We doubt there is a more evocative name in the annual running calendar than the Kilimanjaro Marathon. Taking place under the watchful eye of the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world, the Kilimanjaro Marathon (42.2km), half marathon (21.1km) and fun run (5km).
Although its location might sound daunting, the marathon is quite manageable, with the entire run being completed between altitudes of between 830m and 1150m above sea-level, on good tarred roads.
The Kilimanjaro Marathon is an accredited IAAF race, has official time-keeping, marshalling and refreshment points at regular intervals. It also can be used as a qualifier for the Comrades Marathon in South Africa, another on our list of must-do Africa running events.
You can find out much more about the Kilimanjaro Marathon by clicking below. But before you do, we want you to consider making the most of your visit to Tanzania and enjoy the many other attractions we can make available to you.
Pre- or post-marathon, the options are endless. And through our parent company Tailormade Africa, we can offer you exceptional, individually designed itineraries. Here are just a few examples.
Climb Kilimanjaro! At 5,895m Kilimanjaro is a tough, but attainable goal for those who are determined and fit enough. Climbs pre- or post-marathon can be organised by us and normally last between 6 and 8 days.
Of course, if this is all too strenuous then Tanzania is home to a wealth of fantastic wildlife and breathtaking scenery. We can arrange safaris pre- or post-run, ranging from just a couple of days to a week or more.
For those who just need to rest then a short flight takes you to the beautiful, idyllic islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia.
We can organise for you to relax for as long as the mood takes you on the pristine, palm tree fringed white beaches, swimming, snorkelling, diving or exploring the history of Zanzibar's capital, Stone Town.
There is so much to enjoy as part of your Kilimanjaro Marathon experience, so do speak to us.
AFRICA MARATHONS IS AN OFFICIAL TRAVEL PARTNER OF THE IAAF ACCREDITED KILIMANJARO MARATHON.
Whether you are an experienced or novice runner and looking for a new challenge or just simply thinking about visiting the continent for the first time, we would love to speak to you. Our first aim is to get to know you, your running experience and aspirations, so we may best advise on which events would challenge you whilst giving you a high chance of success. So please do pick up the phone and give us a call. We look forward to speaking to you.