Maternity Africa would like to invite you, your colleagues, family and friends to participate in our annual “Fistula Marathon”, an event that raises awareness and support for women suffering from obstetric fistula. We plan that the event will be held on Sunday 26 May 2024, with 5km, 10km and 21km options. The marathon will commence at Magereza Grounds, opposite UWC International School, beside the roundabout on the Arusha bypass/main road from Arusha to Dodoma, near Arusha Airport.

Start time is 7:00am.

The Fistula Marathon is more than just a race; it’s an opportunity for us to come together as a community to make a meaningful difference in the lives of women suffering from this dreadful condition. By participating in the marathon, you will not only challenge yourself physically but also contribute to breaking the silence of women who are too afraid to come for treatment, as well as advocating for better maternal healthcare for pregnant women in Tanzania.

There’s a place for everyone at the Fistula Marathon. You can choose to run, walk, or even volunteer to help make this event a success.

Your participation will make a difference to these women. Together, we can raise awareness, funds, and hope/smiles for women living with fistula around Tanzania.

You can pay through Lipa Namba 5498117 Maternity Africa only TZS 35,000 per person to confirm your participation. Price includes a tee-shirt and a medal. If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to contact us on 0713 417 169.

We look forward to seeing you at the Fistula Marathon and making a positive impact together, to the community and all women suffering from fistula.

Kind regards,

Michael Hynds, Country Director, Maternity Africa