The Kilimanjaro marathon is on again this year, on 1st March. The marathon which is IAAF approved will be run in and around Moshi and has exciting offers for sporting enthusiasts that are interested in taking part. IAAF- approved Kilimanjaro Marathon, is a fun event that brings together dedicated hikers, mountain climbers and racer in an all in one Tanzania safari event. It is a perfect way to enjoy your safari in Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Lake Manyara.
The full marathon is 42.2 kilometers, half marathon is 21.1km, and there is the fun run which is 5km. will be supplements by a half marathon and a 5 KM fun run in which groups, families and those not fit enough for the longer distances can compete and there is the added bonus of climbing mount Kilimanjaro.
The run Kilimanjaro marathon 2015, and climb mount Kilimanjaro is an interesting safari package that you can consult your safari operator about. It includes a visit to Arusha town, the Kilimanjaro marathon, a couple of rest days touring Arusha and Moshi, climbing mount Kilimanjaro, a visit to lake Manyara national park, visit to Serengeti national park, and Ngorongoro crater. It could basically be the perfect Tanzania safari adventure.
Tanzania’s minister for Home affairs will be the guest of honor at this year’s event, and will flag off the race. Over 6000 participants are expected from Tanzania and other parts of the world.
This is the 10th year that the Kilimanjaro marathon event is running, and just like the rest before it, it is expected to be fun and a success, not to mention the fact that it draws many tourists to Tanzania. Many who participate in the marathon often stay to enjoy Tanzania a bit longer and see the rest of what it has to offer as a tourist destination. Considering Tanzania’s goal to become Africa’s tourist Hub, events like this are a good way to market the it as a fun and exciting tourist destination.
The event is sponsored by Tanzania breweries, RwandAir, TIGO, and the Kibo Palace Hotel.