Frequently Asked Questions.

Sunday 25 February, 2024 in Moshi, Tanzania

42km – MoCu Stadium in Moshi, Tanzania

21km – Sekoine Road, outside the MoCu stadium.

5km Fun Run – Uru Road, below the MoCu stadium

There will be an area for you to leave your tog bag with sports equipment and personal items while you run the Marathon – this will be near the start/finish area.

Please keep all items in one bag, and do not leave any valuables in the bag.

Please collect your bag as soon as you finish your race.

Race numbers may not be swapped/substituted

Anyone found doing this will be disqualified

Any change to your race distance may be done before the closing date of entries.

  • Upgrading (to a longer distance) may attract an additional entry cost, to be paid on collection of your Race Number.
  • Downgrading (to a shorter distance) will be permitted but there will be NO REFUND on the difference in price.

Substitutions (giving your race entry to another person) must be requested BEFORE ENTRIES CLOSE – and will attract a fee of R100 / USD5 payable at race number collection in cash.

Once entries are closed, NO upgrades or downgrades will be allowed (this is for logistical and planning purposes) and no upgrades or downgrades will be processed at Race Number collection.

  • Only THREE ELITE runners (male and female) per country will be eligible for prize monies.
  • For avoidance of doubt – three male ELITE runners from “ Country A “  will be given prizes, if eligible.
  • The fourth, fifth ELITE runner etc from “country A “ will NOT be eligible for prize monies .
  • This applies to both the Full [42km] and the Half [21km] events.
  • This will apply for all countries, apart from the host country.
  • The Rule is as per Athletics Tanzania – See Letter Here
  • Seconding – NO seconding is allowed, in any form.  All runners will only take water etc at the official marked waterpoints, not in between these or from vehicles, motorbikes etc .
  • Anyone seen breaking any of the Race Rules will be disqualified at the Finish or after the event  and their respective Federation and World Athletics notified.

No person shall give any liquids / fruits / food to any athlete along the route.

Only liquids and/ or fruits  supplied at the official waterpoints are allowed.

Persons assisting athletes shall not enter the course nor obstruct any athlete.

Officials shall not, under any circumstances, run beside an athlete while he/she is taking refreshment.

Assistance may not be conducted directly from a vehicle (including two-wheeled) whether stationary or moving.

Any transgressions will lead to disqualification.


1.Hairuhusiwi mtu yeyote kutoa vinywaji /matunda na chakula kando ya njia.

2.Vimiminika na/au matunda yanatolewa kwenye vituo rasmi vya maji tu

3.Mtu anayesaidia wanariadha haruhusiwi kwenye kozi wala kuzuia mwanariadha yeyote njia

4.Waamuzi  hawaruhusiwi kukimbia kwa hali yoyote kando ya mwanariadha kipindi anachochukua viburudisho.

5.Usaidizi hauruhusiwu kufanywa moja kwa moja kutoka kwenye vyombo vya usafiri ikiwa pamoja na (gari /pikipiki )ya magurudumu iliyosimama  au inayotembea.

The route closes at 12h30, (6 hours) all services will be withdrawn including police/ambulances/water points including timekeeping and finish area including medals & water  – will close.

The Event reserves the right to remove any runners off the route at any point should they obviously not be able to finish within the designated time.

06h30 – Kilimanjaro Premium Lager International Marathon (42.2km)

07h00 – Tigo Kili Half Marathon (21.1km)

07h30 – Gee Soseji Fun Run (5km)

At the Mocu Stadium, Moshi.

“Seeding” in a marathon race means that the elite / fast runners are at the front at the Start Line – with slower runners nearer the back.  This is done when there are a lot of people starting a race, so that the elite and professional runners are not obstructed by slower runners.

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.

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.

Entries are online

Entries for the Half Marathon and Full Marathon are CLOSED. Entries close Midnight on the 8th of February 2024 for the 5km Fun Run.

Yes! We encourage anyone in Tanzania who is subscribed to Tigo to pay for their entry via the Tigo Pesa system.

To enter simply dial *149*20# from a Tigo subscribed phone and follow the easy to understand instructions to pay for your entry using your Tigo Pesa wallet. You are also able to use your Tigo Pesa wallet to pay for another runner if they are unable to pay for their own entry.

Only Tanzania CITIZENS may pay using Tigo Pesa. Residents / visitors must pay via the credit card link on the website as the entry fee is different.

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


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.


