Terms 2018-01-31T14:52:21+00:00

NOTICE: This document is a legally binding agreement. Please read it carefully before continuing.
By clicking submit you are acknowledging that you have read, understood, and accepted its terms.


“Event” the Safaricom Marathon and Safaricom Half Marathon which will take place at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (the “Venue”);

“Organisers” means the individuals and companies organising the Event namely the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (“LWC”) as the land owners and managers of the Conservancy, Tusk Trust Trading Limited, Safaricom Limited (“Main Sponsor”) and any member of their respective Board of Directors, staff or other person (including race officials, security staff and the medical team) appointed by any of them to assist in the organisation of the Event;

“Participant” means a runner, spectator, supplier, day visitor, volunteer and any other person associated with, participating in, or attending the Event; and the terms “participating” and “participation” shall be construed accordingly.

General Conditions of Participation

    1. I accept that and agree to participate in the Event on the basis that the Organisers undertake no responsibility for my personal health and/or safety during the Event and that such responsibility is mine alone. I agree that any claim or claims whatsoever that I may have concerning or arising out of my participation in the Event against the Organisers shall be determined exclusively by the courts of Kenya and in accordance with Kenyan Law.
    2. I have been briefed on and acknowledge and accept the risks associated with my participation in the Event at the Venue, including risks associated with the risk of dehydration, being in close proximity to wild and unpredictable animals, unpredictable weather and rough terrain. I therefore undertake this Event entirely of my own volition and at my own risk.
    3. I understand that Participation in the Event is subject to the Organisers’ right of admission and right of ejection without any compensation for failure to comply with these terms and conditions. I acknowledge that the Organisers reserve the right to cancel, postpone, interrupt or stop the Event due to government cancellation, adverse weather, acts of God, civil disorder and acts of terror. The Organiser may modify the Event and update the Conditions of Participation at any time through the website www.safaricom.co.ke/safaricommarathon or such other media as the Organisers shall in the sole discretion determine.
    4. I understand the Organisers reserve the right to change Event dates, venue capacity arrangements or cancel the Event and such cancellation, variation or interruption shall not entitle the Participant to any claim. I understand that any cancellation by a Participant for the Event must be received thirty (30) days prior to the Event in order to receive a refund for the Event.
    5. I shall abide by all the instructions issued to me by the Organisers, security personnel and race officials including staying within designated areas.
    6. If I have under my care or control children below 18 years of age participating in the Event, then I shall ensure that they are accompanied at all times by a responsible adult and understand that these Conditions of Participation apply to such children
    7. I irrevocably consent to the use of my images in any medium, including live recordings, still photography, filming and sound recording as members of the Event audience, and consent to the free use of any such images or recordings by the Organisers and sponsors.
    8. I accept that my personal belongings, vehicles, self and baggage are subject to search at the Venue, designated parking lots and before boarding any Event transport vehicle. I understand that any vehicle that is found abandoned around the Venue may be towed away and any bag, mobile device or such other item found unattended may be removed from the Venue by Security personnel and destroyed. I agree that co-operation with Security personnel is mandatory.
    9. I understand that the entry or use of any prohibited or controlled substances under applicable statutes and regulations is strictly prohibited and I undertake not to bring into, or consume, any illegal substance at the Venue nor will I carry any weapons, smoke bombs, compressed gas containers, blades of any kind, glass bottles, unlicensed communication equipment, including radio transmitting devices to the Venue. Smoking shall only be permitted in designated areas.
    10. I have full/comprehensive medical insurance including that which provides cover for emergency medical evacuation. In the event of my requiring medical assistance or evacuation not being covered by my insurance policy, I accept full responsibility for any costs associated with such action. I further acknowledge that if the Organisers are required to pay evacuation, medical, accommodation and other expenses on my behalf, whether or not I have insurance, I am liable to reimburse the Organisers in full for such expenses. I am aware that the participation in the Event organised by the Organisers, and their associates, agents and sub-contractors, contains inherent risks of illness, injury, death or loss or damage of personal property, whether caused by wild animals, other forces of nature, human acts, civil disorder, acts of terror or omissions or Acts of God. I recognise that such risks may be present at any time during the Event and I am also aware that there are only temporary medical facilities available provided by AMREF and local hospitals. I acknowledge that the Event is be physically demanding and I understand the minimum physical requirements for my participation in the Event and I am fit enough to undertake it.
    11. I hereby expressly assume and indemnify, release and hold harmless the Organisers and their respective owners, directors, operators, management, employees, staff, agents and associates from all liability, blame and responsibility, direct or indirect, in the event of any illness, personal injury (fatal or otherwise) accidents, claims, losses, and of or damage to personal property which might occur now and/or in the future however this may be caused through my participation in the Event and/or my general presence at the Venue. I further acknowledge and agree that I am waiving my rights, and those of any children within my care and control, to bring a court action or any other proceeding whatsoever, in any jurisdiction, to recover compensation or obtain any other remedy for any personal injury, death, loss of or damage to property and/or other damages related to me or any children within my care and control.
    12. In addition, I hereby waive any rights (on my own behalf, and those of children within my care and control) that I have or may have to bring any claim, suit or proceedings against the Organisers and their respective owners, directors, operators, management, employees, staff, agents and associates, whether such claim, suit or proceedings are found in statute, contract, equity, tort or otherwise, related in any way to any illness, injury, death, damage, theft or loss suffered by me, any children within my care and control or our property, that may arise directly or indirectly from this visit and/or our participation in the Event and in any activities at the Venue.
    13. These Conditions of Participation are accepted on my behalf and on behalf of any minors accompanying me, and shall be binding on my assigns, heirs and legal representatives and on those of any minors accompanying me, and I fully understand that by signing these Conditions of Participation I release the Organisers and their respective employees, agents and officers from any culpability or liability on the terms set out herein. If any portion of these Conditions of Participation is unenforceable, such portion shall be struck out provided that the remaining portion shall remain in full force and effect.

Runners’ Conditions of Participation (includes all instances of Parental Responsibility)

By clicking submit, I acknowledge that:

    • I am in good health and am not suffering from any medical condition, which might prevent me from safely participating in the Event or impede me from completing the Event successfully;
    • I do not suffer from Heart Disease, High Blood pressure, Asthma, Diabetes or Epilepsy or such other medical condition that may be affected by my participation;
    • I have trained for the Event, following a suitable programme for the nature of the Event, particularly accounting for the altitude, terrain and climate;
    • I am wearing good quality, suitable and well fitting running shoes whilst taking part in the Event;
    • I will obey all instructions of race officials and of any members of the medical team. I understand that such instructions may require me either not to participate in or to retire from the Event; and
    • I will not deviate from the Event route.