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LEWA Safari Marathon:- World’s Wildest Virtual Challenge

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Story by GerohPaul

Make a difference by running for the Wildlife as you enjoy the total fun of the day.

Running a marathon on an African wildlife conservancy presents some unique challenges

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya is home to the annual Lewa Safari Marathon and each year participants share the reserve with several large African predators including lion, leopard, hyena and wild dog.For a second year the conservancy, along with the rest of the African continent, faces a recovery from the legacy of the Covid-19 pandemic against a backdrop of uncertainty.

The event is organised by Tusk,

The Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon Challenge helps raise vital funds for a range of wildlife conservation projects, schools, clinics and community programmes.

Here is an introduction to TUSK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk6FXIjTNFA&t=17s
An introduction to the work of Tusk, including commentary from Tusk’s Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough, and Tusk Conservation Awards finalists.

The devastating social and economic impact of the pandemic continues to threaten both livelihoods and the future of Kenya’s valuable natural heritage.

Sharing the world with the wildlife – We run together!

Last year (2020) people responded so generously and came out in thousands all across the globe to support this move. However, these projects now face perhaps their greatest challenge to date – mounting a recovery plan in the face of social and economic crises. The pandemic’s harsh legacy will continue for many years to come, so we need to quickly adjust and do something now.

Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon set for 26th June 2021

With a third wave of the virus crashing its way through the continent, this year’s marathon is again cancelled; leaving communities even more vulnerable than before.

So the World’s Wildest Challenge has again gone virtual. Supporters are asked to run 5km, 10km, 21km or even 42km around their home gardens, streets, local parks, beaches treadmill etc, in support of those hit by the far-reaching effects of the global pandemic.

After doing your run, you are adviced to share your experience on social media using #TuskLewaSafariChallenge & #VirtualLewaSafariMarathon

It is happening On the 26th of June, run from whenever, wherever.

For the love of wildlife conservancy, ENTV Live will be showering you with details of the day as everything unfolds.. See you then.

To register for the marathon;- https://www.lewasafarimarathon.co.ke/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7FyTj5NfVU&t=1s

To help us replace the lost revenue from this year’s event, we need your help to go the extra mile to support the vital community and wildlife conservation initiatives that will benefit from this virtual challenge.

Kenyan supporters can give their voluntary contribution via MPESA Paybill 360550.

Details of registration and how to register for the Marathon

Fundraising Tips:- Many companies like to support their staff by operating a matched-giving scheme, or they may be happy to make a one-off donation towards your fundraising efforts. So go ahead and ask people to join you in this good course.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD2vq1yfYko
If you missed the TUSK Awards 2020, watch it here.
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