Bernalillo County would like to invite the public to the annual Safari Run on Sunday, Oct. 31 at the UNM North Campus Golf Course Open Space. This event is held to support Global Health Partnerships work in rural Kenya.
Local Kenyan athletes donated their time and energy to help fundraise for Global Health Partnerships, a local 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization of medical professionals and volunteers who support a medical clinic and pay for food and schooling for some of the poorest families in the rural town of Kisesini in Kenya, where the clinic is located.
To participate in the Safari Run, go to www.safarirun.org to register online.
- The event begins at 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. Free kids running clinic taught by elite Kenyan runners.
- 9 a.m. 1k Race
- 9:15 a.m. 8k Race and 5k Fun Run/Walk
Packet pick-up is Oct. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Heart and Sole store located at 3601 Eubank Ave. NE.
Each participant will receive a beautiful hand-carved safari animal from Kenya, timing tag, finisher’s certificate, finish line photos and video and a chance to run and race with elite runners.
This year some of the children in the village of Kisesini in Kenya ran in their own Safari Run.