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mbio za watu

the peoples race

26th February 2023



 Fun Run

42.2km     21.1km     5km

Run one of the worlds most iconic marathons in the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania


Luxury lodge accommodation, using our Kosher kitchens, food and mashgiach (shomer). Relaxing Shabbat with everything taken care of.


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 World Athletics.

The races all take place in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. All races are marshalled, with traffic control and medics along the way.

The atmosphere over ‘race weekend’ is electric.  Moshi is jam-packed with people who have trained up for their favourite race distance – motivated to come and ‘strut their stuff’.  There is so much energy throughout the town of Moshi – with people coming from around the world to enjoy this unique event. 


The Course

The Kilimanjaro Marathon is run between 830m and 1150m altitude and on good, tarred roads

The route leaves Moshi stadium and heads down towards the town, and then along the main road to Dar es Salaam for approximately 8-9 km. This section of the route is relatively flat, and there are plenty of spectators and well-wishers along the road.

You turn around and head back to the town of Moshi, turning toward the mountain and heading up a long, steady ascent towards Mweka. The uphill climb is gradual, but with Kilimanjaro towering above and all the local villagers out to cheer you on, the time passes quickly. The route then turns west through a lovely forest area before turning south for a fast downhill run back toward the stadium. Regular water tables as well as ‘sponging points’ and the odd ‘shower’ keep the runners refreshed and cool along the entire route. The route passes through many smallholding farms, villages, banana and coffee plantations and patches of forest, providing great excitement to the residents who give ample vocal support.

For those running the Kilimanjaro Half Marathon, the route also starts at the Moshi stadium and after a short, flat section, it follows the gradual uphill route to Mweka as per the full marathon – before turning towards the stadium again. The atmosphere in the stadium is electric with local bands playing, entertainment, crowds of local enthusiasts to cheer the runners and lots of food and drink for sale.


Minimum age for the Kilimanjaro Marathon is 20 years and 18 years for the Half Marathon. 


There is also a 5 km fun run for all ages

Course Profiles

Full Marathon - 42.2km

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Half Marathon - 21.1km

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Day 1 - Thursday 23rd February

Arrive, overnight at lodge

Day 2 - Friday 24th February

Marathon registration, local tour, overnight at lodge


Day 3 - Saturday 25th February

Shabbat rest day, overnight at lodge


Day 4 - Sunday 26th February

RACE. Celebration dinner, overnight at lodge


Day 5 - Monday 27th February

Fly home

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Marathon & Safari

Day 1: Thursday 23rd February

Arrive, overnight at lodge 


Day 2: Friday 24th February

Marathon registration, local tour, overnight at lodge 


Day 3: Saturday 25th February

Shabbat rest day, overnight at lodge 


Day 4: Sunday 26th February

RACE. Celebration dinner, overnight at lodge 


Day 5: Monday 27th February

Safari: Ngorongoro crater, overnight at lodge


Day 6: Tuesday 28th February

Safari: Tarangire, overnight at  Luxury Tented Camp


Day 7: Wednesday 1st March

Safari: Tarangire to JRO, fly home

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