Sunday 26 June 2011 sees the 21st Mount Kilimanjaro Marathon take place. For Australian runners and enthusiasts, here is your chance to climb to the highest summit on the most exotic continent, run a marathon on another continent (a key step to the 7 Continents Club), experience the wildlife and local culture with an African safari that you’ve dreamed about since childhood. Enquire today.
Sunday 26 June 2011
This dynamic marathon takes place in Moshi, Tanzania and was recently awarded #2 Runner’s World award for Wonder of the World Marathon.
For Australian runners and enthusiasts, here is your chance to climb to the highest summit on the most exotic continent, run a marathon on another continent (a key step to the 7 Continents Club), experience the wildlife and local culture with an African safari that you’ve dreamed about since childhood.
There is also a half marathon and fun run for those less confident of completing a full marathon.
Of course a trip to Tanzania would not be complete without visiting one of the icons : Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater, the wildebeest migration is in the southern Serengeti at this time of year, and we have some great safari options for you to choose from. If time is a little short, we can design a fly-in safari to one of our camps for a few nights. Or how about a walking safari INSIDE the Serengeti/Ngorongoro conservation areas? Or, climb Kilimanjaro – a 6 day hike through beautiful landscapes. Zanzibar also beckons those weary legs… relax on the beach after your marathon and lap up some sun! A Zanzibar holiday is a great way of ending a life-changing trip.
Get in touch today and start planning your Tanzania marathon and Tanzania safari holiday!
THE MARATHON ROUTE
The route for the MT Kilimanjaro Marathon is a simple lO.5K loop. The race begins at the Moshi Country Club which is in a suburban area of the town of Moshi so there is no traffic. It continues along a country road which is paved but also has a side road that some runners prefer which is soft grass for 4 Kilometres. Then the runners reach a traffic circle where there is some traffic and turn right onto a side road that is adjacent to a large road. They turn on this road at 5.2K and start their run back to the Country Club. There is a water station every Kilometre which is highly decorated and has water and oranges. All water is bottled water which is opened by the runner. He can throwaway the bottle when he is finished because there is a clean up crew.
Every runner who has run the race says, “I do not need the water stations so close to each other” but we know they do! At the same time that the runners are on the course officials drive over the course to make sure everyone is OK. Runners who get ill are able to just stop and they will be picked up.
Many runners bring small gifts with them to give to the Tanzanian runners. The number one gift that all Tanzanian runners want are “OLD SHOES”. The Tanzanians are very poor and truly appreciate your old running shoes. So if you have any old shoes that you do not need anymore, please bring them with you. The Tanzanians will appreciate anything you bring. Old prescription eye glasses, T shirts, time watches, etc are also appreciated.
For details on the marathon, visit www.kilimanjaromarathon.com