The main goal was found raise money for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, a global conservation charity saving endangered animals from extinction that has Henry Cavill as ambassador. That’s why Pete Wright e Steve Hayes started on a wild adventure: the Jungle Marathon.
On the other hand Steve went better with the jungle climate, what helped him has a good score on the race, especially during the longest stage. Pete says that “At one point he had to cross several rivers in the dark, and could see the eyes of Cayman in the waters surrounding him”. No wonder that Steve is in the top 10 that concluded the marathon.
In contrast to all the dangers of a forest, the duo had some amazing moments. Is in an unusual encounter with rare animals or hearing the sounds in the woods or even while crossing with the local communities. Pete says that they “frequently we would run with children and give them high fives”.
“We loved your country. It was so very welcoming and full of happy and beautiful people”, remark Pete, that is a football lover and was overwhelmed that they always would cross whit goal posts at each village they passed by and he completes “I understand why the Brazilians are the best in the world”.
But, when questioned about coming back to Brazil, hi answers that it would be only for tourism. At least for now. Pete and Steve are both family men, married with small children and have a common life. Steve works as a hotel manager and Pete as an accountant. That kind of adventure is only a hobby and a way to live intensely and help preserve the planet.
They wish to continue helping Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and already are planning their next adventure, with the promise of it being more extreme. The sad news is that it won’t be on Jungle Marathon 2016. “Two weeks away from home was hard without the kids”.
When they enter in this journey, the guys had the goal to raise 2000 pounds for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, but they didn’t get the mark yet, so they keep the website http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JungleMarathon2015 when it is possible to still donate. The entire amount raised will be used in the research and preservation of endangered animals around the world.