Airsys and DRL have teamed up to become official ‘Radio Communications Sponsors’ of The 20th Safaricom Marathon and Half Marathon.
Tusk’s Safaricom Marathon and Half Marathon allow participants from all over the globe to compete in an internationally acclaimed event whilst running through one of Africa’s most breath taking wildlife conservancies.
This event has raised over $7,000,000 for conservation, community development and education programs that are providing hope for the future of Africa’s wildlife.
Airsys and DRL are proud to supply communication equipment to enable the various teams from Tusk to communicate during the event. From medical professionals, to spotter helicopters to rangers, all will be using fit for purpose two-way radio equipment to ensure the safety of runners, spectators and animals.
Regarded as one of the toughest marathons in the world, runners of all abilities will take part and as a result, this annual Tusk fundraising run has grown to become one of the country’s major sporting events and is regarded by Runner’s World as one of the world’s top ten “must do” marathons. Step forward, or rather run forward James Dobson, Airsys and Andrew Khamza, DRL who will be taking on this great marathon on Saturday 29th June 2019.
The course is set on dirt roads that take the runners on a route through the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy passing giraffes, zebras, rhinos and lions. Set 5,500ft above sea level in average temperatures of 26°, James and Andrew will be aiming to compete the 26.2 miles/42 km to raise money to help the 56 Kenya wide projects the marathon is currently supporting.
“I’ve completed a couple of marathons in the UK, but nothing like this. While I am excited to take part in such an amazing opportunity for a great cause, I am in no way underestimating the challenge that it will bring.” James Dobson
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The Lewa Wilslife Conservancy
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy aims to work as a catalyst for the conservation of wildlife and its habitat through the protection and management of species, the initiation and support of community conservation and development programmes, and the education of neighbouring communities in the value of wildlife. Spanning 61,000 acres, Lewa is home to over 10% of Kenya’s black rhino population, 14% of Kenya’s white rhino population and the world’s largest single population of Grevy’s zebra.
Lewa is actively involved in promoting conservation both within its boundaries and in the ecologically important community-owned areas to its north. With a proven track record, Lewa’s model of community-based conservation development is being spearheaded across northern Kenya and emulated by other East African conservation organizations. Lewa has been instrumental in the creation of community conservation areas and is creating a sustainable ecosystem approach to conservation through the protection of large areas of land, allowing for the continued migration of wildlife throughout their natural range.