BeyondWater seeks Kenyan athletes to join a small team of Australian athletes to run from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro and to participate for five (5) days in the Kili Challenge in September 2011.
This is a fundraiser for water projects in Kenya and Tanzania. All athletes must cover their own expenses (food, accommodation, transport) and be willing to participate in a media event and visit to the Australian High Commission as part of the venture.
According to the overview of the challenge sent by Sharon Crean, Director of BeyondWater:
"The Kili Challenge will be held in September 2011, starting in Nairobi, Kenya and concluding in Moshi, Tanzania.
There will be three teams reaching Mt. Kilimanjaro in 3 different ways. One team will be running from Nairobi to Tanzania, another climbing the mountain, the last attempting to break the world record of running to the summit.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the 4th highest freestanding mountain in the world, rising 5,882 metres (19,298 ft) from the base. The highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro is Uhuru Peak.
There are several routes that can be followed to reach the summit, each of which offers many different and spectacular views of the mountain. The Machame Route is the most popular and successful route with which the summit success rate is 98%."
BeyondWater is an organisation that funds and builds water wells, latrines, water tanks and hand washing programmes in Africa.
To get involved in the Kili Challenge 2011, see the attached below: