Paris Marathon

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Sunday, October 18th, 2020

The Paris Marathon was established in 1977, during the beginning of a craze for big city international marathons.

Since then Paris has played host to one of the largest, and most popular, events of its kind in Europe. The run takes place from the “Champs-Élysées” heading towards the “Place de la Concorde” and continuing through the city to finish at “Foch Avenue”, through architectural icons, stylish French boulevards and stunning landmarks!

2020 see’s the 44th edition of the race. This grand, international city marathon attracts over 40,000 runners each year.

Sponsoring the Kasanka Trust in the Paris Marathon will support our mission in conserving wildlife, securing the future of biodiversity of the national park and to stimulate, as well as sustain the local economy through its mission of “Tourism for Conservation”.  

The Trust engages with communities and partners to promote sustainable livelihoods, and invests in environmental education to increase people’s knowledge and understanding of the need to protect our environment. 

Meet our runner Rollo Wood!

“It’s been a few years since I first went to Kasanka as a volunteer, but the great memories I took away have not faded. The dedication of the individuals involved is clear to see, and yet there will always be constraints through funding, so I have always thought of a way to raise some funds for the charity. I’m surprising myself now to say that I’ve signed up to run the Paris Marathon on October 18th 2020, I had only run for about 20 minutes in a row before I started training! It’s going to be painful but l know that every step taken will raise much needed funds to support this relatively small organisation and make a huge difference. African wildlife has always played a huge part in my life, and it seems like no surprise that I ended up in the wildlife film industry. It’s organisations like the Kasanka Trust that are on the frontlines ensuring that the local biodiversity remains in tip top shape. Especially in Kasanka National Park where they host the largest mammal migration on earth, google it!! Thank you. Rollo”.

  • £40/€50 - will provide rations for a 10 day anti-poaching patrol in the park
  • £50/€60 - will provide training for a family to sustainably protect against elephant crop raiding
  • £100/€120 - will provide teaching and project resources for one school conservation club for one year or will help pay for one student to go to school for a year
  • £500/€600 - will support ongoing operations & infrastructure projects

*Virgin Money Giving is the official fundraising website helping every UK based charity raise funds. 

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