Kilimanjaro Marathon on 1st March 2020 at the scenic foothills of highest mountain in Africa

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Location : Moshi, Tanzania

Destination Type: Activities destination

On the foothills of world’s highest free standing mountain marathon is conducted annually. One of the aims of this events is promote Tanzanian tourism. There will be 42.2 kms marathon. 21.1 kms half marathon and 5 kms fun run. Moshi where the marathon is held is 442 kms away from Daar Es Salaam.

History of  Kilimanjaro Marathon

  1. The marathon was started in the year 2002
  2. It has official backing of Tanzanian Tourist Board, Athletics Tanzania and International Association of Athletics Federations
  3. The villagers started coming out to see what was happening in the Sunday morning and curiosity turned into excitement over the years followed
  4. The previous years witnessed more than 12,000 runners taking part in different categories
  5. The total prize money was increased to approximately $13,660/- ( TSH 31,550,000)

Activities for tourists at Moshi during Kilimanjaro Marathon

  1. Participate in marathon or fun run
  2. Go for Kilimanjaro trekking,
  3. Go for a safari at Serengeti
  4. Have local food and  Indian, Italian and English menus also
  5. Visit waterfalls

How to reach there


Kilimanjaro International Airport, which is operated by the Kilimanjaro Airport Development Company and located in Hai District about 40km along the Moshi-Arusha Highway has scheduled international and domestic airlines including: KLM, Condor, RwandAir, Fly540, Ethiopian Airways, Kenya Airways, Precision Air Services, Turkish Airlines, and Qatar Airways.

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Kilimanjaro National park (31 kms away)
  2. Mkomazi National Park( 128kms away)
  3. Arusha( 81.8kms away)
  4. Mombasa( 309kms away)
  5. Tsavo west national park ( 197 kms away)

Some hotels in Moshi for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

The Secret Garden Hotel

Kilimanjaro safaris lodge

Altezza Lodge

Leopard Hotel

Tarn Hut Resort


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 content courtesy:,_Tanzania

Photo courtesy: By Muhammad Mahdi Karim – Own work, GFDL 1.2,

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