About the Lewa Safari Marathon

The Lewa Safari Marathon was originally scheduled for Saturday 27th June, but in light of the global COVID19 pandemic, the event will now be staged in June 2021.

In its place we are inviting runners to take up our ‘Virtual’ Lewa Safari Marathon Challenge to run (or walk) either 5km, 10km, 21km or 42km this June to help raise vital funds for a range of wildlife conservation projects, schools, clinics and community programmes across Kenya.

Instigated in August 2000 and organised by Tusk, our marathon attracts participants to compete in an internationally acclaimed event and to run through one of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife conservancies. Regarded as one of the world’s top ten “must do” marathons, runners of all nationalities and abilities take part. The event has become a major sporting and social event in Kenya with individuals and corporate teams enjoying an unforgettable experience running alongside some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife and witnessing first-hand the impact of the funds raised.

Since its inception the event, which includes the option to run either a full or half marathon, has raised over $7.5m for projects across Kenya.

See the video below to gain a good idea of what overseas runners can expect to experience. And if you would like to register your interest to run in 2021, please email info@tusk.org.

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“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.”

– HRH THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE KG, KT

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“I can’t remember another event where I was so captivated by my surroundings . . . I felt connected with the fabric of life in eastern Africa.”

-Scott Jurek, Renowned Ultramarathon runner and author of NY Times Bestseller, ‘Eat and Run’

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For questions about the
Lewa Safari Marathon 2021:

Contact Tusk to Register your Interest

Overseas Corporate Teams: adele@tusk.org
Overseas Individuals: mary-jane@tusk.org
Kenyan Residents: marathon@lewa.org
Kenyan Corporate Teams: ivy@tusk.org