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You have the opportunity to be part of a life changing experience…

13-24 July 2019


One that will not only push you out of your comfort zone to achieve something extraordinary, but in doing so will transform the lives of orphaned and abandoned children currently living in poverty in Kenya.

Did you know that over 1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty… that’s one in every two children in the world. Or that according to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty…that’s over 8 million children needlessly dying each year out of the eye of the western media.

You can do something about this.

The Run from Poverty Experience will enable you to make a difference in hundreds of children’s lives simply by setting a challenge to run and raise funds to allow One Heart to build more schools and homes in Kenya.

We believe education is the key to breaking the poverty cycle.

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Everything you need to know can be found in our
fully packed information brochure.Click here to download!

This is your opportunity to step out and take part in what would have to be the most adventurous and inspiring personal development experience in Australia.

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You can take part as an individual or in a team. The total group will be around 20 people and is open to participants from anywhere in the world, subject to an application process. We will all rendezvous in Nairobi, Kenya, before the group journey begins where you will no doubt build some new friendships. The first couple of days are immersed in the running culture of Iten…’the home of champions’ at the world famous High Altitude Training Centre (HATC). Here you will be surrounded and inspired by some of the best athletes in the world including current and past Olympic champions. We will get our hands dirty as we get involved in some building work at the One Heart Children’s Village so you can leave your mark. Here we also get to spend some time at the One Heart School and get to know the kids.

Over 10 incredible days you’ll experience a journey like no other. Designed for any level of running ability, it is about much more than just running…it is an experience that will challenge your mind, body and soul.

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You will be exposed to the realities of poverty and what can be done to change it as we visit the street kid’s shelters, slums and get to meet the many friends and partners of One Heart. For some, it will be the opportunity to meet their sponsor child. Then the ultimate test… the actual Run from Poverty. Choose your own distance to suit your ability. From 5km right up to a full marathon. You can
also choose to complete the marathon in a relay if you are travelling as a team. It’s up to you…so challenge yourself.
A journey to Kenya wouldn’t be complete without a safari, so we finish the experience in the breathtaking Masai Mara National Park to witness the annual migration of the wildebeest including breakfast with the hippos!


Be inspired

Throughout the 10 days there will be workshop sessions on leadership and personal development with a range of inspiring guest speakers designed to stretch you and challenge you to be the best you can be.

The unique Run from Poverty Experience will see you talking with and learning from some of the legends of Kenyan running, some of the greatest athletes in the world and being challenged to assess your own goals. This is a priceless experience.

* Other speakers may be subject to change as a result of the international athletics calendar.

Situated on the equator, the East African country of Kenya has been described as ‘the cradle of humanity’.

With its scenic beauty and abundant wildlife, Kenya is most famous for two things…it’s runners and the Masai Mara. You’ll be experiencing the best of both!


A key goal of the Run from Poverty Experience is to raise funds to construct more homes, classrooms and provide seed funding for income generating sources. Therefore as part of the overall experience, each participant is required to raise $10,000 each to contribute to the One Heart projects.

Funds raised will be used to continue the expansion of this life saving work and we are confident that the effort you and your business commit to reaching the minimum target will only make the overall experience richer for you, as it will cause you to engage on a deeper level.

In addition, all donations to One Heart are fully tax deductible.

What greater satisfaction in life could there be than to know that through your fundraising, generosity and running, you will be able to provide the infrastructure to house and educate orphaned and abandoned children, not just now, but for generations to come.

That is what we call creating a legacy.


One Heart has a long term vision to create a series of villages that are financially, environmentally and socially sustainable. We know that in order to provide a lasting change for generations to come we need to continue to develop a model that is self sustainable. This is why all of our projects are aimed at providing for the immediate needs of our kids, and also generate an income stream or an outcome that will transform the community. Therefore we are continuing to raise funds for the following key projects.

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Provide greenhouses for year round agriculture and income generation. Build two new homes for 50 children where they will grow as a family with committed loving parents. To construct an entire classroom wing enabling the education of 150 more children.


Register you interest today and we will contact you shortly with further information about The Run from Poverty Experience 2019.

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