Run, Walk, Swim, Bike, Skate

Keep the Distance - Go the Distance

Reaching out - Staying safe

May 22 - 30, 2020

During this stressful time of social distancing and closures and cancellations, it is easy to have feelings of boredom, discouragement, despair, and helplessness.
Three great ways to help combat these feelings are getting outside, getting some exercise and giving service to others.  Help us spread the word about the Shamba Foundation and the important work we are doing together, and in the process lift your spirits and improve your health. All proceeds and donations will help fund our new Mizizi Gardens transitional housing development.

The worldwide pandemic has changed all of our lives. It has affected our friends in the slums of Kenya in a harsh way. Food, water, and medical care were already scarce. Right now, they need our help more than ever! We can't save the entire slums of Soweto and Kayole, but with your help we CAN make a difference in the lives of many families, enabling them to provide a brighter future for themselves.


how will you Participate?

Sign up Today

  • Register for the virtual race by clicking the “register now” button below.
  • Purchase a shirt and/or make a donation to help kids in Kenya (optional).
  • Run your own unique 5k race (or whatever length works for you) in your own clever way --walk, run, bike, swim, roller skate, elliptical, etc. anytime between May 22nd and May 30th.
  • Share your race on social media (be sure to tag us) and upload your results in the form below by Wednesday June 3rd.
  • Winners of prize drawings will be notified by June 6th. 

Have you completed your event?  Tell us what you did to #GoTheDistance4Kenya Click on the button below to enter your results. See below for more details on the prize drawing. 


All the important details

Register: April 27th - May 8th to get a t-shirt. 
Race: Friday, May 22nd - Saturday, May 30th
Location: Wherever you are!
Cost: FREE to participate. T-shirt is $22, Long-sleeve shirt is $32. Proceeds from shirt sales and all donations will be used to fund the Mizizi Gardens project.
Report your results: Share your race on Instagram and Facebook. Be sure to tag us @theshambafoundation and use #gothedistance4kenya so we will see it. Upload your distance and time with a screenshot and/or a photo in the form below by 11:59pm, June 3rd.

prize drawing info

All prizes will be awarded by random drawing and will be in the form of an electronic gift card (winner's choice of a local business or Amazon), or for the child participation a stuffed animal and picture book. Prizes will be awarded for each of the following:

Participation: child (under 12), adult
Creative Activity: all "other" activities
Go the Distance: awarded to the longest verified distance (in case of a tie, winner selected by random drawing)

how to enter

Participate in your chosen activity between Friday, May 22nd and Saturday, May 30th. Everyone that enters their results in the form below by 11:59 pm on June 3rd will be entered into a prize drawing in the respective category. You can get additional entries for doing each of the following:

  • Buy a shirt.
  • Post your virtual event on Instagram. Tag us @theshambafoundation and use #gothedistance4kenya.
  • Post your virtual event on Facebook. Tag us @theshambafoundation and use #gothedistance4kenya.
  • Create an Instagram or Facebook story - encouraging others to join the virtual event. Tag us @theshambafoundation and use #gothedistance4kenya.

remember the great time we had last september?

We can't wait to get together and create more memories with you!