KENYA TEA TREK

20th - 26th Oct: ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE?

 
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Join us for the adventure of a lifetime completing a sponsored walk in rural Kenya! In October 2019, we will be travelling to Kericho, a tea growing region situated in the west of Kenya. Enjoy a  fabulous week of friendship, fun and unique experiences, while also raising money for the very communities through which you'll be walking.

 You'll have the opportunity to meet some of the entrepreneurs that Five Talents works with, and to see exactly how your sponsored walk will have an impact.

 
 

Prefer a quicker pace? Why not click here and join the team of runners instead!


Join us in Kericho as we walk a stunning route through the cool highlands in the centre of the country.   Click here for more race details.

Join us in Kericho as we walk a stunning route through the cool highlands in the centre of the country.

Click here for more race details.

You'll  visit, meet and walk  with the very people whose lives you are impacting.  Five Talents works with  22,000 entrepreneurs  across East Africa, providing them with the basic financial services like a safe place to save that allow them to start small businesses.   Click here to read about the impact you'll have.

You'll visit, meet and walk with the very people whose lives you are impacting.

Five Talents works with 22,000 entrepreneurs across East Africa, providing them with the basic financial services like a safe place to save that allow them to start small businesses.

Click here to read about the impact you'll have.

This is more than just a sponsored walk, this is the  Kenya Tea Trek !  It's not just about the trek day, over the week you'll spend time with your new friends, explore the beautiful area around Kericho, and have the option of adding on a safari, or visiting other projects.   Click for more details about the experience of a life-time.

This is more than just a sponsored walk, this is the Kenya Tea Trek!

It's not just about the trek day, over the week you'll spend time with your new friends, explore the beautiful area around Kericho, and have the option of adding on a safari, or visiting other projects.

Click for more details about the experience of a life-time.

 
 

A new challenge

Join us in October 2019 for a trek of a life time: challenge yourself and have a long-term positive impact on the communities you trek through. Take part in a trek right off the tourist track through stunning scenery, gentle hills, and the villages where Five Talents UK works.

Whichever option you choose, whether you walk the 6, 13 or 26 miles, you'll be part of a diverse group of people from the UK, Kenya, and the rest of the world. 
 

A trek like no other

During your week in Kenya you will have an opportunity to visit two of our microfinance programmes and see for yourself how it changes lives. Witness exactly where your fundraising is having an impact.

You'll have time to eat, dance and enjoy life Kenyan style, sharing stories and making connections with a great group of people. It's a genuinely unique experience organised by a professional team from Impact Marathon Series, a logistics company with a strong track record of organising races like this. Check out our FAQs for other details.

It’s not just about the trek

Visit the Five Talents financial inclusion programme in Kenya and see for yourself how it changes lives - meeting some of the 14,500 beneficiaries who access our savings, loans and business skills training every day.

View the video below to find out about Five Talents UK's work in East Africa and how it impacts the communities you'll be walking through. You can also read more about our model, impact, and clients on our main site.

Fundraising

We ask that each person raises a suggested minimum of £1000, every pound of which will support our programmes, impacting the lives of communities like the ones you'll be visiting on your trip with us.

Over the course of the year we will provide our trekkers with fundraising tips and share stories from last year's marathon to inspire you in your fundraising. 

For more details, visit our FAQs or feel free to contact us.

 
 

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Meet a member: Robert from Maai Mahiu

Robert is just 25 years old, but he has plenty of bright ideas. Originally, Robert was working as a labourer and road worker. He was trying to save his money to pay for university fees, where he was completing a Master’s degree in Business Studies. As a labourer he helped build a local kindergarten created from a Five Talents loan by another one of our members! He joined our savings and loans group and became the Treasurer. He was proud to be a leader among the group and fancied himself a disciplinarian, boldly charging fines to members who were not attending meetings! After completing his degree Robert took out a loan through the group to start a business, a small shop where he sells milk, nuts, crisps, sodas, and other products. He has added M-Pesa to as well for added income. Our 2018 Marathon runners and trekkers went to visit him in October and he was well stocked and ready to see us! When our team visited him he had already returned his loan, and was considering taking out another!

“I am now saving a little bit every day, and considered a role model in my community. I am very proud of what I have built.” - Robert from Maai Mahiu, Nakuru, Kenya

Itinerary

Sunday: Arrival in Nairobi where you will stay overnight and get to know your fellow runners. 
Monday: We’ll be heading to the Mathare Slum in Nairobi where you can see the immense need in Kenya.
Tuesday: Time for a trek! We have an adventurous day getting acclimated to our new altitude. Afterward we will visit a Five Talents project near Lake Naivasha.
Wednesday: Join (or just watch!) elite Kenyan runners and coaches at a track session, and soak up the atmosphere wandering home through the market.
Thursday: You’re in for an inspiring day visiting a Five Talents' programme. In the afternoon, there will be a Q&A session with local Kenyan runners so that you can find out everything you've always wanted to know about running as an elite. 
Friday: Trek day! 
Saturday: Departure day back to Nairobi or why not extend your trip of a lifetime and make the most of East Africa's beauty - head on safari in world famous Masai Mara, or go relax on the beach!

If you are interested in add ons email info@impactmarathonseries.com for more information.

We've got lots of answers on our FAQs but if you can't find what you're looking for, please do contact us.

Accommodation

You'll stay in comfortable, en-suite hotel accommodation with double, twin and single rooms all available (there is a single supplement). Full board, WiFi, friendly communal areas, beautiful gardens and enough Kenyan quirkiness to keep you entertained!

Price

The cost is £895 + flights, so it is likely to cost c. £1,500 in total for the week. This covers all of your accommodation, food and transport within Kenya as well as the Tea Trek entry fee, medical support and in-country guides for the week. The deposit is £195 with the balance payable in the summer.

We do ask you delay on booking flights until Five Talents gives the go-ahead!

Anyone signing up in the first week will receive a free safari trip in Nairobi!

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IMS contact

T: 07748 129440
(Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
run@fivetalents.org.uk

Any questions?

You'll find answers to many of your questions in our FAQs.