Safaricom has been the marathon's Title Sponsor since its inception in 2000 over which time the amount of sponsorship has risen to the current level of Ksh 14m. Additional co-sponsorship arrangements roughly double the overall sponsorship secured by the event.

A unique aspect of the event has been its ability to bring together the business community in Kenya. Many companies use the event as a team building opportunity, which engenders a real sense of camaraderie amongst staff, as well as a healthy dose of inter-company rivalry!

As an example the following Kenyan based companies kindly provided valuable co-sponsorship towards the event in 2017: Huawei Technologies (K) Ltd., Highlands Mineral Water & Company, Lucozade- Suntory Beverage and Food Kenya, Acceler Global Logistics, Seacom (Sea Submarine Communications), Nokia, AMREF Flying Doctors, ICEA Lion General Insurance Company Ltd., Dimension Data Solutions Ltd., KENGEN, ICJ (The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists),M-KOPA Kenya Ltd., Madison Insurance Ltd., Nation Media Group, KPMG, Cisco Systems Kenya, BioFood, SAP Kenya, Vivo Energy Kenya, Scanad Kenya Ltd., BATUK, SGA Security, Safarilink.

In addition, the event has attracted teams from major international companies who have sent teams out to Kenya from the UK and US (including Black Rock, Deutsche Bank, EMSO, Investec Asset Management, and Artemis Investment Management). These overseas teams have raised a substantial proportion of the funds for the good causes.

To learn more about corporate sponsorship options for the 2018 marathon, please contact us marathon@lewa.org