MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE
December 9-12, Mfangano Island, Lake Victoria
If you’re a cycling enthusiast, why not try something a bit different for the long Jamhuri weekend. The guys at Mfangano Island Camp, part of the Governors group, on Lake Victoria are organising a mountain bike challenge on the island. Competitors, although the organisers like to emphasise it’s less about the competition than the taking part, can choose from two 30 km routes, one an easy circumnavigation of the island, the other a more challenging bruiser over hilly terrain, with great prizes up for grabs. Ksh 9,000 entrance fee. Contact the lodge regarding camping and lodge availability. www.governorscamp.com
KENYA WILDLIFE TRUST FUNDRAISER
November 30, Hemingways, Nairobi
The Kenya Wildlife Trust (KWT), set up in 2007 by leading figures in Kenya’s safari industry, is marking its 10th anniversary with a cocktail party and fundraiser at Hemingways Hotel in Nairobi from 6 pm. The event will
include bitings, an auction and raffle with lots of great prizes, and live classical music. Tickets cost Ksh 3,000. Among the trust’s flagship projects are those focused on predator conservation, including the Mara lion and cheetah projects, the first to monitor predator dynamics in the Mara ecosystem. To obtain tickets for the fundraiser, visit www.kenyawildlifetrust.org or call 020 585 481.
COLOUR FUN RUN
December 9, Nanyuki Sports Club
Like it says on the box, it involves colour. During this 5 km run, prepare to be bombarded by bystanders with coloured corn starch, so leave your favourite T-shirt at home. To get you in the mood, the event kicks off with a zumba warm-up before runners head out on the trail that meanders through countryside and town. The colour theme has a message too – it represents Kenya’s tribal diversity, and is aimed at promoting peace in the Laikipia region. Ksh 1,500 entry fee, Ksh 500 for 6-12s. www.kenyacolourrun.com
December 3, Leisure Lodge Resort, Diani
Triathlons are gaining in popularity in Kenya, with the coast offering unique swimming challenges. The third in Team Tri Fit’s triathlon series this year will take place at Diani Beach from Leisure Lodge Resort, with participants able to choose from the Olympic-style competition (a 10-km run, 1.5-km swim and 40-km cycle) or a shorter Sprint triathlon. There’s also a 21 km trail run for the keen runners among you. Other Tri fit triathlons include Kericho and Ruiru races. Entries cost Ksh 3,000 for individuals, and Ksh 5,000 for teams. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.