Getting “into gear” for Kilimanjaro Marathon 2014


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Victoria Falls Mountain Bike Challenge 11 – 15 June 2014

Mountain Biking through some of the most scenic places in Southern Africa, this has to be one of the most exciting events you can do, testing your skills against the terrain and keeping your senses sharpened for any encounters with the local wildlife!

This event comprises a combination of single track, rural roads and a small amount of tar (near town). Note that most of these areas are not generally accessible to the public and as such are unique to this event, which is fully backed up and marshalled.

Whilst the Victoria Falls Mountain Bike race is a challenge for the fast, competitive riders, it is also a great event for social riders. There are well spaced refreshment points along the way, good marshalling, sweep bikes and cars, as well as some spectacular, un-ridden sections will allow riders some great views of one of Zimbabwe’s most scenic areas.

This tough 3-day event is going into its fifth year and is operated by the same organisers as the Victoria Falls Marathon and the Kilimanjaro Marathon.

Approx distances:
Day 1 – 69 km
Day 2 – 89 km
Day 3 – 78 km

For more information on race packages and to enter contact:

Kilimanjaro Marathon Launch 2014

THE 12th edition of the annual Kilimanjaro Marathon was launched with a bang in Dar es Salaam yesterday with a 25 per cent increase of prize money for full marathon, which goes up from 15m/- to 20m/-.

The organisers said that next year’s Kilimanjaro Marathon is scheduled to take place on March 2 in Moshi, Kilimanjaro.

“We’ve increased prize money by 25 per cent for the full marathon event, which will go up from 15m/- to 20m/-, the utmost objective is to enhance competitiveness,” said Kilimanjaro Premium Lager brand Manager George Kavishe.

Read More – Source:
Daily News Tanzania

How to make your Kili Marathon experience even more worthwhile!

Congratulations on registering for the Kilimanjaro Marathon!

There’s no doubt it will be a great day you’ll remember probably for the rest of your life. And for many people, the incredible sense of physical achievement can be multiplied many times over by knowing that the experience has also raised desperately needed funds to help people in need.

That’s why this year, the Kilimanjaro Marathon has teamed up with Molly’s Network in an official partnership that gives you the chance to run for charity and raise money for good causes in Tanzania.

Molly’s Network has established Tanzania’s first charity accreditation scheme, with members working in tough situations on the ground and addressing needs as diverse as vulnerable children, health, environment, water, sanitation and affordable energy.

All funds channelled to projects through Molly’s Network can be given in the confidence that members have been properly vetted, are accountable and transparent.

Every dollar raised will make a difference, not only through grants to member organisations – all of them dynamic small charities doing fantastic work in Tanzania – but also by helping Molly’s Network to expand its support for existing and potential new members in the coming months. And you can be sure that Molly’s Network will monitor and report back to you on the impact your funds have made.

Last year Paul and Cat Joynson-Hicks used the Kili Marathon to raise $8,700 for Molly’s Network providing invaluable support for the Tanzania Breast Cancer Foundation, as well as enabling Molly’s Network to develop and grow. This year they will be doing it again,
but with a fundraising target of $16,000!

Why not join them? See you on the start line!

John & Debbie Addison – Directors – Wild Frontiers

If you’d like to make all that training even more worthwhile and rewarding, here’s how you can raise funds for Molly’s Network that will help transform lives, lifting people out of poverty, for good:

  • Click on this link to set up your own personal fundraising page on the JustGiving website
  • Once you’ve set up your JustGiving page, just cut and paste your unique web address and email it to as many potential supporters you can think of – family, friends, colleagues, employers – or share it through the different social media buttons at the top of your JustGiving page.
  • Your supporters will be able to donate securely with a credit / debit card wherever they are in the world, taking hassles out of collecting sponsorship – and ensuring we can track and account for every dollar.
    You will be able to keep track of how much you’ve raised individually as you go along – as well as how we’re doing overall.

Kilimanjaro Marathon 2014

Sunday: 2 March 2014

Amani’s Childrens Home – Tanzania

Amani Children’s Home is committed to reducing the number of children living on the streets in Tanzania by providing a nurturing place for homeless children to heal, grow, and learn. In addition to providing long-term care, Amani aims to reunite children with their relatives when possible and to equip their families with the tools they need to be self-sustainable. Amani is dedicated to creating a path for each child that leads to a future filled with hope.

Why not pop in and visit Amani’s Children’s Home, while you are up in Tanzania for the marathon.  You can find more details on their website