilkinson… a graphic designer to die for!

So this Run Wild for Rhino “expedition” is not simply about setting a new Guinness World Record. It is actually ALL about creating massive awareness for the crisis our rhinos are facing in terms of not only poaching, but now also the lockdown of all tourism activities. Our travel and tourism industry is in dire straights guys. Game reserves are battling to protect their rhinos as some of them cannot pay their protection units… this is a bad and sad state of affairs.

Furthermore I aim to raise a minimum of R62 000.00 for the OLLI foundation (One Land Love It) during this 62 day period, thus R1000.00 per day. Please note that 100% of all funds raised go directly to the foundation.

Now you may ask: “But how?” Well, I will be approaching various businesses in Port Elizabeth where my “expedition” will take place and offer them one full day of extensive promotion on social media complete with tagging, promotions and interviews on Facebook and the likes.

For that day the run will start and finish at that particular business and I will run loops around the business so that we create a buzz. The life size fiber glass rhino, OLLI will also be in attendance and we will be running a “where in the world is OLLI today” campaign to attract people (potential customers) to the business of the day.

I will am also reaching out to high profile people to run with me, either in person or virtually where we will link up on Facebook during the run and these high profile people will also promote the various businesses and give shout outs on social media.

More will follow! If however you are keen on having your business featured please get hold of me on sharon@gowellwithsharon.com to make the necessary arrangements.

If you want to watch the video, click here.

To listen to the podcast, click here.

To make a donation to the One Land Love It Foundation, click here.

Until next time, keep running wild!

Yours in Rhino Conservation

Sharon

Podcast Launch: Run Wild With Sharon – A Conservation Adventure

And so it is finally launched! My podcast! Subscribe, download and listen… IT’S FREE!!!!

I am SO proud to announce that I am now officially an OLLI ambassador and will be spending 2020 (and beyond) running and campaigning and doing awesome and fun stuff for rhino conservation in collaboration with Wayne and Nikki Bolton, the founders of the One Land Love It Foundation (OLLI) that was established in 2015 and formalised in 2018 as a non profit company (NPC).

I’ve always been in awe and totally motivated and inspired by the tireless efforts the Boltons put into conservation and in Wayne’s sheer tenacity as he cycled around 8000km over two self-funded expeditions creating a “frontier” of conservation and linking numerous SANPARKS and private game reserves with his two expeditions.

My aim will not only be to raise funds for OLLI and the great work they do but also to “move from caring to doing” and making my running miles matter by actually helping to spread awareness and educate people with regards to conservation, the issues faced, the very real atrocities that is taking place and what we can do to help as ordinary citizens. Because AMAZING things happen when ordinary people start caring and doing as a collective…

I will be attempting the Addo 100 mile race in less than 4 weeks and this will be the “official” start of my quest as an OLLI ambassador and collaborator and there will be many initiatives following the 100 mile race right up to World Rhino Day and the #OLLIMove initiatives planned for and around World Rhino Day plus an exciting running expedition by me… but more to follow soon…

So, my challenge to all of you is simple:

  1. Donate at least $1 (R15) to the awesome OLLI Foundation. (ALL donations go directly to OLLI)
  2. Start moving! Whether you run, walk, crawl, dance, jump, climb… it doesn’t matter – just MOVE.

Remember folks, it all starts with YOU. You are key in the conservation quest. Join me as a fellow Wildlife Warrior and let’s all move from “caring to doing”.

Until next time – remember to make your miles matter.

Yours in conservation goals

Sharon