The Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon

Kilimanjaro Marathon
Kilimanjaro Marathon
Kilimanjaro Marathon


The Kilimanjaro Premium Lager was the brainchild of our Director John Addison back in the early 2000s and had its first edition in 2003. Since then the event has grown year on year, to now being recognized as one of the top 5 sporting events in the Tanzanian calendar with over 10 000 people attending in 2023, as well as thousands more visiting the areas of Moshi and Arusha on race weekend.

The race has become one of the must-do events on the African racing calendar because of its challenging route, spectacular views of Kilimanjaro and the electric atmosphere that engulfs the area.

The marathon will be cantering into its 22nd year in 2024 and promises to be one of the year’s top events for runners of any level.

As the official organizers of the marathon, Wild Frontiers is able to offer the best travel packages to the area over race weekend. We also specialize in creating add-on experiences to enhance your time in Tanzania. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the announcement of our next race!

Race Distances

The Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon offers three distances to eager runners looking to run in the shadow of Africa’s Highest Peak. These are:

  1. The Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Full Marathon (42.2km)
  2. The Tigo Half Marathon (21.1km)
  3. The Fun Run (5km)

This AIMS registered race has been set up to promote the sport in Tanzania, and has the official backing of the Tanzania Tourist Board, the Tanzania Amateur Athletics Association and the World Athletics.

2023 Highlights

For more Highlight Videos check out the Kilimanjaro Premium Lager YouTube Channel here.

Kilimanjaro Marathon Packages

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If you still don’t find exactly what you are looking for, we can tailor make a trip just for you. Follow our Travel Packages link below. Once there, fill out the “Travel Packages Form” located at the bottom of the webpage to get in contact with us. We will then have one of our experienced safari designers assist you in putting together your perfect marathon experience.

Travel Packages