“Run & Ride 4 Tsavo!”
The Tsavo ecosystem supports the life of millions of people living in twelve counties of the Republic of Kenya and the Kilimanjaro Region in the neighboring Republic of Tanzania. However, the Tsavo ecosystem is facing serious threats of destruction through environmental degradation and the effects of climate change. A threat to Tsavo ecosystem is a threat to the lives of millions that depend on it.
Stakeholders comprising local communities, governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and global actors have a responsibility to intervene positively against the threat of Tsavo Ecosystem in the interests of humanity and the universe.
The TSAVORUN (ULTRA-MARATHON & EKIDEN) is primarily a fund raising event designed by the Tsavo Heritage Foundation to mobilize resources for her programs. However, there are subsidiary objectives set to be achieved through this main event; namely, to:
- raise awareness on the threats and crisis facing the Tsavo Ecosystem
- have fun in the Taita Hills Animal Sanctuary, courtesy of Sarova Hotels Limited – “RUN-4-TSAVO ”
- provide great networking opportunity for conservationist and fitness guru’s
The TSAVORUN (ULTRA-MARATHON & EKIDEN) is envisaged to be an annual event organized by the Tsavo Heritage Foundation in collaboration with other stakeholders and well-wishers. Expected participants will include counties in the Tsavo Ecosystem, other counties in Kenya, the private sector actors operating in Kenya, key agencies and departments from the Kenya Government, the East Africa Community countries, embassies of foreign countries represented in Kenya, UN agencies and other international organizations operating in Kenya among others.
The event will have a variety of features including the following: entertainment groups, showcasing best practices among counties, cycling race, relay races and the Ultra-Marathon endurance event, the Ekiden, covering a stretch of 84 Kilometers. There will be participant’s awards and medals for teams or individuals winning in the various categories.