Karibu is a trail running club with a difference. Launched in March 2017, KARIBU has just celebrated its first year by building a loyal membership and now delivers 12 stunning trail runs every month throughout Sussex and Surrey.
Karibu was the brainchild of Salomon ambassador Sam Lutman-Pauc, a passionate trail runner who wanted to create an inclusive and welcoming club that runs all year round no matter what the weather, with the core objective of getting more people to run off-road and explore the beauty and abundance of trails on their doorstep.
Runs range from 5k to a more adventurous 16k and are delivered on weekday mornings (Mon – Wed, 10am). Night Trails take place on Friday evenings (6:30pm) and 16K Adventures are held on both Saturday and Sunday mornings (8am).
As a member of Karibu you are rewarded every time you run. Your run leader will scan your membership card, which will score you points. As the points build they can be exchanged for Salomon trail running products at nominated retail partners in Sussex and Surrey.
What if you are not sure Karibu is right for you? You are welcome to join any Karibu trail run for free. Following your introductory run, you can choose either three month or annual membership. Membership fees support the continued growth of Karibu and provide members with a number of benefits, including insurance and exclusive discounts.
Membership benefits include access to all Karibu trail runs; route maps with interactive gradient graph and GPX download; membership card with loyalty scheme rewarding Karibu runners with Salomon goodies; free insurance cover; exclusive access to European Karibu trail run weekends; 20% discount off Karibu 1-day trail workshops; Karibu Trail Tech running vest (usually £18) and free KIND snack bars after each run.
In case you were wondering, karibu is Swahili for welcome!