The Kilimanjaro mountain is one of the most spectacular wonders of nature. Every year at the end of February and beginning of March a special marathon is held at the foot hills of mount Kilimanjaro in the town of Moshi, Tanzania. The purpose of the marathon is to promote sports and recreation while also promoting local economy of the area.

Photo source: African Rooftop

For the year 2020 the marathons will be held from 1st March. It is an amazing experience and an awesome place to be,  especially at this time. And the best part is you can add a little spice to your trip by combining your journey with a couple of days  in Serengeti  for a game drive or let your muscles recover on the beach sands of Zanzibar, or you can have both! Why not!

So the marathon is divided into three levels which are:

  • The Standard marathon-42.2 km, starts at 6:30 am
  • The half marathon-21.1km, starts at 7:00 am
  • Fun run-5km, starts at 7:45 am

There are several requirements that differ based on the type of marathon level you registered for, for example you need to be at least 21 to go for the 42km marathon, 18 years for the 21km and 10 years and above for the fun run with a requirement of an adult escort of course. You can get more details about the regulations and standards from the Kili marathon website.

Photo source: Safari Bando

The marathon is super fun with the locals cheering you on along the way, and don’t get me started with the scenic views. Breath taking! The whole route is under the watch of mount Kilimanjaro and its exotic surrounding greenery. Also at the end of the finish line there will be music and sometimes live entertainment. Hospitality tents serving drinks and food and even masseuse tents will also be available.

This is an experience you do not want to miss! I myself will be booking for my own ticket soon, Hope to see you there!

You can get more information about the marathon from the

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Take care and happy travels! 🙂

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