Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon Challenge 2020

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Lewa Safari Marathon Challenge 2021
Organised by Tusk and Lewa


Tusk’s Lewa Safari Marathon invites participants from all over the globe to compete in an internationally acclaimed event, running through one of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife conservancies. Regarded by Runner’s World as one of the world’s top ten “must do” marathons, runners of all abilities take part.

The Lewa Safari Marathon was first held at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in 2000 with 180 participants. In 2019 the event attracted 1,400 runners and raised more than £400,000 for projects across Kenya.  Then COVID-19 struck and forced the cancellation of the 2020 event but undeterred, the Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon took off.

You came out to make this your own, on streets, lanes and tracks from Peru to New Zealand, joining some famous faces along the way. Our sincere thanks go to everyone who took part in the Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon. A global community of runners, walkers and riders – more than 2,100 participants around the world – joined forces for a common cause to raise vital funds for conservation in Africa.  ther you ran, walked or rode 5km, 42km, or somewhere in between, the funds you donated will make a very big difference to the dedicated men and women on the frontlines of conservation throughout Kenya. And the brilliant news is that the 2020 event raised just over $300,000 (more than £225,000) which is an incredible achievement.

This event has become one of Kenya’s major sporting events. 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.  We very much look forward to welcoming you to the 2021 Lewa Safari Marathon.

— 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 —

— Entry & Disclaimer Forms for the 2021 race will be available early next year — Save

“We must continue to promote human-wildlife co-existence to protect our country’s rich natural heritage.  All these conservation efforts and partnerships can contribute towards a greater social and human development”

– Her Excellency, the First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta

Make a Difference

The annual Lewa Safari Marathon has raised more than $7.5 million for frontline conservation, schools and healthcare initiatives across Kenya. The cancellation of this year’s event is a huge loss, but by entering this Virtual Challenge we can make a real difference and provide vital funding to projects protecting endangered species and supporting the livelihoods of rural communities living alongside wildlife.

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