The Kilimanjaro Marathon is now in its 16th year! The event’s main purpose is to promote sports, particularly running, in Tanzania. The event is composed of three categories – standard marathon, half marathon and a fun run.
Offering a spectacular backdrop to the marathon, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and highest free standing mountain in the world at 5895 metres.
The event is held annually at the end of February and beginning of March and also serves to support the building of local schools in Moshi.
The marathon starts at the Moshi stadium, to the main road and off to Dar es Salaam, Mweka, up the mountain and then downhill back to the starting point. Spectators can watch at any point of the route with locals cheering the runners as they pass along villages and coffee and banana plantations.
Nearby hotels include Parkview Inn, Happy Family Cottage Hostel, Mountain Inn, Moshi Leopard Hotel, Q Wine Hotel, Keys Hotels Limited, Altezza Lodge, and Amans Hotel, which are within 2 km radius of the event location.
The main public transport in Moshi is buses. There are numerous buses going around Tanzania and into the village of Moshi. Other modes of transportation include boda boda or piki piki (motorcycle taxis) and dalla dallas (mini vans) that pass by set routes.
Taxi cabs are also available from the airport. plus you can grab a train to Moshi and ferries servicing other parts of Tanzania.
1. Go on a safari tour by Joining Safaris, Shah Tours and Travels, Youth Adventures and Safaris and many more.
2. Go outdoor climbing, mountain and trail hiking organised by the Kilimanjaro Brothers Climbing Adventures.
3. Experience nature by joining one of the local nature day tours.
For more awesome things to do on your trip head to Tanzania Tourism official page.
Kilimanjaro Marathon not only promote sports, but it also promotes healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle in Tanzania whilst sponsoring the building of local schools.
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