Kilimanjaro Marathon

A Unique Blend of Running, Culture, and Celebration

Every year since 2003, the Kilimanjaro Marathon is held in the town of Moshi. Placed at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro at 700-850m above sea level, it is a one-of-a-kind running event. The atmosphere in Moshi during race weekend is electric. The race takes place in the shade of the jacaranda trees and there are plenty of places to explore around the race track, lots of restaurants, and venues offering a full range of foods from local fare to fantastic Indian Cuisine and live music around town. The excitement around the event is enormous, with locals coming out to support the athletes. The event finishes in the MoCu Stadium, in Moshi – with music, food, and drinks. Run the Kilimanjaro Marathon with us!


Athletic Prestige and Recognition

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 IAAF. The marathon is split into three races: a standard 42.2 km marathon, a 21.1 km half marathon, and a 5 km “Fun Run” all taking place in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. All races are marshaled, with traffic control and medics along the way.


Not Just a Run

Participating in the Kilimanjaro Marathon can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that combines adventure, culture, and charity work. It can challenge you physically and mentally while allowing you to explore one of the most beautiful regions in the world. The marathon is at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. The scenery is breathtaking and provides a picturesque backdrop for the run. The Kilimanjaro Marathon is challenging, with the altitude and terrain testing even the most experienced runners. Completing the race can give you a sense of accomplishment and boost your self-confidence. You get the opportunity to experience the rich culture and traditions of Tanzania. You can interact with the local people and learn about their way of life, making the trip a unique and memorable experience. The Kilimanjaro Marathon is a race and a platform to raise awareness and funds for various charitable organizations in Tanzania. By participating in the marathon, you can contribute to a worthy cause and positively impact the community.