Why (Victoria Falls) Zimbabwe?
A landmark on many bucket lists, the legendary Victoria Falls waterfall straddles both Zimbabwe to the west and Zambia to the east. Considered the largest waterfall in the world, Victoria Falls extends almost a mile—the entire width of the Zambezi River—and is twice the height of Niagara Falls. Known in the Tonga language as ‘the Smoke that Thunders’, the awareness of nature’s mighty power through the waterfall’s eternal roar is worth the journey alone. The race is both scenic and wild, as the full marathon route crosses the Victoria Falls bridge, spanning the breathtaking gorge between Zimbabwe and Zambia before looping back into the National Park.
Why Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED)?
I run in Zimbabwe to support the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), a wonderfully inspiring and impactful organization that brings educational opportunities to women and girls across Africa. It operates knowing that for many young girls, especially orphans, school is the only place to receive adult guidance and personal support. To make this happen, CAMFED has partnered with thousands of rural schools to support over 100,000 girls in Zimbabwe alone with secondary school scholarships. Beyond this, their programs like Parent Support Groups and Learner Guides work to go one step further in opening up the futures that these girls deserve.
Join me on this journey to support CAMFED in Zimbabwe.