Christian Rolvung via Crowdrise
May 07, 2012
Thank you for coming by my TUSK – Safaricom Marathon page.
What am I doing?
Running the 2012 Safaricom Half Marathon. This takes place at the end of June in the Kenya Central Highlands, the home of long-distance running, near equator, at mile-high altitude, in hilly terrain, and right through the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, home to giraffe, elephants, lions and rhinos.
Why am I doing it?
The event combines two of my strong outdoor interests: Watching wildlife in natural habitat, and running. More importantly, it helps TUSK in their efforts to combine the interests of people and wildlife. TUSK currently supports projects across 17 African countries, incl. purchases of vehicles, aircraft, and radio equipment for wildlife protection and management, as well as conservation education and the building of schools, clinics, and water improvement facilities in rural communities living alongside wildlife. This works to protect wildlife, especially endangered species, but also to alleviate poverty. TUSK was established in 1990 in response to black rhino and elephant poaching and is still at the forefront of the fight to stop it. Through their work, TUSK helps improve the chances that future generations can experience the excitement of watching these strong, wild animals in their natural surroundings.
TUSK info: http://www.tusk.org/
LEWA info: http://www.lewa.org/
How can you help?
Donate to TUSK. Simply click on the button to the right, follow the simple instructions, and look for your Thank You note soon. If you prefer a check, please send it to
40 East 94thSt.
New York, NY 10128
Please make check out to: TUSK USA
Memo line: Marathon (Rolvung)
Just to be clear, 0% of your contribution would go to my travel expenses for the event.
Any donation would be much appreciated, but if you’re wondering about amounts, here are some pointers:
$76 sends one child to a four-day educational camp to learn about conservation
$200 funds fuel for a health clinic ambulance
$350 supports two beach clean-up days by school children
$500 helps support a community tree nursery
Anyone who donates at least $500 gets a souvenir from Kenya!
Thank you for making a difference for the wildlife and people in Africa. Feel free to forward this link to anyone you know who might be interested in wildlife or marathons. Please check in often for fundraising and training updates, and I'll be thinking of you in Kenya!