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Tusk Trust

Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon Challenge 2021

Tusk invites participants to run (or walk) either 5km, 10km, 21km or 42km this June in the The Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon Challenge to help raise vital funds for a range of wildlife conservation projects, schools, clinics and community programmes.
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Event: Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon Challenge 2021, on 26 June 2021
Closed on 13/10/2021
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Make a Difference - Run the World's Wildest Virtual Challenge

Tusk and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy are inviting runners to take up our Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon Challenge to run (or walk) either 5km, 10km, 21km or 42km this June to help raise vital funds for a range of wildlife conservation projects, schools, clinics and community programmes across Kenya.

This inspiring event has raised over $7.5 million for wildlife conservation, education, healthcare, and livelihoods across Kenya. Every year, the marathon, which is organised by Tusk and Lewa, brings lasting benefits to rural communities and wildlife across Kenya. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year's event is cancelled, but you can still make a huge difference by taking part in our 2021 Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon Challenge to help us raise vital funds to keep our projects afloat.

One of Tusk's major partners since 1995, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is renowned worldwide for innovative and highly successful community-led conservation. Lewa's pioneering work helped recover Kenya's black rhino population from the brink of extinction and protects 11% of the worlds critically endangered Grevys zebra. The Lewa Education Programme currently supports 21 primary and secondary schools and over 7,000 children. The community development programme provides water for drinking and irrigation. Crucially, it also supports agriculture, healthcare and road infrastructure.

Funds from this event support more than a dozen other projects in Kenya, working with local communities to protect endangered species from the African lion and mountain bongo to many turtle species along Kenya's coastline.

As this is a virtual event with runners taking part at home, running around their garden, their streets, parks or on a treadmill, we are simply asking each person to make a minimum voluntary donation and if you feel able to go a step further invite your friends and family to sponsor you by setting up a fundraising page here.

Tusk is registered with Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving in the UK (or www.gofundme.com in the USA). Our online fundraising sites allow you to create a sponsorship form with easy access for your supporters, knowing their money is going directly to Tusk.

UK tax-paying donors can enhance their contribution by agreeing to Gift Aid their sponsorship (for every £10 you raise, Tusk will receive another £2.50 from the Government provided you are a UK tax payer).

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Tusk Trust

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For over 30 years, Tusk has helped pioneer a range of successful conservation initiatives across more than 20 African countries, safeguarding millions of hectares of ecosystems, empowering local communities and increasing protection for some of the continent's most treasured threatened species.

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