We remain hopeful that the 2021 Lewa Marathon will go ahead but please bear with us as we navigate the issues around the global pandemic. The good news is that there will definitely be a Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon on 26th June, so if international travel is difficult, you can join in wherever you are in the world! Please check the website: www.lewasafarimarathon.com.
The course is set on dirt roads over an undulating 13-mile course through some of East Africa’s most beautiful scenery, across savannah plains, along river banks and through acacia woodland before finishing close to Lewa’s headquarters. Mount Kenya lies to the south and there are breathtaking views north towards Samburu and Mount Ololokwe.
The event offers the unforgettable experience of running alongside some of Africa’s most amazing wildlife, as the heavily protected 61,000 acre conservancy is home to over 100 rhino, herds of elephant, big cats, and a vast assortment of plains wildlife including giraffe, buffalo, the rare Grevy’s zebra and much more. The race begins in the early morning before the heat of the sun gets too much. The altitude (Lewa is at 5,550ft above sea level) adds to the challenge. The full marathon is two laps of the same course.
— The entry fee for both the full and half marathon events is £220 pp —
— Each competitor is asked to raise a minimum of £1,750 for Tusk —
— Spectator entry fees also apply & there is a children’s race —
— Watch this space for updates on 2021 Entry & Disclaimer Forms —
Please note: these prices are subject to confirmation and may change for 2021.
All the funds raised are invested directly into Tusk’s projects in Kenya – including the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. As well as seeing Lewa’s incredible wildlife that their fundraising efforts help protect, runners get the chance to visit some of the other initiatives supported by the marathon – such as local schools, water projects and health clinics – to witness firsthand the difference that the funds raised will make.
Image courtesy of Bobby Neptune