WHO IS BEHIND THE KENYA MARAFUN?
Since 2001, UK registered charity Footsteps International has been working with local partners to help relieve the impacts of poverty on children in Kenya.
Over the past 15 years, we have seen the lives of children transformed. For example, Cyrus who was a street boy in 2004 now has a degree from Mt Kenya University, and Emily, an orphaned girl is now working as a children's nurse.
We could tell you hundreds more stories like these.
For 12 years, Footsteps International organised the Orpington Marafun in the UK to raise funds for this great work. But, we realised that the time had come to change, so the 2017 event became the first-ever Kenya International Marafun which was organised by our partners in Kenya, with our help.
The Kenya International Marafun is an event like no other! As well as running (jogging / walking) a challenging half-marathon with Kenyan runners past the wonderful wildlife in the scenic Hell's Gate National Park, you will help our projects, meet the local people who work tirelessly to transform the lives of deprived children, and, of course, spend time with the youngsters themselves.
KENYA INTERNATIONAL MARAFUN PARTNERS
UK Registered charity 1091026
Cares for 120 former street boys
Manages Kenya's wildlife
Provides training places for 200 young people
Provides great education opportunities for 400 girls