Anyone that knows the Kimberley immediately appreciates the value of untouched natural environments, unspoiled natural river systems and intact ecosystems. We see the value of nature as it should be - a natural asset to be protected and valued. All money raised from the 45km Mitchell Plateau Fun Run will be donated to the WWF's Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund, to help undo some of the carnage of Australia's recent bushfire crisis and to help restore natural habitat and rehabilitate native wildlife.
The run will start and end at Camp Creek on the Mitchell Plateau in the far northwest Kimberley, with Mitchell Falls/Punamii-Unpuu being the mid-point.
For anyone who knows the area you'll know this is a tough 45km. It is essentially a 38km trail run on rocky, uneven conditions with a 7km obstacle course in the middle involving creek crossings, fallen trees and slippery boulders. In a nutshell, this is going to hurt.
All donations hugely appreciated!
Thanks for your support,
(This is not a public event. The Mitchell Plateau is closed during the Wet season due to seasonal flooding).
About the Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund:
"Right now, Australia is burning. The nation is being ravaged by the most devastating bushfire season the country has ever seen.
So far, it is estimated that about 12 million hectares of Australian land have been burned. At least 32 lives have been lost and over 2,700 homes lost. WWF is greatly saddened by the loss of life and homes, as well as all the injuries, pain and suffering caused by the bushfires.
NSW has declared a state of emergency and Victoria a state of disaster, and major fires are raging in South Australia and Western Australia.
And while trees burn, our wildlife also suffers.
It’s been estimated that around 1.25 billion animals have been killed across Australia to date. This includes thousands of koalas and other iconic species such as kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburras, cockatoos and honeyeaters burnt alive, and many thousands more injured and homeless.
The catastrophic megafires sweeping our country are greatly exacerbating the species extinction crisis we’re already facing. Yet this is just the beginning. That's why WWF-Australia has called for immediate global support to establish a AUD$30 million Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund."
- Victor Annett
- Stephen Annett
World Wide Fund for Nature Australia
Donations are 100% tax deductible.