Lewa Marathon

The Annual lewa event marathon is perfect for any runner in the quest of adventure. It is also the only race of its kind that runs within a game reserve. The marathon is held across the Lewa conservancy next to Mt Kenya, true to its motto “run wild”
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The Annual lewa event marathon is perfect for any runner in the quest of adventure. It is also the only race of its kind that runs within a game reserve. The marathon is held across the Lewa conservancy next to Mt Kenya, true to its motto “run wild”. The animals are however kept at a distance by a large team of armed rangers, a helicopter and two light aircraft.
Since it establishment in the year 2000, it have attracted many participant all around the world. Usually is sponsored by Safaricom and has raised more than seven million Kenya shilling, for conservation and community development around Kenya.

This event for those who love to run it have offered extremely challenge and unforgettable sport experience for all. Given the heat and altitude, The lewa challenge it is considered to be one of the toughest marathons in the world, not forgetting that Kenya is the home of the famous marathoner in the world. The event takes place in the month of June every year.

he course is a 21km loop run on dirt roads over an undulating route through the conservancy. The full marathon is run over two loops of the course and the half marathon over one loop. The course lies at an average altitude of 5,500 ft. Emergency medical support will be provided by AMREF, the flying doctors. A helicopter is on standby to carry out emergency medical evacuations from the course. A recovery tent is situated at the finish and will manned by medics from the Nairobi Equator Hospital, Red Cross and Nanyuki Cottage Hospital. Basic first aid is available at all water stations which are situated every 2.5km along the course.

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