Malawi Impact Marathon 2019

Nkope Mission, Malawi

IM
Impact Marathon
  • Facebook verified
  • LinkedIn verified
15 reviews
May 20 - 26, 2019
Group size: 1 - 31
Malawi Impact Marathon 2019
Nkope Mission, Malawi

Impact Marathon
  • Facebook verified
  • LinkedIn verified
15 reviews

£545
Deposit: £195
May 20 - 26, 2019
Group size: 1 - 31

About this trip

Choose Malawi and you'll be joining us on the run of a lifetime in our most intimate travel experience. 


Not only will you spend the week living in our Athletes' Village on the shores of Lake Malawi, you'll also be getting stuck right into the work of Naturally Africa Foundation, within the small communities around Nkope. This is a very rural experience, unlike anything else in the Impact Marathon Series.


For the first few days you'll get stuck into a variety of projects, then after resting up on day 5, you'll join locals for our iconic Malawi Impact Marathon!

The Impact

See feel and understand your impact - who we support in Malawi.

As part of our commitment to the United Nations Global Goals, over the past three years we've been supporting Naturally Africa Foundation, which works across No Poverty, Zero Hunger & Health&Wellbeing.  


We take The Global Goals from being sometimes abstract concepts to being real, tangible and understandable on a micro-level.


The Impact Marathon dream is to elevate running to be a major contributor to achieving the UN GLOBAL GOALS!


Here's to the places | Here's to the people | Here's to the #POWEROFRUNNING

The Race

The 42k

The Ultimate Distance! In the Ultimate Location. Distance running is coming home, and you are the one who gets to inspire the world through your running. This is more than just a race, just wait until you are running along the banks of Lake Malawi, enjoying the Warm Heart of the most beautiful continent on earth.

The 21k

This half marathon will be the most wonderful experience for any runner. Set in challenging terrain, it’s a sandy, dusty trail race that has enough elevation to keep your legs happy but enough stunning vistas to keep your mind rewarded! Forget about your Personal Best and enjoy every single step of this unique course

The 10k

Our most accessible race but no less rewarding and beautiful. This will be the most popular race with our Malawian runners and many people’s first ever race. Feed off the excitement and the enthusiasm. You’ll hit the banks of Lake Malawi, as well as the villages we’ve been working in. A 10km race like no other!

What’s included

  • 6 Nights
  • All Food & Water
  • All In-Country Travel
  • Race Entry
  • Full Itinerary
  • International Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcohol & Incidentals

Available Packages

Bring Your Own Tent
Available until Apr 20, 2019Sold Out

The perfect way to catch the Impact bug: You'll have a great pitch spot to put up your own tent and access to wonderfully basic wash/toilet facilities. You’ll likely be dotted about the Athletes' Village with Lake Malawi below you. We all eat together, we all work together through the day and become one amazing team ready to change the world. 

£545
Deposit: £195
Base Camp
Available until Apr 20, 2019Sold Out

The best of both worlds - you'll be camping under the African skies. But you'll have mattress & bedding provided and you'll be sharing with 3 other Impact Runners (soon to be your best friends!)

£695
Deposit: £195
Summit Camp
Available until Apr 20, 2019Sold Out

It's time to bunk up! You'll be sharing a dormitory with 3 others, with a shared bathroom housed inside our Athletes' Lodge. 

£825
Deposit: £195
Fish Eagle Package
Sold Out

Twin room with ensuite - inside, simple, private....perfect.

£945
Deposit: £195

Available options

Cape Maclear 2 Night AdventureSold Out
£125
£545
Deposit: £195

Bring Your Own Tent
Past Trip

Itinerary

Day 1
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!

Your Organizer


IM
Impact Marathon
15 reviews
Join with runners from around the world as you accept the challenge of a 10k, 21k, or a full 42k route on dramatic, stunning and unique courses. But that is just the last day of what is the most intense, powerful and purposeful week of your life as you visit and work with the exact organisations your race and your fundraising is supporting. The most unique running experience in the world today...

Reviews

The trip itself was great, brilliant guides and amazing things to see. The organising and communications from the old town outfitters was poor - we had three different versions of timings and itineraries! It would have also been better if we’d had more free time at the lake (as at least one itinerary suggested...) as all the steps and the post marathon body did need a bit more tlc than it got on this trip
An amazing experience. Everything was so well organised - the team really go out of their way to make sure that everyone has an unforgettable experience. A great mix of travel, meeting some amazing people, giving back and running in a stunning national park. The run is suitable for anyone - from people walking the 10k to people completing their 50th Marathon! If you are thinking of booking Nepal 2020 then do it - you won't regret it!
An absolutely incredible week, and a totally unique experience. I’d echo the other reviews – Impact week’s are not your typical tourist trip: we got hands on helping rebuild a mountain road, had our eye’s opened with some challenging but inspiring charity visits, stayed in a fantastic location with some of the most stunning views, and best of all shared it all with some amazing people. I’d highly recommend Impact trips for anyone travelling solo, they’re a great way to meet a real mix of people from all over the world who are brought so closely together by the experiences over the week.
An amazing community of runners and such a memorable week with unforgettable camping views, charity work, and stunning trail runs.
What a trip!!! It covered every emotion. The team at Impact we’re fantastic, looked after us. Ensured we had time to sight see. They arranged a guide to take us around Kathmandu, showing us everything from Monkey Temple to the Palace of the late King.. Not forgetting why I was there we visited some of the projects that Impact are helping which was very eye opening. Nearly had me in tears! Made me what to help even more!! The people that were on this trip were from all over the world and made a fantastic collective group, I laughed every day until tears were rolling down my cheers!! The Impact team, as well as the locals, looked after us so well. Many of us took a while to get back to normal life on return to the day job!! The local food, although basic, was lovely. Very taste, filling and plentiful. (Needed to be after the work we did, helping to clear the storm ditches!! lol ) I cant wait until I can arrange to go on another Impact trip, work permitting!!
Show More Reviews