13TH KILIMANJARO MARATHON SET FOR 01ST OF MARCH
(Posted 20th February 2015)
The IAAF approved Kilimanjaro Marathon, which will this year be run on Sunday the 01st of March in and around Moshi, will once again offer sporting enthusiasts three races. The full marathon of 42.2 kilometers 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.
Guest of Honour will be Tanzania’s Minister for Home Affairs who will flag off the races for which over 6.000 competitors from within Tanzania, the region and further abroad are expected.
Sponsored by Tanzania Breweries since the first event in 2003 will the winners in the various categories receive generous prizes, while also qualifying for other competitive races like the Comrades and Two Oceans marathons.
Other sponsors include RwandAir, which flies from Kigali to Kilimanjaro, local telecoms company TIGO and the Kibo Palace Hotel, among many others.
While online entries have now been closed can local entries be made between 26th and 28th of February, allowing for more participants who had not been able to sign up until now. The annual event has become a major attraction for visitors to Tanzania who, after participating in the races can then enjoy a safari or a beach vacation.
Added information about the event can be accessed by clicking on www.kilimanjaromarathon.com