Head to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya to compete in Tusk’s Safaricom Marathon on Saturday, 25th June 2016. This internationally acclaimed event is regarded by Runner’s World as one of the world’s top 10 “must-do” marathons. However, runners of all abilities can take part – from walkers and amateurs, to professional marathon runners.
The course is set at 5,550ft above sea level on dirt roads over an undulating 13-mile course across savannah plains, along riverbanks and through acacia woodland. There are three race categories: the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and Children’s Race.
The scenic 61,000 acre wildlife conservancy is home to over 100 black and white rhino, herds of elephant and a vast assortment of plains game including zebra, giraffe and buffalo. The route is monitored by a large and experienced team of rangers, with two helicopters and a spotter plane in the air throughout the race.
In 2015, the event raised a staggering US$640,000 for healthcare, education and community programmes across Kenya, such as Lewa Conservancy, the Mount Kenya Trust, Northern Rangelands Trust and Local Ocean Trust, as well as many more. The impact of this event demonstrably changes people’s lives, while also helping to protect Africa’s unique wildlife and environment.