Welcome to the Kilimanjaro Marathon

26 February 2023|Tanzania










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

The 21st edition of the Kilimanjaro Marathon will take place on Sunday, February 26, 2023.

Taking place under the watchful eye of the highest mountain in Africa and 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 also can be used as a qualifier for the Comrades Marathon in South Africa, another of 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!

Please click here to get an idea of our Kilimanjaro Marathon 2023 full travel itinerary.

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) +44 (0)7791360170 (Rob).

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Get more information on our travel itinerary for 2023 on our website.

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Commit to your first marathon with us, we have 6 AMAZING races to choose from: www.africamarathons.com
3 GREAT Tips for New Runners from our coach, Nick Bester πŸ‘‡

1. Commit to a Race (we have 6 incredible marathons that we can start you off with)
2. Focus on the variables around running i.e., sleeping and nutrition
3. Add some structure to your training

Check out the video for more info on these tips πŸ™Œ
Beginning on 26th of April 2023, the Sierra Leone Marathon is a five-day adventure which will take you off the beaten track, all whilst showing you the beauty Sierra Leone has to offer. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡± Winding through tropical jungle and local villages, the marathon route will take you through some of the most beautiful scenery in Northern Sierra Leone. 🌍 From a full and half marathon to a 10K or 5K option, there is something for all running abilities. Regardless of the distance you run, each race will provide you with a unique perspective on this beautiful country, all whilst challenging your body and mind. 🀩

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View our 2023 Sierra Leonne Marathon itinerary and more  on our website. 

This trip is much more than just a marathon. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ You will have the opportunity to explore Northern Sierra Leone with like-minded individuals, attending workshops and discovering more about Street Child's work. 🌍

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View our 2023 Sierra Leonne Marathon itinerary and more  on our website.


Four Countries, Six Marathons

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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