Kilimanjaro Marathon & Half Marathon 2019

Situated south of the equator – in Tanzania – at 5 895 metres, this is Africa’s highest mountain and the highest free standing mountain in the world (as it is not part of a mountain range). Huge permanent glaciers flow down from the summit, and the sheer presence of this huge mountain dominates the entire area. An icon in Africa, “Kili“ as she is affectionately known, is one of the sights every person should see at least once in his or her life.

Every year, at the end of February/beginning March, a standard 42.2 km marathon, a 21.1 km half marathon and a 5 km fun run will be held in the town of Moshi, Tanzania. This race has been set up to promote the sport in Tanzania, and has the official backing of the Tanzania Tourist Board, the Tanzania Amateur Athletics Association, the IAAF, and is registered with AIMS.

42.2km

06:30 – starts at the Moshi Cooperative University (MoCU) Ushirika Stadium in Moshi.

21.1km

07:00 – starts at the top gate to MoCU Ushirika Stadium, on Sokoine Road and finishes inside the stadium.

Fun Run

07:15 – starts at the bottom of MoCU Ushirika Stadium, on Uru Road – and finishes inside the stadium.

Event Date

Sunday 3 March 2019

Start and Finish

MoCU Ushirika Stadium (previously known as Muccobs), in MOSHI

Start Times

06h30 – May be subject to change, please check at collection points – 42 km – starts at the Moshi Cooperative University (MoCU) Ushirika Stadium in Moshi.
07h00 – May be subject to change, please check at collection points – 21 km – starts at the top gate to MoCU Ushirika Stadium, on Sokoine Road and finishes inside the stadium.
07h15 – May be subject to change, please check at collection points – Fun Run – starts at the bottom of MoCU Ushirika Stadium, on Uru Road – and finishes inside the stadium.

Finish Venue

At the MoCU Stadium

Number Collection

The Dar Es Salaam:

  • Dates:   23 and 24 February 2019 – Saturday and Sunday
  • Times:  12 midday – 17:00 pm
  • Venue:  TBC

Arusha:

  • Dates:   26 and 27 February 2019 – Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Times:   14:00 pm – 20:00 pm
  • Venue:  The Kibo Palace Hotel

Moshi:

  • Dates:  Thursday 28 February 14:00 pm until 17:00 pm / Friday 1 March from 09:00 am until 17:00 pm / Saturday 2 March 09:00 am – 12:00 (midday)
  • Venue: Keys Hotel, Uru Road

Personal Seconding

No mobile seconding will be permitted. This rule will be strictly enforced with no mobile seconds of any description allowed on the route. Any transgressions will lead to disqualification. A runner may be handed sustenance by a seconder using the stand and hand rule. No other seconding is permitted. See Rules and Information.

Water Points

Yes, we have water points on average every 4km.

Some will serve water only, some will serve water and coke.

Should you need any specific hydration or energy drinks, we suggest you carry that with you.

The water that is distributed during the race is bottled water, but poured into cups for convenience and handed out at water tables.

Parking

NO VEHICLES other than organisers’ will be allowed into the stadium. There is parking outside on Sokoine Road / Mweka Road opposite the TOP entrance of MuCO. You will NOT BE ALLOWED to bring your car into the stadium, or into the area surrounding it – so please don’t try! Similarly access at certain entrances will be restricted to athletes only.

Litter

PLEASE DO NOT THROW YOUR LITTER INTO THE BUSH. THROW IT IN THE BINS PROVIDED, OR ON THE ROAD WHERE WE CAN EASILY FIND IT AND DISPOSE OF IT.

NO VEHICLES other than organisers’ will be allowed into the stadium. There is parking outside on Sokoine Road / Mweka Road opposite the TOP entrance of MuCO. You will NOT BE ALLOWED to bring your car into the stadium, or into the area surrounding it – so please don’t try! Similarly access at certain entrances will be restricted to athletes only.

First Aid

There will be a roaming ambulance – if you are having difficulty STOP AND LET A FELLOW RUNNER ADVISE AN ORGANIZER WHERE YOU ARE THEY WILL LET US KNOW, and you will be collected off the route. There also is a sweep-vehicle at the end.

You also have telephone numbers printed on your race numbers that you can phone in case of an Emergency – KK Security will respond accordingly to your call.

NO VEHICLES other than organisers’ will be allowed into the stadium. There is parking outside on Sokoine Road / Mweka Road opposite the TOP entrance of MuCO. You will NOT BE ALLOWED to bring your car into the stadium, or into the area surrounding it – so please don’t try! Similarly access at certain entrances will be restricted to athletes only.

