Run WITH WILDLIFE in Africa?... Yes please :) Safaricom = a fundraising marathon run through the wild African bush in Kenya. Dirt paths, 5,000ft altitude, Kenyan heat, all of the wildlife roaming free around you, native Maasai Mara locals blazing past you. After seeing the magnificence of Africa, and learning the incredible threat it faces, participation in this event became a no-brainer for me. My wish is that the next generation is able to see the diverse beauty of our world, as I've seen it. Present degradation make that unlikely if not impossible, so I'm doing my part to save what can be saved. Thank you for your help! "Your work is to discover the world, and then with all your heart give yourself to it." - Buddha This is the biggest fundraiser for Tusk, a dynamic and pioneering organization with over 25 years of experience initiating and funding conservation, community development and environmental education programs across Africa. The impact of Safaricom has been enormous and the benefits are very tangible. Since its inception the event has raised over $4.2 million for projects across Kenya. Tusk and Lewa 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 rich in biodiversity. Safaricom fundraising event will host 1,000 runners from over 20 different countries. The Safaricom Marathon is regarded as one of the toughest marathons in the world. However, participants of all abilities take part, from recreational runners, walkers and amateurs, to professionals like former world record holder, Paul Tergat. This incredible event allows participants from all over the globe to run through some of Africa’s most breath-taking scenery. As a result, it has developed into one of the country’s major sporting events with a reputation for being one of the ten “must do” marathons in the world.