Ngorongoro Run 2010 – The Race against Malaria

March 2, 2010 at 1:42 pm 6 comments

The third Ngorongoro half Marathon (21 km/14 miles) will be held on Saturday, the 10th of April, 2010. It is still possible to register as a participant, which is free of charge. Everyone participating will get a 50 US$ discount on any ZARA safari or climb. Even if you’re not into participating yourself, it will be a lot of fun to cheer on the many local and foreign runners!

Last year, In April 2009, more than 280 world class runners from East Africa and the United States made their way through one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth, beginning at the Ngorongoro Crater and ending in Karatu Town. Participants ran the full half marathon as individuals and this year, MIHV (Minnesota International Health Volunteers) that are arranging the run, are encouraging corporate teams to run the race as a relay. For 2010,  5 km and 1 km “fun runs” for children are added.

MIHV is still looking for sponsors of the event. If you see yourself in a position to assist, contact Jolene Mullins, MIHV country director for Tanzania ( Sponsorship opportunities start as low as 100,000 TSh (75 USD) to sponsor a runner (Bronze package) and 1 Mio. TSh (750 USD) to be a main sponsor. Also contact Jolene if you want to participate as a runner.

The marathon is an opportunity to raise awareness about malaria which affects between 300 and 500 million people every year, over 90% of whom live in Africa. Malaria kills over one million men, women and children every year. In Tanzania one person dies of malaria every 10 minutes.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. MalariaWorld  |  March 4, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Dear Jolene,

    I noticed the event that you are organizing. I will put the announcement on our platform and put it on twitter & facebook. Malariaworld is currently reaching more than 5600 malaria professionals (with a large number in Tz) from around the world. Sure this will give your event a lot of attention.

    If you see, in turn, an opportunity to mention MalariaWorld on your website as collaborator, we would very much appreciate that. Please contact me if you can put up our logo.

    Inga van schayk
    Director Marketing & Communciations

  • 2. Roger  |  March 12, 2010 at 5:49 am

    How do I register? Thanks!

  • 3. Jolene Mullins  |  April 3, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Please note that the date of the half marathon is APRIL 10(h, not April 17th. Sorry for any inconvenience.

  • 4. safaritanzanie  |  February 6, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Excellent topic thanks for all these infos! Make your safari in Tanzania with Discovery Safari

    • 5. zaratanzania  |  February 7, 2011 at 7:48 am

      I hope you are fine, i just wanted to update you on this year Ngorongoro run for 2011 on April 9th.
      please check if you are interested. just book now on

      Best regards,

    • 6. zaratanzania  |  February 16, 2011 at 8:03 am

      Thank a lot of you comment, hope you will visit Tanzania adventures with your friends and family next time.


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