Congratulations Rhino Runners 2018!

Katie Stirling, fastest female in team rhino 2018

A massive congratulations and huge thank you to all of our rhino runners who took part in 2018’s London Marathon!

In what proved to be the hottest London Marathon on record, our rhino runners took to the capitals most prestigious road race in full force, with over 60 runners representing team rhino. We are so proud of every one of our runners who has helped to raise vital funds for rhino conservation throughout Africa and Asia.

Our first runner to finish was Thomas Mbiza, a ranger from Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou National Park. He finished with a very impressive time of 03:29:56. Our fastest female runner was Katie Stirling, finishing in 03:41:51.

Callum, Krystina and Thomas - Credit Doug Goodman

Callum, Krystina and Thomas from Gonarezhou, Zimbabwe

Our costume runners did superbly in the warm conditions, with every single one of them crossing the finish line. First to return to us was Callum Duncan, head of security for the Gonarezhou Conservation Trust, with a time of 05:07:49. Liz Berry was the quickest female costume runner with a time of 07:09:53.

Liz Berry and Cathy Dean - Credit Doug GoodmanL

Liz Berry (costume) and Cathy Dean, Save the Rhino C.E.O

So far team rhino have raised an incredible £129,825 for rhino conservation!

If you’re interested in joining our 2019 team, please enquire about Save the Rhino’s charity places by emailing us at We do ask all potential Rhino Runners to enter the Virgin Money London Marathon ballot between Monday 1 May and 17:00 on Friday 4 May 2018. You can read more about the ballot here, ballot results will be released in late 2018.

If you have any questions please email for more information.

All images credited to: Doug Goodman

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