Media

This race will be televised on SuperSport and shown in April. The film crew will be on bikes – so smile, and wave!!

Apart from local print and TV, this race will be covered extensively on Super Sport (SA & the rest of Africa) and SABC and possibly international TV and radio, and of course athletics magazines. The whole event is being filmed by a contracted company for inclusion in TV channels after the event.

Please keep an eye on our Facebook Page and our website to find out the scheduled slots and times.

AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHS will be taken along the route. We may not manage to get all of you, and cannot promise top quality! All photos will be posted on the website and there is no charge to download. Hi-res will also be available.

Finish Area

There will be music at the finish, and sometimes live entertainment will be provided. There is an hospitality tent, with shade and food available as well as a masseur at an additional cost (this should be booked at the time of entering). A number of stalls and stands at the finish will sell food, drinks etc.

Tog Bag

There will be a tog bag tent near the start line. Do not leave anything valuable in your tog bag please.

Participant Categories

OPEN – Full Marathon 21 yrs and older, male and female

OPEN – Half Marathon 18 yrs and older male and female

CORPORATE SPONSORS’ TEAMS – will be included in general results as well as on a separate result sheet.

FUN RUN – No official results will be produced, ages 10 years and upwards if unaccompanied by an adult. Any age with adult supervision.

Whilst categories may be noted on the results there may not necessarily be any recognition or prizes on race day for categories indicated above.

The race is being run under the auspices of the Tanzanian Amateur Athletics Association TAAA and the IAAF rules will govern this event.

The Dar Es Salaam:

  • Dates:   23 and 24 February 2019 – Saturday and Sunday
  • Times:  12 midday – 17:00 pm
  • Venue:  TBC

Arusha:

  • Dates:   26 and 27 February 2019 – Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Times:   14:00 pm – 20:00 pm
  • Venue:  The Kibo Palace Hotel

Moshi:

  • Dates:  Thursday 28 February 14:00 pm until 17:00 pm / Friday 1 March from 09:00 am until 17:00 pm / Saturday 2 March 09:00 am – 12:00 (midday)
  • Venue: Keys Hotel, Uru Road

Note: ENTRIES ARE LIMITED

While the organisers of the Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon 2019 have taken into account the high interest around the event, and accommodated accordingly when it comes to race numbers and timing chips, please note that ENTRIES ARE LIMITED. Your entry is only confirmed once payment has been made.

(ENTRY FEES / STARTING & FINISHING TIMES /  CUT OFF)

** PLEASE NOTE: NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED ON RACE DAY.

** Please note : Final cut-off for  all timed races  is at 12h:30 pm (midday)

** UNLESS EXTENDED , ALL ENTRIES CLOSE 07 FEBRUARY OR WHEN CAPACITY REACHED 

Runner NationalityDiscounted SeasonEntry FeeEntry FeeEntry Fee
Full MarathonHalf Marathon5KM Fun Run
Local Tanzanian & East African citizens (proof will be asked for)  Tsh 20 000Tsh 20 000Tsh 5000
Early Discount Season
01 October  –  14 December
Tsh 15 000Tsh 12 000Tsh 5000
Late Entry Season
15 December  – 07 January
Tsh 18 000Tsh 15 000Tsh 5000
Local Residents to Tanzania (proof will be asked for)$80$80Tsh 5000
Early Discount Season
01 October – 14 December
$35$35Tsh 5000
Late Entry Season
15 December  – 07 January
$45$45Tsh 5000
International Runners$100$100$3
Early Discount Season
01 October – 14 December
$65$65$3
Late Entry Season
15 December  – 07 January
$85$85$3

Entrants and participants [‘Participants’] in the Kilimanjaro Marathon [‘the Event’], Tigo Half Marathon, and the Grand Malt 5km Fun Run acknowledge that although all precautions have been taken by the organising body (The Kilimanjaro Marathon Club) to ensure the safety of all participants, there may be dangers inherent in participation in the Event and activities related thereto.

Participants voluntarily assume the risks of attendance at and participation in the Event and hereby waive all claims of whatsoever nature and howsoever arising in relation to the Event or otherwise against any parties, including but not limited to the organising body, the sponsors, the advertisers, any local authority and/or the directors, employees, suppliers and assistants of these parties, including any individual, official, marshal or agent (“the Parties”).

