Welcome to the Kilimanjaro Marathon

27 February 2022|Tanzania

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

The 20th edition of the Kilimanjaro Marathon will take place on Sunday February 27, 2022.

Taking place under the watchful eye 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 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 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 for the Kilimanjaro Marathon 2022 full travel itinerary.

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

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What do you do the night before a race? 🌙

"I carbo load before a race. Good carbs are things like sweet potato, whole wheat pasta, brown rice etc. I have quite a big pasta the night before with a bit of protein too, usually in the form of chicken or tuna, with not too much sauce to avoid tummy issues on race day. I love spicy food, so my meal the night before races is always quite bland to me."

 - Coach Nick Bester

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It's officially 100 days until the legendary Comrades Marathon 2022. We cannot wait! 🤩

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The Sierra Leone Marathon is more than just a race. 🙌

You will have the opportunity to see the impact of your fundraising when exploring Northern Sierra Leone where Street Child’s rural and urban projects are situated and attend workshops with the Street Child Sierra Leone teams.

Learn more about Street Child of Sierra Leone on their website: https://www.streetchildsl.org

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Cape Town Marathon 2022 will take place on 16 October 2022 and starts and finishes outside the iconic Cape Town Stadium. 🤩

The race is a sightseeing tour of the natural beauty of Cape Town’s mountains and sea, as well as many of the city’s attractions and cultural areas. 🌅

Are you joining Team Africa Marathons? We are the Official Travel Partner of the 2022 Cape Town Marathon, and have a fully-loaded itinerary planned out for your to enjoy every second of your time in South Africa. 

View our full itinerary on our website.
To those starting out as marathon runners, what advice would you give them? 🏃

"Firstly, enjoy the process! Secondly, never underestimate just how tough that last 10kms is going to be. In my first marathon I definitely underestimated just how tough that last bit would be. 

It’s always tough. As long as you’re prepared for it then you’ll be able to handle it. I know marathons can be scary, but enjoy every second! There is nothing quite like finishing your first one! No better feeling in the world!" 

- Coach Nick Bester

Learn more about our coach Nick on our website: https://www.africamarathons.com/coach/

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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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