Grand Adventure for the Grizzlies

My friend Inga Yandell from Bare Essentials Magazine established an original initiative in 2007 called Wildlife Warriors. The express purpose of Wildlife Warriors is to raise funds and awareness for wildlife. This September their athlete ambassador and ultra marathon runner Andrew Hedgman, will compete in Turkey’s Lycian Way Ultra Marathon to help raise funds and awareness for Vital Ground as part of the Wildlife Warriors Initiative. This will be the first in a series of challenges he will take on around the globe to benefit all of their conservation partners.

Covering about 250km of the Ancient Lycian Way, which must be completed in six days, the route encompasses a variety of terrains, such as forest, mountains, rocky paths, beaches and steep slopes. Andrew will be running past impressive historical ruins, ancient cities, castles, and amphitheatres during the event.

Andrew’s inspiration is your support of his goal: You can help motivate Andrew through this epic challenge by sponsoring a leg of his journey – the goal to raise $2,500 for the bears.

The Vital Ground Foundation helps preserve the threatened grizzly bear, other animals, plants and natural communities through the conservation of habitat and wildlife linkage areas. You can read more about them here:

Wildlife Warriors help coordinate events and campaigns for affiliate wildlife foundations and provide educational materials and incentive rewards for fund-raising efforts on their behalf. For more information on the Wildlife Warrior initiative please visit their website at

The Grand Adventure for the Grizzlies official sponsor page is located at

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