The 17th annual Safaricom Marathon is approaching this Saturday, June 25 and Mara Elephant Project is thrilled to be participating. This fundraising event will host 1,200 runners from over 20 different countries at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and is regarded as one of the toughest in the world; taking place mostly on a dirt path with Mount Kenya looming to the south.
Organized by MEP partners Tusk Trust and Lewa Conservancy, we are proud to have 10 runners participating this year including MEP CEO Marc Goss and Field Administrator Wilson Sairowua. In the 2015 marathon, we placed 6th out of 111 teams. We’ll see if we can increase that standing this year!
Since its inception the event has raised over $5 million. Last year alone bringing in $640,000 for Tusk and Lewa. Both share a common goal to use wildlife conservation as a catalyst to alleviate poverty, reduce conflict and improve education and livelihoods in rural areas rich in biodiversity.
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