2021 dates to be confirmed
The Kenya Marafun is much, much more than a run. It's an opportunity to give a week of your life to help some of the neediest young people on the planet...AND to have a lot of fun too!
(The programme below is a guide and may change in response to circumstances).
Monday 21 June 2021
Arrive at Nairobi airport and transfer to Naivasha and check in at the beautiful Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp which is your base for the week. Relax, view Lake Naivasha's birds and wildlife, and swim in the hotel pool. You may catch sight of a hippo if you are lucky.
Tuesday 22 June 2021
After breakfast you will be taken to visit a project which is supporting deprived children and will spend time helping and enjoying Kenyan culture. After a packed lunch and more project work in the afternoon, take part in (or watch) a 5 km training run with the former street boys at the Sunshine Centre before heading back to the Camp for a hot shower and dinner.
Wednesday 23 June 2021
In the morning and early afternoon you will continue helping on a project. Then there will be an opportunity for small groups to visit the homes and meet the relatives of the street boys from the Sunshine Centre. You will be very moved when you discover the hardships the boys and their families have endured.
Thursday 24 June 2021
After breakfast, take a boat ride on Lake Naivasha for a close up look at the hippos and to view some amazing birds. The afternoon will be free to complete project work or do some souvenir shopping. Late in the day, join the Sunshine Boys on their 5 km training run.
Friday 25 June 2021
After breakfast, the day will be spent setting up the course for tomorrow’s Marafun. Mark out the route (and see the animals at the same time) and help set up the reception area. Then it will be an early night in readiness for the big day.
Saturday 26 June 2021
After a very early start you will be taken by bus to Elsa Gate ready for the start of the half-marathon at 7 am.
It will be a gruelling run/jog/walk/crawl (!)but you will be cheered on by our Sunshine Boys. The older boys will race you round and see you across the finish line! The smaller boys will take part in their own 5km run. When it’s all over, head back to the Camp for a late lunch.
Sunday 27 June 2021
You've done a great job, so now is the time to head back home. BUT, as you are in Kenya, why not add a few nights' safari and relax while viewing some of the most amazing wildlife in the world? The world-famous Masai Mara National Park is a few hours away, and Lake Nakuru (noted for its wonderful pink flamingos) is only just down the road. See the Safari page for more information.