TLPF is a charitable organization focused on restoring peace and fostering economic empowerment among pastoralists in East Africa. It was established in 2003 by Tegla Loroupe, a Kenyan marathon legend and the Foundation’s President. Essentially, TLPF works to rebuild social relations and develop trust among communities at war over scarce water, scarce pasture, and resources for their herds and crops. Climate change threatens increasingly fragile livelihoods and families in some of the world’s most impoverished nomadic communities.

Twenty-one years of Peace Races have established sports as an alternative economic livelihood pathway to the warrior’s traditional practice of cattle rustling. The Warrior’s Training Center retrains those who put down their weapons and choose peace, offering opportunities in competing, training, ranching, farming, and other occupations.

The Peace Races gather a broad community, and are designed to increase awareness of girl child rights, to foster education, and champion peace and cooperation as the future for all tribes. Peace demands a fundamental change in the perception of pastoralists towards cattle raiding as a form of livelihood.

With a vision of A Peaceful, Prosperous and Just World In Which Sports is a Unifying Factor, the Foundation’s continued activities restore peace among warring pastoralists through sports, and build a foundation on which to make a difference in the lives of the less privileged. 

Our Mission

To promote peaceful building, livelihood and resilience of poor people affected by violence and vulnerable to conflicts and civil strife in the world

Our Vision 

A peaceful prosperous and just world in which sports is the unifying and livelihood factor

Tegla Loroupe describes our core values:

Our President

Ambassador, Dr., Order of the Golden Heart, SS Tegla Loroupe

President of the The Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation

See Ambassador Loroupe in Juba, South Sudan: The June, 2024, Olympic Team celebration

The Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation main office is in Nairobi, in a new location in Lavington, off Mbaaki Road.

Contact Brian Wasike at +254 701 286055; +254 20 8005339

For ten years, the office was on the second floor of the main office building at Shalom House, close to Ngong Road, near Junction. In late 2020, the office moved to its current location.

The Tegla Loroupe Olympic Refugee Training Camp is located in the town of Ngong, fifteen kilometers to the west of Nairobi. Click to see the location, and for driving instructions.

In the United States, the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation is represented by the Tegla Loroupe Peace Organization, organized under United States law as a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. You may reach their Chief Representative, John Gage, at john.gage@teglapeace.org.