Welcome to Your Impact Marathon
We’ll be meeting you at Lilongwe airport to bring you over to our Athletes' Village, around 3 hours drive away. You'll arrive shortly after sunset and have time to settle in, grab a 'Green' and get ready for our Opening Ceremony that will introduce you to all things Impact Marathon...and Malawi!
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.
Annnnd Relax...kind of
Put your feet up, relax, share stories - rest those legs. We’ll have some team building games in the morning, then head for some R&R at a local hotel in the afternoon. We know the best place in town for the perfect pre-race pizza!
The moment has come. Start line, time to run together, as a community in one of the world’s most outstanding locations. The magic of race day: Get ready for a remarkable finish line moment as you take the final steps of the hardest race of your life. And at that finish line, we’ll have a huge welcome home for you. Party into the night, you deserve 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 Bolt-On Adventures that show you the very best that Malawi has to offer. Alternatively, and reluctantly, we will let you return home and transfers to the airport are included!