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Digital Subscriptions > Travel Africa > January-March 2018 (81) > RUNNING WILD


Athletes and amateurs alike are helping to save the environment and support local communities by taking part in marathons around the continent. Henry Bevan gives us the lowdown on 10 physical contests to tackle on your next African adventure


21-27 May 2018, Lake Malawi, Malawi Based on the shores of the serene Lake of Stars, this marathon is a great example of the positive impact that these events can have on the environment and the community. Participants are able to witness where their fundraising goes and spend a week living with the locals, volunteering at projects and relaxing at night. This is not about winning; it’s about forming bonds with the fellow racers and the people of Malawi. Distances Full marathon (42km); halfmarathon (21km); and 10km


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