Welcome to the Kilimanjaro Marathon

23 February 2025|Tanzania










Africa Marathons is an Official Travel Partner of the World Athletics Accredited Kilimanjaro Marathon

The 23rd edition of the Kilimanjaro Marathon will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2025.

It takes 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). The Kilimanjaro Marathon is an accredited World Athletics (previously IAAF) race and has official time-keeping, marshalling and refreshment points at regular intervals. It can also be used as a qualifier for the Comrades Marathon in South Africa, another one on our list of must-do Africa running events.

The race has a quite manageable altitude with the entire race being completed between 830m and 1150m above sea level on good tarred roads. The route passes through many villages, farms, banana and coffee plantations, patches of forest and sections of Moshi town, all surrounded by a great atmosphere provided by the excitement of residents who give ample vocal support throughout! Towards the finishing line, the atmosphere in the stadium is electric with local bands playing, entertainment and big crowds, along with plenty of food and drink – including the famous Kilimanjaro beer of course!

Our 2025 Kilimanjaro Marathon travel itinerary is not yet available, but please contact us or email us.

To join the Africa Marathons Team or if you have any questions please email - [email protected] or ring +44 1932 361807 (UK), +1 844 390 1798 (USA) or +44 (0)7791360170 (Rob).

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Our 2025 @comradesmarathon team is ALREADY filling up 😅
We’re awaiting official race dates, but rallying the troops is well underway and we’d love to have you there with us.
Head to our stories to pre register ⚡️
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They say in these races you’ll experience the highest highs and the lowest lows, but let us tell you, when those highs hit, every low experienced will be fast forgotten knowing YOU are achieving the unthinkable.
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Throwing it back to this time last week when we rallied the troops (and the nerves) to head to the @comradesmarathon expo and collect their race numbers ahead of the big day Sunday. 
I’m sure you’ve seen from our stories, but yet again we couldn’t be more grateful to have had the most brilliant group join us to experience the oldest and largest ultra marathon in the world. 
The pleasure was all ours and you bet planning has begun for 2025 😏
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Our 2024 @comradesmarathon Race Day Recap ⚡️
Feel the thrill, embrace the journey, and be part of the legacy. We’ll see YOU next year!
🎥 @jess_meniere
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The founders and directors of Africa Marathons have over 35 years of combined experience in the Africa travel industry. We promote and offer packages to running events in 4 African countries at present.

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