The Amazing Maasai Ultra 2012 (enhanced ebook)
Empowering girls through education and running
The Amazing Maasai Ultra 2011, Kenya's first and only ultra marathon, raised scholarship funds to send 20 talented but financially needy Maasai girls to high school. Building on that success, the Maasai communities of Laikipia North in Kenya, with the assistance of U.S.-based 501c3 non-profit organization Amazing Maasai Girls Project and title sponsor Assured Alliance, hosted The Assured Alliance Amazing Maasai Ultra 2012, a 21 kilometer half marathon, 42 kilometer marathon, and 75 kilometer ultra marathon on September 29, 2012, and significantly surpassed scholarship funds raised from 2011, further demonstrating to the young women of the local communities the impact of education, empowerment, and athletics.
This ebook is a photographic chronicle of the race, and the 236 runners from 15 countries who came together to promote the cause of girls' education in Kenya. This ebook is also a collection of stunning wildlife and landscape images that illustrate that The Assured Alliance Amazing Maasai Ultra 2012 is not just a unique race, but also an adventure drawing runners from across the globe. The Assured Alliance Amazing Maasai Ultra 2012 ebook is being for US$11.99, 80% (or US$9.59) of which is earmarked to fund scholarships for highly-qualified but financially-challenged girls to attend the St. Francis Girls' Secondary School, Kimanjo Mixed School and Il-Polei Mixed School in Kenya's Rift Valley.
(Note: due to imperfections in the ebook conversion process, the 2-page photo spread on pages 40-41 didn't transfer. We hope the cool race promotional video on page 160 more than make up for it!)