Participants hereby irrevocably indemnify and hold harmless the Parties against any liability and claims of any nature whatsoever and howsoever arising (whether directly or indirectly caused and whether arising from negligence, albeit gross, or from the participation or involvement in or passage to or from the Event or otherwise) including but not limited to liability for delay, inconvenience, accident, death, injury, illness to their person, or loss or damage to property or costs and expenses sustained, incurred or put to by Participants and/or by any minor children under the care or control of Participants.

Parents or guardians authorising a minor’s participation in the Event, which shall prima facie be evidenced by their signature on entry forms, thereby consent to such minor being bound to the aforegoing and further indemnify the Parties to the extent, if any, to which such minor is not capable of waiving his/her rights as stipulated above.

Participant confirms that they are competent and / or authorized to sign registration forms and agree to the terms and conditions hereto. They further give permission for the free use of their name, voice or picture [still or moving] to be used in any broadcast, telecast, advertising, promotion or any other form of advertising of this and future events.

42.2km and 21.1km Route Map

5km Fun Run Route Map

Your Timing chip has been placed on the front of your race number.

The race number must be worn on the front of your vest and visible at the finish line.

There is a foam backing on the back of the race number.

Please do not remove the timing chip and foam strip from the race number – doing so will result in NO finish time.

For safety and timing purposes, ONLY the person assigned to this race number may use it.

For all results or results queries please call 021 511 7130 or email timing@topevents.co.za

The goal is to plant one million trees in 2018 and fifty million trees over the next ten years! This is all in an effort to improve rainfall in the region and combat glacial ice retreat on Kilimanjaro.

https://www.thekilimanjaroproject.org/

Vision: To champion efforts in provision of a sustainable higher learning education financing scheme for women in Tanzania.
Goal: To offer merit based scholarship to 1000 students pursuing higher learning education by 2025.

Objectives:

  • To sponsor one girl per region with fully funded scholarship to pursue higher learning education for the year 2018.
  • To design a financing theme model for higher learning education.
  • To design a sustainability framework for the initiative.

Target group, preference, and Provision:

  • Age limit: 10 to 40 years, Preference: Women 100%
  • Provision: Tuition fee and Stipend (fully funded)
    – category I phase I, Tuition fee only
    – category II phase II, Partially subsidy (50%)
    – category III phase II, Apprenticeship (work attachment)
    – category IV, final phase

Expectation:

To get runners for this cause on basis of –

  • Individual sponsorship and corporate sponsorship – race is for 5km, 21km and 42km (full marathon) and,
  • Donations from from individuals, companies (public or private), NGOs, Development agencies and institutions.

Support our course, DONATE NOW!
Bank Details: Uhuru Women’s Club, NMB Bank, Mlimani City Branch – A/C No. 22510022117
Mobile Numbers: Voda com +255 743 111114, Tigo: +255 715 179506 & Airtel: +255 784 401959

We would love to encourage all international runners to offset their carbon emissions by supporting this amazing organisation as flying is one area where it is hard to reduce your carbon impact.

Climate change is considered the biggest threat of our time, with the effects being felt by everyone and protecting existing forests is one of the most effective methods to combat climate change as mature trees both absorb and store carbon. Greenhouse gas emissions can be generated in Europe but the effects are felt in Africa or Asia and it is the poor who will feel the effects acutely, so if we can slow the rate of climate change then the poor all over Tanzania will benefit. Few people know how to tackle the problem so we offer a way for everyone to act on global climate change, and protect threatened forests and their indigenous communities at the same time.

Please contact Sarah Borman (sarah@carbontanzania.com) to find out how to get involved.

Help us preserve the amazing environment in which we are all so privileged to run and live in.

http://www.carbontanzania.com

PlaceMale & Female TshTotal Tsh
1st4,000,000 /-8,000,000 /-
2nd2,000,000 /-4,000,000 /-
3rd1,000,000 /-2,000,000 /-
4th900,000 /-1,800,000 /-
5th600,000 /-1,200,000 /-
6th400,000 /-800,000 /-
7th350,000 /-700,000 /-
8th300,000 /-600,000 /-
9th250,000 /-500,000 /-
10th200,000 /-400,000 /-
TOTAL20,000,000 /- Tsh

42km – Full Marathon:
Medals and T-shirts will be available to the first 750 finishers.

21km – Half Marathon:
Medals and T-shirts will be available for the first 5500 finishers.

5km – Fun Run:
No Medal – T-shirts for first 4000 registered runners.