Kilimanjaro Full and Half Marathon – 1 March 2015

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Take up the challenge!!! Come and run the 5km, The TIGO 21.2km or the full Kilimanjaro Lager 42.2km marathon on 1 March, in Moshi. We also have a fantastic race for ‘wheelchair’ and ‘racing chair’ athletes over a distance of approx. 10km sponsored by Gapco. Low, low rates for Tanzania citizens are available, and discounts for all East Africans.

Moshi comes alive over this weekend – thousands of people pour into this beautiful sleepy little town, taking advantage of a great selection of restaurants, bars and with plenty of places to stay – it’s an event not to be missed.

The race itself offers four different distances – with Kili towering over – it’s the perfect setting. The routes which have changed a little, and take you through villages, farmlands including spectacular coffee plantations and shaded avenues of trees. Locals come out in their hoards to cheer you on … and the race is IAAF measured and officiated. People from all over the world come to run this race, so what are you waiting for? Get your running shoes on, start training.. and we will see you there!!

Please note that the Kilimanjaro Marathon is a Qualifying Event for The Comrades and Two Oceans Marathons.

Travel packages on offer are:

International Resident
South African Resident

Click Here for some inspirational video footage!

Visit the website for more information www.kilimanjaromarathon.com – enter today!

Marathon runners with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.
Felicity Luckey

Best regards,
Kilimanjaro Marathon Team

Kilimanjaro Marathon 2014 – Supersport Viewing Schedule

Greetings All,

Please note below the new schedule for the up and coming Kilimanjaro Marathon 2014 Supersport viewing times.

Kind Regards
The Kilimarathon Team

Supersport Viewing Schedule
SCHDATESTTIME ENTIMECHANNEL
02-Apr-14 07:3008:00SS9 East Africa
02-Apr-1410:0010:30SS8
02-Apr-14 16:3017:00 SS9
03-Apr-14 16:0016:30SS8
03-Apr-1411:3012:00 SS9 East Africa
03-Apr-1417:30 18:00 SS9
04-Apr-1413:00 13:30 SS8
04-Apr-1409:0009:30 SS9 East Africa
04-Apr-14 13:0013:30SSCSN
07-Apr-1417:0017:30 SS8
07-Apr-1419:0019:30SS9
07-Apr-1417:0017:30SS9 East Africa
07-Apr-14 08:00 08:30 SS9 East Africa
09-Apr-14 22:3023:00SS9 East Africa
09-Apr-14 22:00 22:30 SSMagic World

Kilimanjaro Marathon – March 2014 – News Update

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Greetings All,

More than three weeks have passed since over 6500 runners surged through the streets of Moshi, for the 2014 events – The Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Full Marathon, Half Marathon and Vodacom Fun Run, as well as the GAPCO Disabled 10 km took place on 2 March 2014.

What a day it was – the weather was great, the mountain stood clear above the town and runners, the stadium was brightly displaying all the branding of our sponsors, and the athletes waited in anticipation for the start.

A few changes this year, the most appreciated of which was the new route, being a continuous circuit, not an “out and back “for the Half (and the second section of the Full). Athletes were also treated to some great shady rural roads, with banana trees and patches of montane forest along the new route. Numbers were up in the half and the fun run, but down slightly in the full. The Disabled hand-cycle and wheelchair event was great, with some amazing, brave people out there completing 10 km.

Water points were all well manned and festive, they just get better each year. Despite some ‘quieter’ times at the finish due to power outages, this area also worked well, and the post-race entertainment I am told was excellent.

Tanzanians are slowly clawing their way back into the top 10, as can be seen by the results . Hopefully some of this improvement can be attributed to the event and sponsors, and the private clubs that are attempting to help out our athletes. Much more can still be done here I feel.

On the Half Marathon, a new race record was set of 62:37 by Kenyan Alfers Lagat, with runner Silah Limah hot on his heels. This could be attributed to the change of route… or perhaps the athletes are simply going faster! Either way, our hearty congratulations.

For 2015, we have some great ideas to freshen up the event once more, and get Tanzanian Athletes winning ALL the top honours. These include training programs, diet advice etc. For the “social” runners, we will have a New Cause, for you to train for, and run for, which will be close to all your hearts, no matter where you come from in the World.

