Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon Challenge 2020

Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon Challenge 2020
Organised by Tusk


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Wherever we are, every one of us is experiencing the impact of COVID-19.

Across Africa the effects of the virus now threaten the livelihoods of millions of people as well as the future of the continent’s unique wildlife.  Run Wild with us in our virtual marathon challenge and wherever you are in June you can make a difference.

Please join us on a global run or wild walk from your garden, street, park, beach or treadmill! Together, we can still all make a real difference.  

This isn’t a race, there isn’t an entry fee and there’s no stop watch. 

A massive thanks to the thousands who have taken part in the Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon so far!  You’ve joined a global community of runners, walkers and riders around the world have joined forces for a common cause to raise vital funds for conservation in Africa.  Whether you covered 5km or 42km, your support has been amazing.

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. Your support has helped us raise almost £200,000 so far and shows what can be achieved when we come together in solidarity with the dedicated men and women on the frontlines of conserving Africa’s unique wildlife. Thank you.

It’s not too late to take on the challenge and to fundraise or donate for this crucial cause! Please register now if you’d like to join the global community and play your part in tackling the devastating impact of Covid-19 on our project partners.  Follow #TuskLewaSafariChallenge on social media for more updates over the coming weeks.

We’re all in this together.

If you’re based in Kenya please go to

“As the world comes together to tackle the impact of the coronavirus, please join me by participating in the Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon. I am very pleased to back Lewa and Tusk in their efforts to raise the much needed funds to protect Kenya’s wildlife and provide vital support for communities and schools across my country in this time of crisis.”

– Eliud Kipchoge EGH, Marathon World Record Holder and Lewa Ambassador

Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon Challenge 2020
Organised by Tusk

Here’s how to rise to our Virtual Challenge

1. Register

Choose a distance – 5km, 10km, 21km or 42km – and then complete the simple registration form to join.

This is a virtual event you can do at anytime whilst keeping yourself safe with social distancing. You don’t have to run or walk the full distance in one go – you may like to accumulate the miles over a few days and challenge yourself to run a mile or two a day – the choice is yours!

Register Now

If you’re based in Kenya please register via

2. Donate

There is no entry fee, but we would ask you TO MAKE A VOLUNTARY DONATION via the links below.

And please go one step further and fundraise by asking your friends, family and work colleagues to sponsor you.
Just set up your own VirginMoneyGiving (UK) or GoFundMe (USA) fundraising page.
Kenyan supporters can give their voluntary contribution using the MPESA Paybill 360550.

To help us replace the lost revenue from this year’s event, we hope that you will go the extra mile to kindly fundraise amongst your network to support the vital community and wildlife conservation initiatives that will benefit from this challenge.

Remember that many companies like to support their staff by operating a matched-giving scheme, or they may be happy to make a one-off donation towards your fundraising efforts. Please be sure to ask them.

Any offline donations should be made payable to Tusk Trust.

Please donate and fundraise as much as you can via the links below.

Virgin Money Giving (UK)

£20Suggested Donation
  • Fundraise with Virgin Money Giving

GoFundMe (USA)

$25Suggested Donation
  • Fundraise with Crowdrise

MPESA (Kenya)

KSH1000Suggested Donation
  • Fundraise with MPESA

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3. Share

Share your pics or video on social media using #TuskLewaSafariChallenge #LewaSafariMarathon #RunWildKenya


Once you have completed your chosen distance please email and share a screen grab from your preferred running app such as Strava, MapMyRun or Garmin.  Tusk will verify your donation and email you a Virtual Safari Marathon e-certificate.

“I have seen for myself the inspiring and vital work that Tusk and its many partners do throughout Africa. By combining the protection of species and habitat, education, and the delivery of real benefits to local communities, Tusk continues to highlight that preserving the natural world is in all our interests.”


Make a Difference

The annual Tusk 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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