UNIQUE HALF-MARATHON

VIEW ANIMALS AS YOU RUN

Expect to see giraffe, zebra, gazelles and wart hogs near the trail. Further away you will catch sight of buffalo.

The animals are acclimatised to pedestrians (the park permits hikers). Kenya Wildlife Service Rangers will be in attendance during the event.

ALTITUDE

The start /finish line is at an altitude of 6,400 feet (1,950 metres) above sea level.

The course includes a challenging hill which rises over 1,000 feet (300m) by 5km. From the magnificent Kaparatania view point (stop for photos!) it's downhill and then flat all the way to the finish.

WATER and MARSHALS

There will be regular water stations and marshals to make your run / jog / walk a fabulous event. 

FIRST AID

Red Cross will be in attendance with a fully-equipped ambulance, a paramedic and a team of first-aiders positioned around the course.

UNIQUE COURSE

A 23 km (14 mile) course through one of the most beautiful national parks in Kenya - Hell's Gate.

Run past zebra, giraffe and antelopes. See buffalo in the distance. Marvel at the plumes of steam rising from deep within the volcanic interior of the earth's crust 

GREAT RUNNING SURFACE

The paths in Hell's Gate National Park are all dirt tracks except for a short tarmac section near the geothermal power station.

The route is (virtually) traffic free, but accessible by vehicle in case of emergency.

Email: kenyamarafun@footstepsinternational.org

Phone: +44 (0)1689 828166

Kenya Marafun co-ordinator in UK: 

Footsteps International, 79 Lynwood Grove,

Orpington, BR6 0BQ, UK

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The Kenya International Marafun is a fun event organised by Footsteps International's project partners in Kenya. All participants enter this event entirely at their own risk and are advised to arrange insurance to meet their own requirements. All distances are approximate. All data and pictures captured either before and on the day of the event will be stored and used for administration purposes and may be used for publicity for future events.

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