Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon, in Haslemere

Earlier today, my husband (Jerry), three daughters (Camille, Eléa and Clara) and I ran the Virtual Lewa Safari, not in Kenya, but here in Haslemere.

Due to Covid-19, the annual Safari Marathon in Kenya is being run across the globe in a virtual race. We all took part as a family, with Camille and Jeremy running a Half-marathon, Nikki and Eléa a 10km and Clara doing a 5km. We ran in the wilds of the South Downs National Park near Haslemere in Surrey – a long way from the Lewa Downs, but a tough course nonetheless! It was made all the more tough by today’s rain.

The event is to raise funds for The Tusk Trust Projects. Tusk promotes sustainable solutions in Africa to preserve, protect endangered species, combat poaching, empower communities and promote education. The impact of the global crisis on these projects and communities is devastating – the collapse of tourism has meant both the anti-poaching and community programmes have come under huge financial pressure.

If you might consider a donation to this very worthy cause, there is a link below to our sponsorship page. Thank you.

Barton Family’s Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon

Doing my 10km for Tusk Trust