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. Whether you ran, walked or rode 5km, 42km, or somewhere in between, the funds you donated will make a very big difference to the conservation projects across Kenya supporting community development and protecting both wildlife and habitat. 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 —
*Please note: these prices are subject to confirmation and may change for 2021