The Safaricom Marathon 2019 registration is open. Popularly known as the Lewa Conservancy marathon, the races are open for both elite and amateur runners. Marathoners run through the picturesque savannah plains, along river banks and across acacia woodland in what is deemed to be one of the most breathtaking runs in the world.
What you need to know about the Lewa conservancy marathon 2019
The races are divided into three:
- Full marathon
- Half marathon
- 5 km run – This race is open to anyone, including children between the age of 10 – 17 years. The charges per child is KES 3,000.
The full course is 21 km long. Half marathoners run the course once while full marathoners run the course twice.
The course is 5,500 feet above sea level. Annual temperatures can reach as high as 30°C. You should therefore be very well prepared to run this course. The races happen within an animal sanctuary so do not be surprised to see a gazelle or a zebra running along por across the track.
You can register as a spectator. The charges for the Lewa conservancy marathon as a spectator are KES 1,000 for adults and KES 500 per child. However, this only applies to spectators staying on the conservancy on Friday and/or Saturday night. Those arriving and leaving on Saturday (race day) are not required to pay or register.
You can also enter a team as a corporate as long as there is still space for registration.
Lewa conservancy Safaricom marathon contacts:
- +254 717 117 223
- +254 741 491 616
NOTE: As of June 1, 2019, the organisers indicated that registration for the Lewa conservancy Safaricom marathon was full, therefore anyone wishing to register now can only be added to a waiting list, in case someone drops out. That is unfortunate for race enthusiasts, just keep your fingers crossed.
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