By now we’re all aware of the severity of Coronavirus, and probably exhausted from the worry of it all. Whilst we don’t want to add to the stress, we do want to let you know how the Lewa Safari Marathon team are dealing with it.

We are closely monitoring daily Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates in order to act quickly and are following advice from the Kenyan Government and World Health Organisation. We will notify our participants as soon as a decision is made.

In relation to cancellations, the following terms and conditions apply:

Cancellation by Us

We may cancel the marathon for the following reasons

in the event of any unforeseeable or unexpected act or event, or for any other cause that may render it impossible to hold the marathon
we are advised to do so by the Kenyan Government
it becomes uneconomical to hold the event
In such circumstances you will have two options:

To receive a refund of entry fees, AMREF subscription and self-catering camping fees* (less transaction fees); or
Defer your entry to the 2021 event
If we have to cancel the we cannot take responsibility for any costs incurred as result of cancellation including any travel or accommodation costs.

*with regards to bookings in the Safaricom Village or Maridadi Camp please liaise with Location Africa.

Cancellation by You

Please inform us if you need to withdraw from the event for any reason. Your place is transferable but please note that change of runner deadline is the 20th of May. After the deadline, runner changes will only be made on registration day before 2.00 pm at a cost of 5,000Ksh. You can also defer your entry to the 2021 event.

If you wish to cancel your entry a full refund of the entry fee will be given up to 30 days before the event after that the entry fee is non-refundable. Accommodation and transport fees are non-refundable and non-transferable if cancellation notice is received less than 30 days prior to the event. Cancellation received more than 30 days prior to the event will result in a refund of 70% of all accommodation fees. All flight bookings must be paid in full if cancellation received less than 96 hours before departure.

If you would like to cancel or defer your participation for any reason, please get in touch with us, marathon@lewa.