ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET, GO...The Rainforest Run is back for 2021!
On Sunday 26th September, run, jog or walk 5K wherever you are in the world and collect sponsorship to help protect precious orangutan habitat.
At International Animal Rescue, we hope to inspire a global movement of committed supporters who care about the environment to take immediate action to protect the rainforest. If we conserve the rainforest and its vital ecosystems, we save our future and that of Critically Endangered species, like the Bornean orangutan.
The Rainforest Run is a ‘virtual run’, which means people all over the world will take part on the same day, in different locations. This means that ANYONE can get involved! The goal is 5K, which can be completed however you like; walking, jogging, rolling, skipping or sprinting – so long as you have fun whatever you do.
WHY IS THE RAINFOREST RUN SO IMPORTANT?
The Rainforest Run is the perfect opportunity for you to join the global movement to save “the lungs of the planet” before it is too late. Climate change and biodiversity loss are having a catastrophic effect on our world and rainforests are a vital weapon in the war against global temperature rises.
WHAT WE'RE DOING
The team at IAR Indonesia works tirelessly to protect orangutans and their forest habitats. Orphaned infant orangutans are cared for and painstakingly rehabilitated before, ultimately, being released back into the forest.
This conservation project aims to protect precious forests, the wildlife within them and the communities who live alongside them. Through forest patrols, reforestation, training in sustainable farming, research, education and the development of alternative livelihoods, the IAR Indonesia team is doing an incredible job to keep the forests that we all depend on safe and thriving.
The time to act is now - The Rainforest Run is your unique chance to help raise the vital funds needed to support this lifesaving work.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
By taking part in The Rainforest Run and completing 5K on 26th September 2021, you can help us protect precious habitats.
No matter where you are or whatever challenge you will be completing, you have the power to make a real and lasting difference to our planet.
Every step you take is a step towards a better future for generations to come… of all species!
WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Your support means so much to us. Due to the pandemic affecting every aspect of the charity over the past year, many of our fundraising events have been cancelled, resulting in a worrying loss of vital funding. The money raised from The Rainforest Run will enable us to continue our important work protecting Indonesian rainforest.
Please always ensure you are abiding by the most up to date social distancing rules and regulations set by your country.
MORE ABOUT US
RESCUE AND REHAB
With the help of the BKSDA, our dedicated team rescues and rehabilitates baby orangutans that have been sold as pets, as well as adults that have spent years in captivity, chained or locked up in tiny cages.
Our Orangutan Protection Unit comes to the aid of wild orangutans left stranded when their forest home is destroyed and relocates them into safe areas of protected forest.
Our extensive landscape conservation project involves working to protect precious orangutan habitats. The project provides an income for local communities.
Our education and outreach programmes are helping us to inspire, educate and encourage change in local communities whose lives depend on the forests around them.
The Rainforest Run is proudly sponsored by Meridian!
Meridian are leading the way in sustainable foods as the first, and only, UK nut butter brand to achieve Palm Oil Free Certification. Meridian’s delicious bars, butters and snacks are packed with nutritious energy, protein and fibre to power you through your 5K challenge!
As a special treat for all our participants, Meridian are offering 15% off on their online shop. Simply sign up to get your discount code.
GET THE T-SHIRT!
We are pleased to release our new and exclusive running t-shirt for The Rainforest Run 2021!
Made of 100% moisture wicking polyester, this technical running t-shirt is perfect no matter if you're running, walking or doing yoga this year.