Route Maps 2021

The route passes through many small-holder farms, villages, sections of Moshi town, banana and coffee plantations and patches of forest, providing great excitement to the residents who give ample vocal support.

The atmosphere in the stadium is electric with local bands playing, entertainment, crowds of local enthusiasts to cheer the runners, and lots of food and drink for sale.

The race is completely backed up, and manned by local organisations. Crowd control and traffic control are provided for, as is medical assistance and communications.

Official timekeeping is arranged, as is an official prize giving and function attended by local dignitaries.

Note – there are water points – some with Coke amply supplied along the routes.

Full Marathon

From the start in the Mocu stadium, the route starts with a fairly easy downhill section heading toward the outskirts of Moshi town – passing houses, shops toward the TPC Sugar fields at around 10km.  Here you turn to head back up toward the stadium on Sekoine Road, passing it on your right to join the same route as the Half Marathon.  A steady climb to around 30km point, before a fast finish downhill to the stadium.

Half Marathon

The Half Marathon starts on the road outside of MoCu stadium.  The first half is a steady uphill ascent of approximately 8km, before running along a section lined by coffee and banana plantations.  The second half of the route is a fast downhill to the stadium to the finish.

Fun Run

The fun run route is not timed, and is suitable for families and people who simply want to enjoy a morning out.

The route starts on Uru Road, heading up the hill before zig-zagging to the stadium and the finish.  There will be one waterpoint on the route for refreshments.

Route Profile

Check out the route profile before you race to make sure you’re ready!