Tusk | Charities | Baraka Challenge


Tusk has earned a reputation for providing a highly efficient solution for funding wildlife conservation programmes. For 30 years, they have helped pioneer an impressive range of successful conservation initiatives across more than 20 countries.

Instruments4africa | Baraka Challenge


Instruments4africa (I4A) is a not-for-profit (501c-3) organization formed to reinforce traditional music and the arts in Africa. Committed to cultural preservation, I4A supports artists to keep their practice alive so they can continue to empower their communities.

Saruni Adopt an Acre | Kenya | Baraka Challenge

Saruni Adopt an Acre Appeal

Saruni is a collection of deluxe, intimate safari lodges in Kenya’s private conservancies, from Samburu to the Masai Mara. We offer exclusive experiences of African wildlife, culture & wilderness in partnership with the communities.

Her Planet Earth | Vinson Massif | BARAKA

Women Lead Climate Action

It’s a privilege to embark on the Vinson Massif expedition with a team of women who are also supporting some great causes. Take a look at the UN’s Women Lead Climate Action Programme in Cambodia, as well as the Her Planet Earth page. Check out Sandra Marichal’s video about her experience in Antarctica.

The Cold Truth by Sandra Marichal | BARAKA

The Cold Truth by Sandra Marichal

Watch “The Cold Truth: An Expedition to Antarctica” by Sandra Marichal, an #up2degrees documentary about the aircon of our planet: Antarctica. Sandra says:
“Every day is magical… Every day has a beauty I’ve never seen. It’s a place that makes you feel very humble to be invited on the planet – and the least we can do is to protect and respect it.”

Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation | Charities | BARAKA

Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is passionate about Conquering Cancer in Our Lifetime. In January 2017, we successfully achieved our Billion Dollar Challenge, a historic five-year campaign securing more than $1 billion, in partnership with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, for personalized cancer medicine. With the funds and the generosity of our community of supporters, we are now in the early days of delivering on our promise of Personalized Cancer Medicine.


Baraka in MdS

Marathon des Sables was gruelling! I faced many challenges while running the Sands, but just took it one day at a time. Running an ultra marathon every day was not an easy feat, but doing it for a greater cause proves to be very motivating!

Mount Gunnbjorn Fjeld, Greenland | BARAKA

Mount Gunnbjørn Fjeld

Mount Gunnbjørn Fjeld is the highest mountain peak in the Arctic (3694m) located on the remote east coast of Greenland and forms part of the Watkins Range of nunataks (rocky mountains protruding from the glacial ice-cap)…

Off to Greenland! | BARAKA

I’m off to Greenland!

Mount Gunnbjørn Fjeld is the highest mountain peak in the Arctic (3694m) located on the remote east coast of Greenland and forms part of the Watkins Range of nunataks (rocky mountains protruding from the glacial ice-cap). From 23 May 2017 I will be climbing this magnificent summit for BARAKA! It has been a dream of mine to achieve this climb ever since I read about it…

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MdS Day 4

Today marks 100km. So far, so good, but my feet are taking a beating – blisters! I ran through dunes and over the jebel covered in sand. Tomorrow is the big distance day: 86km in one go! Not easy. I really hope this inspires people to sponsor me and donate.

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MdS Day 1

The first MdS race day spanned a distance of 30.3km through amazing scenery: dunes, rocky hills, big spaces and a big blue sky. I took it easy today and finished in just over 6 hours – a respectable placing!

The Day has arrived | BARAKA

The Day has finally arrived!

The big day has finally arrived! After a year of training and preparation, I am in Morocco and starting my Marathon des Sables race today. Let me run a kilometer for you in support of the great charities BARAKA endorses!

Golden Ridge Run | BARAKA

What is Baraka all about?

Baraka is a word I hear often in many African countries. It is blessing. My mother, Agnès Madeleine Floriet, is my constant inspiration to share Baraka – and that is why I run! Run with me to raise funds and awareness for worthy charities.