Kenya Muskathlon - June 2018

Challenge Information

Join the adventure and bring hope to children living in extreme poverty by running, walking or cycling through rural Kenya in June 2018.

This is an opportunity to set yourself a new goal, fight poverty and change children’s lives around the world. You’ll get to experience Kenyan culture and wildlife, visit Compassion projects, engage with the children and their families, and take part in a special sports day with the children.

Each Muskathlon is run in partnership with our friends at 4MUK.

DATES: 8 – 16 June 2018

COSTS: £899 + a flight

(can be paid in instalments)

DEPOSIT: £100 at sign up

FUNDRAISING: Find sponsors for 10 children

CHOOSE YOUR EVENT: RUN, WALK OR CYCLE

  • Run: half (21km), full (42km) or ultra (63km) marathon
  • Walk: 63km or 42km
  • Cycle: 120km mountain bike 

Run with child

VISIT YOUR SPONSORED CHILD

If you already sponsor a child in Kenya, or are going to do so as part of your fundraising, you'll get the opportunity to meet them!

See with your own eyes the incredible difference your sponsorship is making, ask those questions you’ve always wanted to ask and spend quality time with them during our sports day.

Tania Children

FUNDRAISE WITH A DIFFERENCE

Knowing the incredible impact one-to-one sponsorship has on children in poverty, we ask that you aim to find sponsors for 10 children.

For every new sponsored child, your fundraising target will be reduced by £1,000. Your target starts at £10,000. That way, if you find sponsors for 10 children you’ve achieved your goal. Similarly, you could find 8 sponsors and £2,000 in donations and you’ve also reached the target.

We have years of experience in fundraising so we’ll give you plenty of advice and tips and previous participants are always amazed at how well they do!

All the cash donations raised by the team will provide solar powered lights to 1,500 families in rural parts of Kenya, improving health and conditions for the families. Click here for more details on this amazing initiative.

Now that’s something worth training for!

If we receive more than the required donations to fully fund the solar powered lighting initiative, we will allocate the excess towards the next most urgent need.

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING WHILST IN KENYA?

There is so much to look forward to on the Kenya Muskathlon; you're in for a real adventure!

The high level schedule is as follows:

Friday 8 June - Depart London Heathrow and arrive in Nairobi.

Saturday 9 June - Opening ceremony, Compassion project and practical home visit in a Nairobi slum followed by a training session.

Sunday 10 June - Church at a Compassion partner Church and depart for Marigat.

Monday 11 June - Compassion project and practical home visit.

Tuesday 12 June - Sports day for sponsored children at a Compassion project followed by a training session.

Wednesday 13 June - Rest day.

Thursday 14 June - Muskathlon day in Marigat - your run, walk or cycle!

Friday 15 June - Closing ceremony and depart from Nairobi.

Saturday 16 June - Arrive back at London Heathrow.

A more detailed schedule will be provided nearer the time of departure once all activities are confirmed.

YOUR TRAINING

We advise you take your training seriously due to the distances, temperature and increased altitude involved. We have professional support available so we’ll send this to you if required.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE COST OF THE TRIP?

Included:

  • Accommodation
  • Travel in country
  • Meals and drinks
  • Sports top
  • Event organisation

Not included:

  • Flights (cost as of Jan 2018: £602)
  • Vaccinations
  • Visa (cost as of Oct 2017: $50)
  • Travel insurance
  • Child protection check (cost as of Oct 2017: £25)
  • Additional expenses of a personal nature
  • Costs associated with visiting your sponsored child