Thursday, 21 June 2007
Image courtesy of Lewa Conservancy's website www.lewa.org
This weekend sees the return of the Lewa Marathon at the Lewa Conservancy, about 250-300kms from Nairobi in Northern Kenya. The date for the event is the 23rd of June with events ranging from Marathon and Half-Marathon (both men and women), Corporate Team's Race, Community Team Race (usually for Members of Parliament and local officials willing to commit funds to a worthy cause in their communities) and the Kids' Race. It has a scenic environment against a back-drop of the Savannah and wild animals at the conservancy.
This event has truly come of age since its inception in 2000. Attracting athletes from across the globe, it is ranked as one of the toughest marathons run at over 5500 feet above sea level. The main sponsors Safaricom continue their support as they have for the last 7 years. The Lewa Conservancy has raised over Kshs.70000000 (approx US$ 1 million) towards conservation and community projects around Isiolo, Laikipia ,Samburu and Meru.
Well for the City dwellers, put on your running shoes, hitch a ride on your 4x4s and let's run wild at the Lewa !