As always, we are grateful to ALL our sponsors and everyone who has contributed to the success of the event. Without your help and commitment there simply would not be a Kilimanjaro Marathon!

Hoping to see you all back in 2015. Let’s use our sport to do good for the Continent.

Kind Regards
The Kilimarathon Team

Kilimanjaro Marathon 2014 News

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On the morning of 02 Mar 2014 the sun rose over Africa’s highest mountain with over 6000 runners readying themselves to run a race. It was the perfect running day allowing some sunshine, to reveal the mountain, and cloudiness to cool down the runners.

The results of the various races and images of the event are up on the official Kilimanjaro Marathon website.

A full press release on this fabulous event will also be available soon as well as the provisional SuperSport viewing times.

We will keep you posted!

Please click here for gallery.
Please click here for timings.
We have also placed online for you the option of printing a Certificate of Completion, you will find the details here.

Thanks,

Best regards,
Kilimanjaro Marathon Team

2 Days to go for Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon 2014

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We have had quite a few athletes sign on for the newsletter after we sent out this update, so we are re-sending it again as a last minute update in case some of you missed it.

Entries may still be made locally in ARUSHA on 27 FEB, and MOSHI on 28 Feb & 1 March. If you wish to walk the route, you are most welcome to enter too.

To save time you can also download the entry form HERE, complete and then take to registration with you.

Facebook – We have also opened a Facebook page for the event, give us a “LIKE” to receive updates.

REGISTRATION

*ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
* *NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED ON RACE DAY.

ARUSHA ENTRIES – Thursday, 27 February 2014
From 10h00 – 16h00 one day only
Address : KIBO PALACE HOTEL AND RESORT, OLD MOSHI RD, ARUSHA Old Moshi Road Tel: +255 27 254 4472 / 254 8887

MOSHI ENTRIES – Fri 28 Feb & Sat 1 March 2014
From 10h00 – 17h00 both days
Address: Keys Hotel, Uru Road, Moshi

PRE-ENTRIES race numbers may be collected from a separate desk in Moshi ONLY, on the Fri 28 Feb & Sat 1 March 2014.

Please bring identification document with you when registering / collecing race numbers / bibs

If booking on a Wild Frontiers’ travel package your bib will be delivered to your hotel in Moshi – collect from reception at your hotel.

ROUTE & WATERPOINT INFORMATION

Please note all routes have changed. Refer to Map.

Full Marathon – from the stadium, the route is a fairly flat 10 out on the road to Dar es Salaam, returning on same road back past the stadium gate – the Full is now 30 minutes behind the half, on the same route. The second half of the race is the half marathon, described below.

Half Marathon – starts 0700, out of the college gate, and turns north, towards the mountain. Uphill, about 250 altitude gain in 8 km. At about 8 km, the route follows a dirt road for about 2 km, though some farms and schools, before joining Lema Road, and the long downhill back to the stadium.

Note – there are waterpoints – some with Coke – and sponge points amply supplied along this route.

Disabled wheelchair and handcycle race – 10 km – from the stadium, the route turns left at Mweka road, and then onto Kilimanjaro Road, on a fairly flat, shaded route. It then heads north up Lema road, to the GAPCO turning piont, before retracing steps to the stadium.

FUN run – starts at the YMCA roundabout, on the Arusha Road, approx 50 m west of roundabout. Runs down to the Clock Tower, then along Boma Road, past Arusha Roundabout and along to YMCA roundabout again, then up Uru Road to enter the Stadium from this gate, eg the east.

FIRST AID

There will be several roaming ambulances and first aid at the finish. If you should experience any difficulty:

STOP AND LET A FELLOW RUNNER ADVISE A STAFF MEMBER AT THE NEXT WATER-STATION WHERE YOU ARE. THEY WILL LET US KNOW

There is also a sweep-vehicle at the end.

LITTER

PLEASE THROW YOUR LITTER ON THE ROAD WHERE WE CAN EASILY FIND IT AND DISPOSE OF IT.

2014 KiliMarathon 2014 – Additional information for athletes

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We hope that you have your running shoes ready for this year’s Kilimanjaro Marathon and we wish everyone the best of luck.

We are including a couple of refresher points for you, that will also be available at registration in case you need to check for something.

REGISTRATION

*ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
* *NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED ON RACE DAY.

