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During COVID-19, the challenges women face every day have grown considerably. The road ahead
for women in Mali is very long, but we know that their hard work and determination to make a better
life for themselves and their children will see them through the pandemic. And we can help them.


Miles for Mali Mamas is our chance to remember, celebrate, and support the mamas who are
working hard each day to keep their families safe and beat the odds.

Sign up today!


Miles for Mali Mamas is a two-week virtual tour through peri-urban communities in Bamako to meet and support women who are keeping their families and communities safe and healthy during COVID-19, despite challenging odds.


How does it work?

Simply do your normal activity at home - run, swim, walk the dog, row, bike, yoga, zumba, gardening, breastfeeding - any activity counts! You'll convert it into miles and log it into this platform to progress through a 26.4 mile route. Go at your own pace - if you reach the end, you can keep logging your miles to see how far you can go!

You'll meet some amazing women along the way!

Sign up today!

Grab your friends and family and participate as a team! Register as a group*, or use these steps once you register to invite your friends and family to join you!

$30 Individual Entry
$25/person for groups of 4+

*even if you don't know all the members of your team, you can still register for a group and add names later

Make your team!

As our way of saying thanks, we'll have a variety of prizes for participants, like gift cards from our friends at Rest Well Baby and Crafts & Drafts, soap from Fillaree, art from Mali, and our Mali Mama Bar gift sets!

We'll have prizes for the participant with:

  • Top amount raised or donated

  • Most total miles

  • Most miles logged in one day

  • Most team members recruited

  • Most donors/supporters

  • Most shares on social media

  • ... and a few surprises!

A big thanks to our generous sponsors!


We're raising $10,000 to support women in Mali - join us!


Raised of $10,000



What is a virtual challenge? How does it work?
It's an event that takes place entirely online. The 26.4 mile route will guide you on a tour to meet mothers around Bamako. Just do your normal workout or activity at home and convert it into miles using this chart. Then, record your miles here on the site and enjoy your tour! You can go at your own pace, and be as competitive as you want, just like in any other race.

It's after October 1st, can I still sign up?
Absolutely! You can join any time before the race ends. No matter how far you go before the end, you’ll receive information about the mothers we work with and the communities where they live.

The route is way too short/long for me!
The route is on a loop, so if you log 26.4 miles before October 15, you can keep going. We'll also make sure you have a great experience even if you don't finish the full route - what's most important is that you join us!

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