Release your inner Kalenjin and join several runners at the Safaricom Marathon in the Lewa Conservancy on Saturday 24th June 2017. Sweat as you run in raving temperatures and dusty plains, in one of most challenging marathons, knowing that your struggle is for a charitable cause.
The annual event is held to raise funds for wildlife conservation and community development, with up to 1,400 runners from all over the globe participating each year. Now in its 17th year, the theme “You run, I win” seeks to raise awareness about the projects and communities that have benefitted from funds raised through the Marathon. This includes community initiatives revolving around education, healthcare, employment and economic empowerment in different geographies, with beneficiaries spanning Central, Northern, Western, Rift and Coastal regions.
Keeping to the tradition of the title sponsor, Safaricom will donate of KES 14 million.
The Safaricom Marathon will have three race categories: the 5KM Children’s Fun Run for 10 to 14 year olds and 15-17 year olds, the Half Marathon (21KM) for individuals, teams and corporates, and the Full Marathon (42KM), which is open to individual runners.
Last year, defending champion and four-time winner Fridah Lodepa took the women’s title once again when she finished the Marathon in a time of 2:48:22 while Philemon Baaru took the men’s first position in 2:22:42.