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Kilimanjaro Marathon taking place March 2nd, 2008

 “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or gazelle – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.” – Anonymous

On March, 2nd 2008, a standard 42.2 km marathon and a 21.1 km half marathon will be run from the town of Moshi, Tanzania. This race has been set up to promote the sport in Tanzania, and has the official backing of the Tanzania Tourist Board, the Tanzania Amateur Athletics Association, the IAAF, and is registered with AIMS.

The route will start on a relatively flat 8-9 km section around Moshi town and will then have a gradual ascend on the slopes of Kilimanjaro passing through small farms, villages, banana and coffee plantations and forests. The locals will give ample vocal support. The last 10 kilometers will be a fast downhill section ending at Moshi stadium where local bands will be playing and where crowds will cheerfully welcome those who made it. There will also be a half marathon route.

You can now apply to take part in the race using the official registration form.

The best idea is probably to combine active participation at the marathon or experiencing the big sports event as a spectator with a Kilimanjaro climb and/or a Tanzania safari! For instance on the day after the marathon, Monday, the 3rd of March, there is the departure of our 5-days group safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara or Karatu area; or relax for on day in Moshi and then climb Kilimanjaro on the Machame Route followed by a safari in the Serengeti. The Zara website has a variety of options which will match with your interests and time.

Visit the Official website of Kilimanjaro Marathon.

November 14, 2007 at 8:12 am 2 comments


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