Note: Currently we are looking for schools that want to test the new wilderness running concept with us this fall 2023. Digital and independent thanks to Fundoo.
Are you in? Then get in touch quickly with us!
The first five schools to sign up will receive a live lecture from us and have the exclusive opportunity to ask expedition biologist and wildlife photographer Fabian Mühlberger questions.
Our fundraising run is an opportunity for students to get active in sports and to get involved ecologically: for the protection of the world's most biodiverse rainforests, a healthy climate and a greener school at home.
You want to participate with your school? Write us a message!
In our previous wilderness runs, the participating students:inside have already protected 1,350,125m2 of rainforest forever!
As participating students, you will choose one or more sponsors before the run. These can be private individuals or companies. Together, you determine a sum of money that will be donated for each lap run. The sponsors then donate the amount to us, Wilderness International. In this way, we protect valuable rainforest together.
we organized at 68 schools in Germany from 2012 to 2020.
have participated in our lectures and runs.
we were able to put under protection forever through the donations we received.
Only 2.8% of the Earth's land surface is still intact habitat.
They still exist in Canada and Peru: thousand-year-old giant trees, salmon-fishing grizzly bears and howling wolves in the temperate rainforest of the north; liana-clad jungle giants, mysterious jaguars and playful monkeys in the tropical rainforest of the south.
The rainforests are not only the most species-rich ecosystems in the world, but also the lungs of our earth: they bind huge amounts ofCO2 in their biomass.
With the wilderness run we can protect them with combined forces!
In lectures we talk about the peculiarities and threats to these unique ecosystems.
The SV of the Gymnasium Bad Essen independently organized a wilderness run with their fellow students and thus protected 20,000m2 of rainforest in Peru forever!
The registration is done by your teachers. They register your class as a running team at fundoo and send you the class link. There you can create your profile and enter your sponsors.
Anyone can participate - regardless of whether you are in primary or secondary school, regardless of the type of school and regardless of where you are in Germany, Austria or Switzerland.
For teachers: Please email us for all registration info. You should plan at least four weeks in advance.
Decide on a date and a suitable location for the run, inform the whole school, organize helpers and, if you wish, music and photographers.
You should plan at least 3 weeks for the preparation.
We will provide you with detailed instructions for the fundraising run so that you don't forget anything.
We explain how wilderness running works and why and what we are working together for: the protection of valuable ecosystems
Start looking for people who will support you with a donation for every lap you run. Fundoo will send you a printable form for this purpose. After that, you can register your supporters online via the donation page. Or you send them a link and they enter their donation themselves.
After a welcome and warm-up, you will have one hour to run as many laps as possible.
In total, the run will take about 2 hours, plus arrival and departure if necessary.
Now tell your sponsors the number of laps you have run via your teachers or directly on fundoo. Now they have a few weeks to transfer their donation to us via fundoo. You may have to remind them again.
All participants receive a certificate of their protected forest, and the most dedicated runners even receive prizes. Sponsors receive a donation certificate.
85% for international wildlife conservation
15% for green projects at your own school
15% of the collected money can be used for your own environmental project, e.g. for a green classroom, a biotope, indoor greening, or an insect hotel.
Since 2008, we have already conducted more than 50 wilderness runs with over 40,000 students! Here you can find results, pictures and more info.