Cheetah Fit Challenge 2024

Sep 21 - Oct 6, 2024

  • Location: CCF's Worldwide Affiliates and Chapters
  • Venue: In Your Area

September 21 to October 6, 2024
Registration starts July 14 – don’t wait

Join the Global Movement to #SaveTheCheetah!

Cheetah Fit Challenge – Make a difference for yourself and for the cheetah!

This self-directed event provides you with the flexibility to decide your fitness activity, solo or or lead/join a team with friends, family or colleagues, and help us raise awareness and funds to combat the combat the illegal wildlife/pet trade (IWT) in the Horn of Africa and human-wildlife conflict (HWC).

Whether you run, walk, bike, swim, paddle, hike, climb, etc. it all counts for the Cheetah Fit Challenge and your fundraising will help us for the care of cheetahs at CCF in Namibia or Somaliland.

Corporate teams are welcome with special registration!

A special sign listing the names of the fundraising leaders – bronze (US$300+), Silver (US$600+) and Gold (US$1,000+) – will be posted at one of our centers and communicated in our Newsletter post event.

Join our challenge that prioritizes your fitness and also helps CCF provide full spectrum care for cheetahs at our Centres in Namibia and in Somaliland. Let’s stand together to protect and care for injured, and orphaned cheetahs as part of the work to save these incredible big cats in the wild for future generations!

This is your chance to make a difference for the cheetah and to contribute to the fight against HWC and the IWT by spreading the word. Tell your friends and family to join the challenge. Get your employers to sponsor or join the challenge as a team.

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What does “Cheetah Fit” mean?

  • Whole-Body Wellness: In the wild, cheetahs are the epitome of agility and speed, capable of reaching speeds up to 75 mph in short bursts. However, these bursts are balanced with long periods of rest, during which they recover and conserve energy. At CCF, rescued cheetahs receive rigorous exercise to maintain their physical strength and ample opportunities to rest, mirroring their lives in the wild.
  • Nutrition and Care: Proper nutrition plays a crucial role in the health of cheetahs. At CCF, each cheetah’s diet is carefully managed to ensure optimal health. The critical components of their overall care include regular veterinary check-ups, enrichment and personalized attention.

Your Participation in the Challenge:

Self-directed fitness event that allows you to:

  • Choose Your Activity: Tailor the challenge to your own fitness and wellness goals. Whether it’s running or yoga, bicycling or walking the dog, your chosen activity reflects the holistic approach of the challenge. Embrace activities that resonate with your lifestyle and interests – in a team or solo. There are several free fitness apps available to track your movement or set-up a training plan for you like Nike Training Club, Strava, Fiton Workouts & fitness Plans, etc.
  • Fundraise for Cheetahs: You will fundraise to support your fitness goal. Your efforts will directly support CCF, aiding in the full care of rescued cheetahs and support programs to reduce HWC and combat the IWT of cheetah cub as pets. This is an opportunity to turn your passion for fitness into an active way of supporting. Your fundraising of US$300 and over will be recognized on a sign – three levels: Bronze (US$300+), Silver (US$600+) and Gold (US$1,000+) – at one of our centres and newsletter post event.
  • Flexible Participation: Whether you’re a solo enthusiast or a team player, this challenge welcomes all. Rally your friends, family, or colleagues to join in, or embrace the challenge on your own. Every participant adds strength to our impact.
  • International Involvement: No matter where you are, you can be a part of this vital cause. The challenge, launched first in Canada, is now open to international participants. CCF affiliates in Canada, France, Germany , UK and US are all in for this challenge. Registration will open on July 14.

Resident Cheetah Care is “Cheetah Fit”

CCF's Field Conservation Centres in Namibia and Somaliland care for over 130 cheetahs rescued from human-wildlife conflicts or illegal wildlife trade. Most cannot return to the wild. CCF has been working with local communities living alongside the cheetah so that they benefit from better farming practices, ecotourism, and new employment opportunities, hence reducing the poaching and killing of cheetahs.

Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) has affiliates across the globe including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherland , United Kingdom and United States. Most are registered charities in their country with a goal to raise awareness and funding to support conservation and education programs in Namibia and Somaliland to ensure that the cheetah – the world’s fastest land animal – is saved from extinction. Facing many threats, including human-wildlife conflict and illegal wildlife trade due to the demand-driven pet trade in the Middle East, the cheetah needs our support.


Registration Opens July 14

If you have any questions about this event, please send your question to

16 Days of Self-Directed Fitness for a Critical Cause: Make a difference for yourself and for the cheetah!

Do it your way, in your own time, sign up as an individual or form a coalition with friends, family and colleagues. Corporations can also can join in as a Corporate Team.

Currently, CCF has over 130 cheetahs under their care. In Namibia, CCF has close to 30 cheetahs which have been rescued as orphaned or injured cheetah due to HWC. While at CCF Somaliland – Cheetah Rescue and Conservation Centre (CRCC), the team is caring for over 100 cheetahs rescued from the IWT, driven by the demand for exotic pets.

Choose any fitness goal to complete during the event:

  • You can do something every day, or only once during the two-week period, or any other schedule that works for you!
  • You can run, walk, golf, bike, swim, kayak – any activity you choose!
  • You can do the activity alone, or you can lead a team with friends, family, or colleagues!
  • Share your activities on social media #CheetahFit

Set a financial goal:

  • Ask family, colleagues and friends for donations.
  • Share the threats to the cheetah survival on your social media and reason for your participation (see participant kit for ideas)
  • All donations received from the Cheetah Fit Challenge 2024 will be used to offset the costs for the full care provided to the rescued cheetahs at our centres.

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Individual and /or Team registration
For team participation, the team leader needs to register as an individual and then create the team. The team leader would then send the send instruction to individual team members to register and associate themselves with the team.

Corporate Team – up to 10 members
One registration for each corporate team of up to 10 members. Only the team captain needs to register, and all members of the team are working to achieve the team fitness and financial goal.

Not interested in participating but want to support the cheetah?

If you have any questions about this year’s challenge, please send us an email to

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