The Kilimanjaro Marathon is run out of the town of Moshi, at the foot of this iconic mountain. This professionally organised IAAF approved race consists of a full marathon, half marathon and fun run. Set up by the organisers to grow sport and promote tourism in Tanzania, these races attract over 3200 runners from over 50 countries, and numbers are growing yearly.
Known as one of the most scenic races in the world, with Kilimanjaro's white peak looking over the runners as they run throught both urban areas and rural farmland and villages, this is a must on all runners wish lists.
The event atttracts both top athletes running for big prizes and a chance to prove themselves on an international stage, from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia etc, as well as social runners from around the world, coming to Tanzania to enjoy their sport and take in Tanzanias top attractions such as Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar, as well as climb Kilimanjaro of course.
A new category of runners has been introduced with the help of our sponsors, which is a Disabled Category.
The race donates a large amount of money each year to Athletics Tanzania as well as local charities, schools, hospitals etc.