This September, the Kilimanjaro Trail Run will offer four high-altitude races over two days on Africa’s tallest mountain. Registration for the event has already opened, with participants choosing from a variety of trail lengths, from half-marathons to high-endurance ultra-events.
The races will kick off on Saturday, September 3, with a 21km trail. The next day, racers can choose from a full 42km trail marathon or the 67km and 74km ultra marathons.
“We’re thrilled to offer trail runners from around the globe the opportunity to experience Africa’s tallest mountain. Kilimanjaro is such an incredibly iconic peak, and to run its ancient rain forests and heathered alpine zone in a single day is the stuff of dreams,” says Event Promoter, Brett Harrison.
The 67km and 74km ultras will challenge even the most experienced endurance athletes, while the half marathon is designed to be a good introduction to high-altitude running. There will also be a post-race wildlife safari in the Serengeti on offer.
“Trail runners from around the world can be assured that the event is founded on the principles of sustainable development, improving communities, educating the public around global issues of climate change, and connecting socially conscious brands and development organisations with the event,” adds Ingrid Beutler, Co-Founder of the Sustainable Mountain Alliance.