The Kilimanjaro Marathon: Tanzania’s biggest sporting event

“The Kilimanjaro marathon? Are you running up the mountain?”
“Of course not! The run is around the town, through the foothills. The mountain’s just the backdrop. Apparently it’s stunning!” Or so some runners believe…!

The Kilimanjaro marathon takes place this year on 1 March around the town of Moshi, Tanzania, on the slopes of the highest “free standing” mountain in the world. The race has grown steadily since its inception thirteen years ago and has expanded to include several side events such as a half marathon, disabled 10km race, a fun run, as well as a lively series of pre-and post-race music gigs.

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