PLEASE NOTE no collection allowed after hours or on race day –  ensure you collect your race number prior to that.  If you can’t collect it then you may send a friend with a copy of your ID, along with a copy of their ID and an official letter on your behalf stating that they may collect your race number.

Bring your proof of payment, or email / and race entry reference number when collecting.

You must bring proof of residence / ID / passport when you collect your race number.

Please ensure you collect from the correct venue as you indicated on your entry form.

Once entries have been closed, numbers will be allocated to entries.

You need to bring your race entry REFERENCE number, and if supplied, your RACE number as well – in order to collect from your designated collection point (either Dar / Arusha or Moshi – you must pick ONE).

You must bring proof of residence / ID / passport when you collect your race number.

Your race number/pack will ONLY BE AVAILABLE at the requested pick up point.  For example, if you put down Arusha, you must go to Arusha – it will not be available in Dar.


Please indicate on your entry form where your preferred collection point will be for your race number, without it, you cannot participate in the race:  The options include:


  • Sat 17 and Sun 18 Feb 2024
  • 12 noon – 6pm (12h00 – 18h00)
  • Venue: Mlimani City Mall (in front of Samaki Samaki)


  • Tue, 20 and Wed 21 Feb 2024
  • 2pm – 7pm (14h00 – 19h00)
  • Venue: Kibo Palace Hotel


  • Thursday, 22 Feb 12 noon – 5pm (12h00- 17h00)
  • Friday, 23 Feb 10am – 6pm (10h00 – 18h00)
  • Saturday, 24 Feb 9am – 5pm (09h00 – 17h00)
  • Venue: MoCU Stadium Grounds

PLEASE NOTE no collection allowed after hours or on race day –  ensure you collect your race number prior to that.  If you can’t collect it then you may send a friend with a copy of your ID, along with a copy of their ID and an official letter on your behalf stating that they may collect your race number.

Bring your proof of payment, or email / and race entry reference number when collecting.

You must bring proof of residence / ID / passport when you collect your race number.

Please ensure you collect from the correct venue as you indicated on your entry form.

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

The race is restricted to runners only

The minimum age requirement for the FULL (42.2km) marathon is 20 years; the HALF (21.1km) is 18 years old.

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

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.

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.

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.

You can find out about the prize money here: 2024 Prize Money Breakdown

The race is run under the rules of World Athletics, 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.

Gold medals are awarded to the first 10 men and first 10 women to cross the finish line, in the 42.2km and 21km categories.

All runners receive medals in the full and the half if they finish by 12h30pm

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

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.

1) All professional athletes are required to register as such.

2) All professional athletes must get written permission from their coach/federation in order to compete in the 2024 Kilimanjaro Marathon. Please send this information to us via email on by 01 February 2024 latest.

3) Elite/professional athletes who do not send us written permission will NOT be eligible for prizes.

4) Athletes may be required to complete a drug test before the results of the race will be finalized and prizes awarded.

Please be advised of the following, with regard to entering and competing in the Kilimanjaro Marathon (42.2km), Tigo Half Marathon (21.1km) races on 25 February 2024.

In accordance with ATHLETICS TANZANIA and their notice of 7 February 2022,  Ref. No. RT/VoL.5/4/MKJ/86.

Elite / Professional Athletes must note / comply as follows:

  1. All Foreign Elite athletes MUST notify us when entering  their status (ie that they are Elite/Professional)

1.1 If you have already entered, please notify the Organisers in writing if you are an Elite runner (together with your Kili entry reference number).

  1. All Elite athletes must get written permission from their Federation / Governing Body– this document must be supplied to the Kilimanjaro Marathon Organisers (email below) at the time of entering, via email.  An original copy may be required in the future.
  2. Any athlete (Elite or Social Runner) who is eligible for a prize will only receive their prize money after the results have been verified …. this entails the following:

ALL eligible prize winners will be checked off against their respective Federation as “approved “runners.

ALL eligible prize winners will be checked against the International / regional banned runners  lists.

ALL prize winners will be subject to deduction of WHT according to TRA regulations.

Anti-doping tests will be conducted and the results to be received.

If an athlete who is an Elite runner enters as a social runner – the above checks will still be carried out.

Only once ALL potential prize winners have been verified and anti-doping tests concluded will the Official Results be announced, and prizes awarded.  This may take up to 8 weeks.  Official Winners will be contacted individually.

Any questions should be sent in writing.

Above information to be emailed to : on/before 01 February 2024.

Kilimanjaro Marathon Organisers

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

The Kilimanjaro Marathon is a member of AIMS. Please click here to see the certificate.

Email the Kilimanjaro Marathon at