Safaricom PLC Director Consumer Business, Charles Kare (L), Jackline Mwendwa and Lewa Conservancy Chief Executive Officer, Mike Watson unveil the 20th Safaricom Marathon in Lewa logo to mark the launch of the 20th Edition of the Safaricom Marathon in Lewa at the Michael Joseph Centre.
The Safaricom Marathon 2019 has been slated to take place on Saturday 29th June 2019 in Lewa Conservancy. The annual marathon is an initiative of Tusk Trust and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in partnership with Safaricom, who are the title sponsors.
The marathon, which is in its 20th year, has raised over Ksh. 750 million. This year, the marathon seeks to raise Ksh. 100 million to support various projects.
The money that has been raised has gone to support wildlife conservation, construction and equipping of schools, provision of equipment at health facilities and engaging in sustainable harvest and use of water. The marathon has also enabled over 10,000 children get education, while 40,000 people now have access to healthcare and 50,000 people annually benefit from agroforestry, irrigation and infrastructure initiatives.
Among the projects that have been benefited from the funds raised include:
Northern Rangelands Trust
Mt. Kenya Trust
Ngare Ndare Forest Trust
Space for Giants
Koiyaki Guide School
Olare Orok Conservation Trust
Lamu Marine Conservation Trust
Watamu Turtle Watch
Bongo Surveillance Project
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Big Life Foundation
The Safaricom Marathon 2019 will have three race categories:
5KM Children’s Fun Run for 10 to 14 year olds and 15-17 year olds
Half Marathon (21KM) for individuals, teams and corporates
Full Marathon (42KM), which is open to individual runners
The Safaricom Marathon 2019 will be held on Saturday 29th June 2019 in Lewa. You can register to run in the marathon here safaricommarathon.co.ke/register. Spectators can also join in the fun and watch other people run in the wild.