MAASAI OLYMPICS

2020

 

FINAL IN

DECEMBER

TOWARD THE FINISH LINE

 

Following three successful events, in 2012, 2014 and 2016, Big Life Foundation is excited to have another Maasai Olympics competition (2018) under our belts.

 

Last March, Maasai Olympics 2018 began in the form of launch meetings across the ecosystem, followed closely by team selections for each warrior manyatta and practise sessions, under the supervision of coaches, to hone the athletes’ skills. 

 

With the teams trained, conditioned and  ready to compete, six regional  competitions were held July through October, all leading to the Olympics Day final in December.

 

The Maasai Olympics is about more than sport, therefore conservation education meetings are held throughout the year.

 

To support the 2020 Maasai Olympics, please contact info@biglife.org.

COMPETITION EVENTS

COMPETITION PRIZES...

in 2014 & 2016

 

Top 3 winners for each event received Medals and Cash prizes.

 

Top winners of the 5,000 and 800m races received a Sponsored Safari, by MWCT, to participate in the 2015 & 2017 New York Marathon.

 

The manyatta with the best conservation record received the Chester Zoo Conservation award.

 

The overall winning manyatta received a Trophy and Prized breeding bull. 

If you are interested in donating towards the competition's prizes or contributing a new prize please click the "Sponsor A Prize" button or contact us at info@biglife.org.

in 2012

 

Cash prizes were awarded for the top three finishers in each of the six track and field events.

The overall winning team (Mbirikani manyatta) received a prize breeding bull that provides benefits to their families and their local community.

An Iltuati (warrior) applicant with the combined qualities of outstanding scholar and athlete recieved a four-year university scholarship.

The manyatta (Rombo) judged to have had the best conservation record that year in conserving all wildlife, not just lions and predators recieved the Chester Zoo Conservation Prize.

The winner of the 5,000 meter race recieved a sponsored safari to run in the 2013 New York Marathon

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