For Rangers Ultra Kenya 2019
16th- 23rd September 2019
When will you know if you have a place? By the 7th May 2019
Well, what can we say about this one then? Running For Rangers is a truly unique event. Imagine the greatest week of your life- Medicine, Africa, Safari, Animals, Camping, Helicopters, Light aircraft, 4x4s- everything. Then double it- and you have the For Rangers Ultra. During this most epic of weeks. the participants will be running an ultra marathon in 5 wildlife conservancies in 5 days with all the animals and risk you would imagine. It is not for the feint hearted and is generally regarded as the most unique ultra event on the planet.
Exile Medics will be there because nothing scares us. You'll have to survive in the wilds (with Ranger help) for days at a time. This is going to take a lot from you, but give you a lot in return. You will be asked to give your all every second of every day, but not for a moment will you regret it. How can you when a baby rhino will be sharing your breakfast with you, and elephant sharing your tent, or a buffalo chasing your vehicle ?
We usually say that Kenya is the Heart of Africa. Well, this race in in the heart, right in the septum. We're talking deep deep heart. Brace yourself. Only the most resilient need apply.
Medical Students/ F1s ✔ Nurses ✔ Paramedics ✔ Physiotherapists ✔ Doctors ✔ Student/ F1 places: 1
To join the team, apply below straight away
Before you head to the application at the bottom of the page, see the details below
Cost: The For Rangers Ultra 2019 costs £180 (including the necessary yet hated VAT at 20%) for the administrative fee. You will need to buy your flight, but will receive £250 towards it from the race organisers after the event. You will need to submit a claim for this via the website so that we can keep the paper trail together. There will be no accommodation or food costs and you will be sleeping in tents on cots which are provided. You’ll bring your own food.
Dates: You should aim to be in Nairobi on the 16th September 2019, and ideally stay at the Wildebeest Eco Camp from where the event will transfer us into the field on the morning of the 17th September. This takes 5-7 hours including stops. The race will begin on the morning of the 18th September 2019 in Lewa. You will be able to fly home from the 6pm on the 23rd September. We strongly recommend that you organise a late flight, or a flight the following day to avoid the travel problems associated with Africa.
Food: You will need to bring all of your food for the week, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for each day. Cooking facilities will be boiling water at the end of each day.
Accommodation: We recommend staying at the Wildebeest Eco Camp in Nairobi on. the night of the 16th September. If you stay elsewhere, that’s fine, but you’ll need to get to the Wildebeest by 0600 on the 17th September. The Wildebeest Eco Lodge can arrange to meet you at the airport and have a variety of accommodation options. Visit their website or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
You will spend the week in tents, in which 6-8 of you will sleep. The event will provide camp beds, but you will need a good sleeping bag as it is cold at night.
Communication: Mobile phone coverage is good almost everywhere. We expect satellite phones to be in use where mobile coverage is poor.
Flights: You will need to buy your flight, but will receive £250 towards it from the race organisers after the event. You should aim to be in Nairobi on the 16th September 2019, You will be able to fly home from the 6pm on the 23rd September. We strongly recommend that you organise a late flight, or a flight the following day to avoid the travel problems associated with Africa.
Visa: Those with British passports do not currently require a visa, though if you are from other countries then please check. We recommend that you check the entry requirements before you book your flights. Please be aware that we do not know the potential impact of Brexit on travel as yet. Please check with your local Kenyan consulate prior to booking any travel that the requirements haven't changed for your particular passport.
You are not obliged to drive or operate any vehicle during this or any other Exile Medics events.
Application Deadline: 24th April 2019
Medical Students/ F1s ✔ Nurses ✔ Paramedics ✔ Physiotherapists ✔ Doctors ✔
Ready? Think you can handle it? Sure? Really Sure? Then Apply here...