Hi everyone, I’m posting this on behalf of Wildlife Warriors to help spread the word about a fundraising event benefiting grizzly bears:

This September, 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.

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: Help motivate Andrew through this epic challenge by sponsoring a leg of his journey – the goal to raise $2,500 for the bears. All money raised is donated directly to the Vital Ground Foundation.

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.www.vitalground.org

Wildlife Warriors is an original initiative of Bare Essentials Magazine created to raise funds and awareness for wildlife. 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.