20 Years Of The Safaricom Marathon

20 Years Of The Safaricom Marathon
Mzee John Rwengo Gituchi, a participant in all editions of the Safaricom Marathon

On the 29th of June 2019, Safaricom in partnership with Tusk Trust and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy will celebrate the 20thEdition of Safaricom Marathon scheduled to take place at the Lewa conservancy.

Since inception, the annual marathon has raised over Kshs 750 million which has gone into wildlife conservation, construction and equipping of schools, provision of equipment at health facilities and engaging in sustainable harvest and use of water.

20 Years Of The Safaricom Marathon
Mzee John Rwengo Gituchi, a participant in all editions of the Safaricom Marathon in Lewa poses with the newly unveiled 20th Safaricom Marathon in Lewa logo to mark the launch of the 20th Edition of the Safaricom Marathon in Lewa at the Michael Joseph Centre.

The Marathon has also enabled over 10,000 children get education, while 40,000 people now have access to healthcare and 50,000 people annually benefit from agroforestry, irrigation and infrastructure initiatives.

To mark its 20thEdition, the marathon seeks to raise Kshs 100 million ; 20 times the amount it raised in the year 2000.

20 Years Of The Safaricom Marathon
Mzee John Rwengo Gituchi, a participant in all editions of the Safaricom Marathon

The Marathon will have three categories of runners which include; 5km children’s fun race for children aged 10 to 17 years, the 21 km half marathon which will include team races and the 42km full marathon.

Registration opens on the 27thFebruary 2019 viawww.safaricommarathon.co.ke

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