When will the 2020 Kilimanjaro Marathon take place?

Sunday 1 March

Where does it start?

2020 details to follow

What time does it start?

2020 details to follow

Where does it finish?

2020 details to follow

What is seeding?

Seeding in any race means the heats or placements are based on performance.

In a marathon it means that the runners are placed nearest the start line based on their previous race times, so that the fast or elite runners are first and the rows of runners behind are based on their ability.

Why seeding is important:

Seeding is a useful tool to assist race organisers place participants in the most appropriate starting batch of a race, thereby reducing (not eliminating) the chances of congestion (e.g., faster runners getting stuck behind slower runners), and/or ensuring the athletes are placed in a bunch of similar paced competitors.

What seeding means to you on race day?

Please be mindful of your anticipated race time, and line up appropriately on race morning.  I.e. start in the back/middle/front of the group depending on your anticipated times. For example, if you are running over 6 mins a km, start at the back, etc.

Once the race has begun, be considerate of others who are faster than you and allow them to pass easily, i.e. don’t block the road.

Where can I get an entry form?

2020 details to follow

When do entries close?

2020 details to follow

Are the entry fees refundable?

The entry fees are not refundable under any circumstances. Athletes submitting duplicate entries will be charged for both.

Does the Kilimanjaro Marathon accept late entries?


How will I know if my ONLINE entry form has been accepted?

An e-mail (if an email address is supplied) will be sent to you once your entry has been processed.  Please check your data carefully upon receipt of your entry confirmation.

Payment must be made for your entry to be accepted.


What will I need in order to register and collect my race numbers?

ALL PERSONS COLLECTING:  Must bring their passports or proof of identity to registration. If you are a resident, or citizen of Tanzania, please bring proof to registration (work permit, residency, ID etc).

If you are fetching for a friend, then a certified letter, from them, claiming that you may collect on their behalf, along with a copy of their ID / Passport needs to be presented.

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

How & when do race numbers get allocated?

Race numbers are allocated after entries close and may then be collected at race number pick up points visit the Registration Info web page for times and dates .


Race Number Collection Points

2020 details to follow

Can I collect my race numbers on race day?

No race numbers will be issued on the day of the race.

Can anyone enter the Kilimanjaro Marathon?

The race is restricted to runners only

How old must I be in order to enter the Kilimanjaro Marathon?

The minimum age requirement is that an athlete must be 21 years of age on the day of the race, for the 42km, and 18 years for the 21km.

Fun Run participants have to be 10 years or older, unless accompanied by an adult.

Will I be allowed personal seconding?

No mobile seconding will be permitted. This rule will be strictly enforced with no mobile seconds of any description allowed on the route. Any transgressions will lead to disqualification. A runner may be handed sustenance by a seconder using the stand and hand rule. No other seconding is permitted. See Rules and Information.

May I wear ear-phones and listen to music during my run?

Due to the fact that some of the sections on the route may have limited traffic, running with ear-phones/music is NOT allowed on any of the races.

Do you have water stations on route and what do they supply?

Yes, we have water points on average every 4km.

Some will serve water only, some will serve water and coke.

Should you need any specific hydration or energy drinks, we suggest you carry that with you.

The water that is distributed during the race is bottled water, but poured into cups for convenience and handed out at water tables.

What prize money is on offer?

2020 details to follow

May I wear advertising?

The race is run under the rules of the  IAAF, which stipulate that no personal sponsors’ logos may be worn by an athlete.

Sponsored teams have to stick to the regulated size of 1 x logo per apparel items.  The logo to be no bigger than 10cm x 10cm.

What must I do to earn a Gold medal?

Gold medals are awarded to the first 10 men and first 10 women to cross the finish line, in the 42km and 21km categories.

What time must I finish in to receive a Bronze medal?

2020 details to follow

How long do I have to complete the race?

The final cut-off for all races is at 12h30.  Six hours for the full marathon

Race Timing

The race is timed by a disposable timing chip, provided on your race number.

It is imperative that you do not remove or tamper this chip, or your result may be jeopardised.

Qualifying Events

The Kilimanjaro Marathon may also be used as a qualifier for the Comrades Marathon.

Must I qualify to enter the Kilimanjaro Marathon?

No, it’s not necessary – but we do recommend proper training as the full marathon route is considered to be tough.

What must I do if I have any other questions?

Email the Kilimanjaro Marathon at info@kilimanjaromarathon.com