Murray Flock's Virtual Lewa Safari Half Marathon Challenge 2021: Kalamalka Park in memory of Tess

For the 2nd consecutive year the Tusk Trust and Kenya's Lewa Wildlife Conservancy are conducting a virtual marathon challenge. A 3rd Covid-19 wave has precluded a live event and has disrupted tourism and the funding of conservation. Supporting this event is a way that you can help this critical Kenyan ecosystem, in a perilous time.

Lewa has pioneered community led conservation and is instrumental in the recovery of black rhinos and in the protection of the endangered Grevy's Zebra population. Education, assistance in water provision and support of agriculture, healthcare and infrastructure are other Lewa mandates. Rangers risk their lives to protect these threatened animals.

Four years ago I travelled to Lewa and completed the full marathon. Last year I did a virtual half here in Canada. This year, on June 26th, I will do a virtual half in Kalamalka Provincial Park in the North Okanagan region of British Columbia. It will be on challenging trails that I have run and hiked innumerable times with my dog Tess. This will be in her memory also, as she recently died at the age of 15 years.

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$850 raised of $1,000 goal

1 month, 1 week to go
Fundraiser Ends July 31, 2021
Date Donor Name Charity Name Amount
June 22, 2021, 6:08 p.m. Mark Kurschner THE LEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY (CANADA) $150.00
June 14, 2021, 8:17 p.m. Doug Munkley THE LEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY (CANADA) $75.00
Good on ya Murray. Stepson Alex spent 3 weeks in Kenya as a 16 year old back when Me to We was not known to be a bit of a scam. He loved it
June 8, 2021, 4:49 p.m. Joel Warren THE LEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY (CANADA) $150.00
What a GREAT CAUSE you are SUPPORTING Dr. Flock!!!
June 8, 2021, 1:25 p.m. Kit Johaneson THE LEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY (CANADA) $50.00
Thanks Murray
June 2, 2021, 1:53 p.m. Tristan Flock THE LEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY (CANADA) $225.00
RIP Tess. We had a good 15 years together.
May 30, 2021, 11:09 a.m. Suzanne MacDonald THE LEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY (CANADA) $100.00
Thank you so much for doing this, Murray!
May 29, 2021, 2 p.m. Murray Flock THE LEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY (CANADA) $100.00
Getting this fundraiser started- the proverbial 'putting my money where my mouth is'.