Kilimanjaro Marathon (Add-on Tanzania)

On the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in the town of Moshi, a truly unique running event takes place every year. Take part in an amazing running experience suitable for everyone from families doing the 5km “Fun Run” to elite athletes testing themselves against the altitude. It all takes place in the shade of the jacaranda trees and is set against the mighty backdrop of the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Run the Kilimanjaro Marathon with World Adventure Tours!

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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!

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.

Moshi, TZ
10:50 am, November 17, 2023
light rain 20°C
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Wind: 3 mph
Pressure: 1018 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:07 am
Sunset: 6:23 pm

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.



What is the Kilimanjaro Marathon?

The Kilimanjaro Marathon is an annual marathon race that takes place in Moshi, Tanzania, at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. It includes a full marathon (42.2 km), a half marathon (21.1 km), and a fun run (5 km).

When does the Kilimanjaro Marathon take place? 

The Kilimanjaro Marathon usually takes place in late February or early March. The exact date can vary from year to year, so it is best to check the official website for the current year’s schedule or contact us at

How do I register for the Kilimanjaro Marathon?

You can register for the Kilimanjaro Marathon on the official website or contact us at, and we can register for you. The registration fee varies depending on the race category and the time of registration.

Can I register for the Kilimanjaro Marathon on the day of the event? 

No, you cannot register for the Kilimanjaro Marathon on the day of the event. You must register in advance.

What is the course like for the Kilimanjaro Marathon?

The course for the Kilimanjaro Marathon is a scenic route that starts and finishes at the Moshi Stadium. It includes some uphill and downhill sections, and the full marathon route includes a climb up a hill near the halfway point.

What are the age restrictions for the Kilimanjaro Marathon?

Participants must be 18 years or older to run the full marathon and 16 years or older to run the half marathon. There is no age restriction for the fun run.

Are there aid stations along the course?

Yes, aid stations along the course provide water, sports drinks, and snacks to the runners.

What is the weather like during the Kilimanjaro Marathon?

The weather during the Kilimanjaro Marathon can be hot and humid, especially in the later hours of the race. It is recommended to wear lightweight, breathable clothing and to stay hydrated.

Included in the price:

  • We provide a goodie bag with our T-shirts (World Adventure Tours X Kilimanjaro Marathon)
  • A complimentary massage after the marathon
  • Registration for the Marathon
  • One hotel night at Springlands Hotel (Full board)

Excluded from the price:

  • Internal or International flights
  • Entry visa to Tanzania
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff, and porters
  •  Meals, drinks, and excursions not described in the itinerary
  • Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone, and postage
  • Airport transfers

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