The 20th Safaricom Marathon and Half Marathon
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya
Saturday, June 29th, 2019
For the sixth year in a row, Emso is sending a team of runners to Kenya to run one of the toughest marathons in the world to raise money for the Tusk Trust. Emso is focused on investing in Emerging Markets and feels strongly about supporting charities that are dedicated to helping the people in those markets. Emso has been supporting Tusk since 2012, and their fundraising activities have helped wildlife conservation, community, and environmental education projects.
The 2019 Safaricom Marathon takes place on Saturday 29th June at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya. What began as a comparatively small event in 2000 with 180 runners raising US$50,000 has grown exponentially to over 1,400 runners in 2018 raising US$700,000. To date the marathon has raised a total of US$7 million for conservation and community development projects across Kenya. This unique marathon is exceptional in many ways - it combines an unusual fundraising initiative with one of Kenya's greatest sporting passions, running.
The impact of the Safaricom Marathon has been huge and the benefits are very tangible. Tusk and The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, where the event is held, have always shared a common goal to use wildlife conservation as a catalyst to alleviate poverty, reduce conflict, and improve education and livelihoods in rural areas. As such, the funds raised from each event are invested in a wide range of projects benefiting sustainable development, education, healthcare, and wildlife.
Tusk has been supporting projects in Africa for over 27 years. Tusk’s supports over 60 field projects, which range across 19 countries, not only deliver protection for endangered species, but also to help alleviate poverty and promote sustainable development amongst the rural communities who live alongside wildlife.
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