ARUSHA ENTRIES – Thursday, 27 February 2014
From 10h00 – 16h00 one day only
Address : KIBO PALACE HOTEL AND RESORT, OLD MOSHI RD, ARUSHA Old Moshi Road Tel: +255 27 254 4472 / 254 8887

MOSHI ENTRIES – Fri 28 Feb & Sat 1 March 2014
From 10h00 – 17h00 both days
Address: Keys Hotel, Uru Road, Moshi

PRE-ENTRIES race numbers may be collected from a separate desk in Moshi ONLY, on the Fri 28 Feb & Sat 1 March 2014.

If booking on a Wild Frontiers’ travel package your bib will be delivered to your hotel in Moshi – collect from reception at your hotel.

ROUTE & WATERPOINT INFORMATION

Please note all routes have changed. Refer to Map.

Full Marathon – from the stadium, the route is a fairly flat 10 out on the road to Dar es Salaam, returning on same road back past the stadium gate – the Full is now 30 minutes behind the half, on the same route. The second half of the race is the half marathon, described below.

Half Marathon – starts 0700, out of the college gate, and turns north, towards the mountain. Uphill, about 250 altitude gain in 8 km. At about 8 km, the route follows a dirt road for about 2 km, though some farms and schools, before joining Lema Road, and the long downhill back to the stadium.

Note – there are waterpoints – some with Coke – and sponge points amply supplied along this route.

Disabled wheelchair and handcycle race – 10 km – from the stadium, the route turns left at Mweka road, and then onto Kilimanjaro Road, on a fairly flat, shaded route. It then heads north up Lema road, to the GAPCO turning piont, before retracing steps to the stadium.

FUN run – starts at the YMCA roundabout, on the Arusha Road, approx 50 m west of roundabout. Runs down to the Clock Tower, then along Boma Road, past Arusha Roundabout and along to YMCA roundabout again, then up Uru Road to enter the Stadium from this gate, eg the east.

FIRST AID

There will be several roaming ambulances and first aid at the finish. If experience difficulty:

STOP AND LET A FELLOW RUNNER ADVISE A STAFF MEMBER OF THE NEXT WATER-STATION WHERE YOU ARE. THEY WILL LET US KNOW.

There is also a sweep-vehicle at the end.

LITTER

PLEASE THROW YOUR LITTER ON THE ROAD WHERE WE CAN EASILY FIND IT AND DISPOSE OF IT.

Best regards,
Kilimanjaro Marathon Team

Kilimanjaro Talk Evening in NELSPRUIT, 06 Feb 2014 With Wild Frontiers & Cape Union Mart

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How does one reach the summit of Africa’s highest mountain? Step by step! It is not just a hike, it’s a journey for the soul. Every sight, smell and sound on a Kilimanjaro expedition is engraved into your memory that will remind you of an incredible experience for long after the hike. This is for sure one of the best short hikes one can experience to such high heights. From the lower to higher altitudes a great variety of vegetation may be encountered as well as dramatic mountain scenery. We invite you to attend our Kilimanjaro talk at Ilanga Mall, Nelspruit, 04 Feb 2014, to gain a better insight as to what to expect on one of these expeditions. Our experts will advise you on the various route options, suggested gear, how to train and share some fantastic images. Kindly RSVP your seat in advance to avoid disappointment.

Date:Area: Talk: Where: Time:
06-Feb-14 Nelspruit KilimanjaroIlanga Mall, Cape Union Mart Store18h30

7 day Kilimanjaro Expedition land only package from R10 485 pps
Add park fees from R6 930 and return airfare ex JHB from R5 435 pp (Incl. Taxes)
Valid for travel 25 January 2014 – 30 June 2014

Join a set departure or choose to do a private climb.

Scheduled departures for 2014:
Several departures have been scheduled for ‘ladies only’, as well as a ‘singles’ only climb. This will be on the well-known camping route, 8 day MACHAME route – a six-day hike. These departures also match our scheduled Wildebeest Migration safari dates should you want to make the most of your stay in Tanzania.

Sat 8 March 2014 – LADIES ONLY
Sat 26 July 2014 – SINGLES ONLY
Sat 27 September 2014 – LADIES only

For more details contact us: linda@wildfrontiers.com