After two year’s suspension due to Covid-19, the Lewa Safari Marathon returns to Kenya on Saturday 25th June! All funds raised from this unique event are invested directly into Tusk’s projects in Kenya – including the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
The annual Lewa Safari Marathon, organised by Tusk in partnership with the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Safaricom, invites participants from all over the globe to compete in an internationally acclaimed event, running through one of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife conservancies and a World Heritage Site. Regarded by Runner’s World as one of the world’s top ten “must do” marathons, runners of all abilities take part. Individuals and corporate teams enjoy an unforgettable experience running alongside some of Africa’s most amazing wildlife and witnessing firsthand the difference made by the funds raised.
The 2022 marathon takes place on Saturday 25th June.
Held in partnership with the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Safaricom, the event is regarded as one of Kenya’s top sporting events. This unique marathon has raised millions of dollars to fund Tusk supported wildlife conservation and community development in Kenya over the last 22 years. Supporting the recovery of Kenya’s black rhino population from the brink of extinction, protecting the world’s critically endangered Grevy’s zebra, and providing healthcare, water and improved infrastructure for communities, to funding Lewa education programmes, the funds this marathon raises are invaluable to thousands across the country.
However, these projects now face perhaps their greatest challenge to date – mounting a recovery plan in the face of social and economic crises. The Covid-19 pandemic’s harsh legacy will continue for many years to come. Both the 2020 and 2021 races were cancelled in Kenya – leaving communities even more vulnerable than before.
So lace up your shoes and join us on the start line at the annual Lewa Safari Marathon 2022 on Saturday 25th June to support of Kenya’s rural communities and its iconic wildlife.
The 2021 Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon saw almost 1,500 runners from 46 countries all around the world take to their local streets, tracks and parks in support of Kenya’s wildlife and communities.
Pippa Middleton - Full Marathon competitor 2015
It was tough - tougher than anything I’d been faced with before and required every inch of my energy, stamina and stubbornness... What got me through was the knowledge of what we were raising money for, the children who sang for us in their classroom built by Tusk and the communities that will benefit from a new reservoir. This is what the Safari Marathon is about.