About the Race

The 17th annual Safaricom Marathon and Half Marathon takes place at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya on Saturday, June 24th, 2017.

Tusk’s Safaricom Marathon and Half Marathon allow participants from all over the globe to compete in an internationally acclaimed event whilst running through one of Africa’s most breathtaking wildlife conservancies. Although regarded as one of the toughest marathons in the world, runners of all abilities take part — from walkers and amateurs to professionals like Paul Tergat, the Kenyan former world record holder. As a result, the event has grown to become one of the country’s major sporting events and is regarded by Runner’s World as one of the world’s top ten “must do” marathons.

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“Expect to encounter the park’s four-legged residents along the route — giraffes are particularly sociable and often accompany runners for as much as a half mile.”

– ESPN

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“One of the top ten races to run in your life.”

– Runner’s World

Run for a Reason

Across Africa 100 elephants are killed every day. Illegal poaching claims the life of one rhino every 10 hours. At this rate, these iconic species will be gone from the wild within your lifetime.

Join the 1,300 runners who take part in the Safaricom Marathon every year.  Your part in this event will raise critical funds for conservation, community development and education programs that are providing hope for the future of Africa’s wildlife.  Together we can make a difference.

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“I can’t remember another event where I was so captivated by my surroundings . . . I felt connected with the fabric of life in eastern Africa.”

-Scott Jurek, Renowned Ultramarathon runner and author of NY Times Bestseller, ‘Eat and Run’

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If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.

For questions about the marathon:

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Tusk USA

525 East 89th Street, Courtyard Office, New York, NY 10128

infousa@tusk.org

212-602-1588

For questions about getting to Lewa and accommodation:

Scott Dunn Travel

lyndsey.parker@scottdunn.com

646-918-6980