Impact Marathon Series

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The Impact Marathon Series forms part of our Adventures for Good collection, which was born from a belief that travel can, and should, be a force for good. This is all about adventure with a purpose: with proceeds going directly into tackling local social or environmental challenges.

Choose from a set of epic locations in Nepal, Kenya, Malawi and Guatemala, then take 6 days visiting and getting involved with selected local community projects as you build up to the grand finale - a unique marathon in a stunning setting.

In each location, we’ve got 3 race distances for you to choose from, so don’t worry if you’re not yet ready to run a full marathon. Challenge yourself on the 21k or 10k course. Walk it if you like. It’s not about personal bests, it’s about running together, with others, for others.

The goal for each race is to fundraise £250k to go directly to the local projects identified, in partnership with the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Runners have the option to fundraise for specific projects before or after your trip if you wish. You can find out more in our interview with the Impact Marathon founder, Nick Kershaw.

Nepal Impact Marathon

In the past two years, more than 120 runners have come together from all over the globe with one shared goal - to run the Nepal Impact Marathon - alongside hundreds of local athletes who also take part. Stay in one of the best-positioned Athletes’ Villages in the world (the views are off the chart!), set in the shadows of the Himalaya, and have a running adventure with a purpose.

Kenya Impact Marathon

See, feel and understand the magic of Kenya as you learn about the incredible work being done by Five Talents Charity, run on the track at the famous Kericho Stadium and be a part of the Impact Community. You will learn about this fascinating region and its people, culminating in a special community marathon race in the Rift Valley.

The Kenya Impact Marathon is a chance to not only take part in an epic marathon alongside hundreds of local athletes but more than that, to see first-hand the impact any money raised will have by visiting the projects you supported. This is what sets this apart from other races.

Guatemala Impact Marathon

The Impact Marathon in Guatemala is an extraordinary experience set in a breathtaking location and a hidden gem of Central America. With a volcanic backdrop, some massive social issues to support and meeting 50 brand new friends for life – this is an unmissable race for any runner. The volunteer work focuses on developing the young leaders who bring this country hope, followed by a tough marathon challenge which that takes you up an active volcano. Blimey!

Lake Malawi Impact Marathon

Join the race of a lifetime in the home of distance-running for the inaugural Lake Malawi Impact Marathon. Not only will you spend the week on the shores of Lake Malawi, you’ll get to meet some amazing projects really making a difference to the communities you will be running through and alongside.

The Athletes’ Village, staffed by the local community, will be your home for the week. Possibly one of the world’s most laid-back campsites! You’ll be nestled on the banks of stunning Lake Malawi so you can count on amazing sunrises to kick start each day. Beach BBQs and nightly campfires will be the perfect setting for you to connect with your other runners during the week.

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