FAQ.

Sunday 1 March

The Full Marathon starts at the Moshi Cooperative University (MUCOS) Ushirika Stadium in Moshi.

The Half Marathon starts at the top gate to MUCOS Ushirika Stadium, on Sokoine Road.

The Fun Run starts at the bottom of MUCOS Ushirika Stadium, on Uru Road.

All three events finish within the Stadium grounds – please follow the directional arrows carefully as you enter the stadium.

The logistics of the operation are run by the Kilimanjaro Marathon Company and the members of both the Tanzania Amateur Athletics Association (TAAA) and the local Kilimanjaro Amateur Athletics Association (KAAA).

PLEASE ensure you’re in the correct tunnels to prevent finishing in the wrong queue and getting the incorrect medal .

May be subject to change, please check at registration.

Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Full Marathon 42.2km:
(Minimum age 21)

  • Starts: 06h:45 am – May be subject to change, please check at registration.
  • Final cut-off after 6hrs, ie 12h:30 pm (midday)

Tigo Half Marathon 21 km:
(Minimum age 18)

  • Starts: 07h:00 am – May be subject to change, please check at registration.
  • Final cut-off 12h:30 pm (midday)

5km Fun Run:
(Minimum age 10 or must be accompanied by an adult)

  • Starts: 07h:30 am – May be subject to change, please check at registration.
  • No cut-off
  • This race is not timed

The Full Marathon finishes at the Moshi Cooperative University (MUCOS) Ushirika Stadium in Moshi.

The Half Marathon finishes inside the stadium.

The Fun Run finishes inside the stadium.

All three events finish within the Stadium grounds – please follow the directional arrows carefully as you enter the stadium.

The logistics of the operation are run by the Kilimanjaro Marathon Company and the members of both the Tanzania Amateur Athletics Association (TAAA) and the local Kilimanjaro Amateur Athletics Association (KAAA).

PLEASE ensure you’re in the correct tunnels to prevent finishing in the wrong queue and getting the incorrect medal .

May be subject to change, please check at registration.

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.

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 now closed for full (42.2km) and half (21km) marathons.

Entries have closed for full (42.2km) and half (21km) marathons. You can still enter the Fun Run at Race Number Collection Points on a cash payment basis only:

Dar-es-Salaam – Fun Run

  • Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February 2020
  • 1pm – 7pm (13h00 – 19h00)
  • Venue:  Mlimani City Mall (near survey entry gate close to pizza hut)

Arusha – Fun Run

  • Tuesday, 25 and Wednesday, 26 February 2020
  • 2pm – 8pm (14h00 – 20h00)
  • Venue:  Kibo Palace Hotel

Moshi – Fun Run

  • Thursday, 27   February 12 noon – 5pm (12h00- 17h00) – prepaid and cash entries – all races
  • Friday, 28 February 10am – 8pm (10h00 – 20h00) – prepaid and cash entries – all races
  • Saturday, 29  February 9am – 5pm (09h00 – 17h00)  Only for pre-paid / pre-registered entries (42k & 21k)
  • Venue:  Keys Hotel, Uru Road

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

No

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.

NO PAYMENT = NO ENTRY = NO RACE NUMBER

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.

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 dates .

You can still enter the Fun Run at Race Number Collection Points below – on a cash payment basis only:

Dar-es-Salaam – Full/Half/Fun Run

  • Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February 2020
  • 1pm – 7pm (13h00 – 19h00)
  • Venue:  Mlimani City Mall (near survey entry gate close to pizza hut)

Arusha – Full / Half / Fun Run

  • Tuesday, 25 and Wednesday, 26 February 2020
  • 2pm – 8pm (14h00 – 20h00)
  • Venue:  Kibo Palace Hotel

Moshi – Full / Half distances

  • Thursday, 27   February 12 noon – 5pm (12h00- 17h00) – prepaid and cash entries – all races
  • Friday, 28 February 10am – 8pm (10h00 – 20h00) – prepaid and cash entries – all races
  • Saturday, 29  February 9am – 5pm (09h00 – 17h00)  Only for pre-paid / pre-registered entries (42k & 21k)
  • Venue:  Keys Hotel, Uru Road

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

The race is restricted to runners only

The minimum age requirement is that an athlete must be 21 years of age on the day of the race, for the 42.2km, and 18 years for the 21km.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Email the Kilimanjaro Marathon at info@kilimanjaromarathon.com