Posts Tagged ‘Running for Lions’

Video: Running For Lions 2016

Jul 25, 2016 | Categories: Community, Staff | Leave A Comment »

Runners leap from the starting line at the 7th annual Running For Lions half marathon in Samburu.

This month held the 7th annual Running For Lions community race in Samburu, Kenya.

The race continued the tradition of bringing together members of the local community for a day celebrating lions and raising awareness of conservation. We were thrilled to participate in the event and help support it, now that it is an initiative led directly by the community.

Letupukwa ran the half-marathon, whilst Shivani and Apese ran the women's race. Watch this clip for details!

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Sixth Annual ‘Running for Lions’ Race in Samburu

Jun 9, 2015 | Categories: Community, Westgate Conservancy | 1 Comment

Runners pass Checkpoint 2 in the Running For Lions half marathon in northern Kenya.

On May 30th, dozens of community members participated in the 6th annual Running for Lions race in northern Kenya. More than 40 runners turned up for the big day and included Samburu elders, warriors, women, and children.

We are very excited to announce that Ewaso Lions staff members took several top positions: Moses, our Head of Security, took 1st place in the Half Marathon Elders Run. Letupukwa, our Cook, came in 2nd (1 hr 29 mins). Yesalai, our Field Officer, came in at 3rd place (1 hr 30 mins) in the Youth Run. Well done to all the runners!

At the end of the run, there were speeches by the organisers and partners who spoke about the importance of conservation with a special focus on protecting lions.

Five years ago, Ewas...

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Running For Lions 2014

May 6, 2014 | Categories: Community, Westgate Conservancy | 1 Comment

The winners with their prize goats.

On Saturday May 3rd, dozens of local community members turned out for our annual Running For Lions races in Samburu. There was a half marathon, a women's race, and a kid's race. The courses wound their way through the stunning landscape of Westgate Community Conservancy, Samburu County, in northern Kenya.

The top 3 runners in the half marathon completed the run in under 1 hour 24 minutes. Ewaso Lions very own Letupukwa came 2nd! As is custom for this event, the winners took home goats as the prize!

The main goal of this special annual community event is to increase awareness of the importance of lion conservation in the area - and have fun doing it!

Before the race, we spoke to the runners and observers about lion conservat...

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Join the Campaign to Run for Lions and Help Replace Loirish’s Collar

Sep 20, 2013 | Categories: Other news | Leave A Comment »

One of the original pieces of artwork from a renowned Brazilian artist, being offered as a perk if you donate to the campaign.

Lion conservation is hard work. A lot of times, it can be heartbreaking. But every now and then someone comes to us with an offer to help, and we become inspired and motivated once again. The support from people across the world truly moves us and reminds us that we must keep fighting for Kenya's lions no matter what.

Brian "Khepri" Johnson from Mesa, Arizona wanted to run for lions. He learned about our annual Running For Lions race in Samburu, and wanted to raise money to cover the cost of the 2014 race. He started an Indiegogo campaign and pledged to run 100km through remote Arizona mountains for the Javelina 100k. In exchange for sponsorships, he is offering creative perks like logo/name spots on his jerseys and original lion artwork...

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Photos from the Running for Lions Half Marathon

May 9, 2013 | Categories: Community | 3 Comments

Letupukwa, our camp cook, crosses the finish line for the win!

Our 4th annual Running for Lions half marathon took place on May 4th. Sixty runners raced through Samburu's landscape, including 14 women. Our very own cook, Letupukwa, took home the 1st place prize of a fat goat! It was great fun to see so many people come together for lion conservation. Thanks to our donors who made the race possible!

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