Tree top nature trail on hanging bridge

For just Kshs. 3,000 per person on the weekend of the marathon (25th and 26th June), runners and spectators will be transported to the Ngare Ndare Forest and given the opportunity to experience the canopy walk, a 7km guided walk through the forest and a visit to the waterfall. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • Lewa also offers the opportunity for people to spectate – and there’s plenty to do beyond watching the race and viewing the conservancy’s wildlife. The Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) and the Ngare Ndare community will be offering trips for both spectators and runners to the neighbouring Ngare Ndare Community Conservancy.
  • The Safaricom Lewa Marathon has supported NRT, and specifically the Ngare Ndare Conservancy, for a number of years, with proceeds going towards the conservancy’s operating costs and a variety of community projects.

As a keen runner, I was disappointed to find out that registration for this year’s Safaricom Lewa Marathon had filled up in a matter of hours back in February. Though space is understandably limited, it’s an indication of the event’s growing popularity, and its success as a unique fundraising mechanism for the Tusk Trust and Lewa’s community development and conservation initiatives.


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