Arrive on day 1 and there'll be a big Impact Marathon hug waiting for you when you arrive at Lilongwe Airport. From there we'll take local transport for the three-hour ride to our breathtaking Athletes' Village. Once there, after settling into your accommodation, we'll have our welcome meeting and talk you through what to expect from the week ahead. Then it's time for our opening night party - a big BBQ on the beach with volleyball, music, dancing and your first African sunset!
And now wake up to your first African sunrise! You will have a full day spending time with the projects and people you’ll be supporting, really getting to know them and seeing the difference you have made first hand. In the evening we’ll have time to share our stories around the campfire, maybe a beer or two and an early night ready for another day’s work.
The projects are varied and today you’ll be exploring some new activities: from digging dams, to installing energy efficient stoves we will be keeping you busy all day long - it’s our goal not just to have our runners working and helping in the community but also learning - about the projects, the difference your money makes, the challenges facing the community - our runners finish the Impact week understanding the difference they are making!
Today we rise with the sun again to finish our projects through the morning. We do mean it when we say there is lots to do!! In the afternoon our KidsRunWild Sports Day takes centre stage with all the children from the local villages bringing their boundless energy to the party. Of all the volunteering, we bet this is the most tiring, but almost certainly the most fun.
Put your feet up, relax, share stories - rest those legs. We’ll have some fun competitions through the day - who is up for our signature 'Build Your Own Raft meets Dragon Boat Racing’? Catchy right?
The moment has come. Start line, time to run together as a community, in one of the world’s most outstanding location. This is the home of distance running, the sounds, smells and feel of today will stay with you for a life time. Forget personal bests and take it all in. There really is no other race out there like this! And at that finish line, we’ll have one ridiculous party for you to dance the night away. You’ve earned it.
The race is over and you'll have the usual aches and pains to remind you. To take your mind off it we have organised some incredible experiences that show you the very best that Malawi and Sub-Saharan Africa has to offer. Alternatively you can return home and transfers to the airport are included.