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Safaricom Marathon

We’re sure you must have learnt everything there is to know about the annual Safaricom Marathon. That it’s been voted one of the world’s ‘must do’ marathons and is run on one of the most exceptional terrains in the breathtakingly beautiful Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. You’ve probably heard it described as ‘the ultimate bucket list challenge’ or as one runner called it- ’a true test of mental toughness’- and at the risk of sounding clichéd- a truly life-changing experience.

Well-earned bragging rights aside, the marathon has remained at its core unequivocally dedicated to the causes which spurred its inception 17 years ago- conservation and the enhancement of community livelihoods. The effects of the impressive $6.1 million sum raised to date will undoubtedly be felt for generations to come- among other things benefitting over 10,000 school children, funding projects that provide clean water to over 15,000 people in Lewa’s surrounding communities and enabling the purchase of life-saving equipment for 8 hospitals and clinics. 

Therefore this year, whether you’re a newbie, amateur or pro, we invite you to be part of this amazing effort and to test your grit alongside 1,300 other runners on the 24th of June 2017. 

Registration for the 2017 event is now closed. If you'd like to be added to the waiting list please email us on marathon@lewa.org.


Photo: Martin Nyakabete

Most of you had fun posing at last year's 'Photo Op' moment. You can download your picture, share it with friends and family and post on your Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! CLICK HERE to find and download your image. All pictures by Martin Nyakabete.