It’s no secret that running is Simon Mtuy’s passion. He holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest unsupported ascent/descent of Kilimanjaro, and trained the invincible Kilian Jornet to break Simon’s record in the fastest supported ascent/descent! If he’s not guiding on the mountain or managing the SENE office, you can be sure that Simon is out running. The lower slopes of Kilimanjaro are an ideal environment for trail running due to the stunning scenery and the many footpaths used by the local Chagga people for generations to access their mountain villages and farms.
Join Simon or one of our SENE running guides on a single-day or multi-day run in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro to explore the natural sights of Tanzania as they were meant to be viewed—on foot! Or participate in the annual Kilimanjaro Marathon/Half Marathon road race with SENE’s exclusive run plus climb package. For hard-core ultra-runners there is the grueling 8-day Kilimanjaro Stage Run.
Private Running Day Tours
If you’re a runner who’s spending time in Tanzania, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the local trails with SENE! Start from beautiful Mbahe Farm at 1900m or from the SENE office outside Moshi Town and take a guided run through the lush and pastoral farms and villages of Kilimanjaro. Enjoy the culture and scenery of Tanzania as you traverse hills and valleys and run past waterfalls, coffee farms, villages and schools. Contact us and tell us your ability level and run objectives and we’ll plan the rest!
Half Day Guided Trail Run (1-3 hours)
Price per person (minimum 2 people): US $45
Single: US $70
Price includes water and guide.
Price does not include transfers.
Tanzania Running and Wildlife Safari
12 days/ 11 nights · 6 days running
With majestic Kilimanjaro above, run the Maasai plains where traditional warriors once roamed hunting lion. Explore the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro from your base in a beautiful Chagga village perched on the side of the mountain. Visit the most spectacular parks in Africa, rich with game running free and where classic safari images still exist. For those who like to stay active on their holidays this exclusive adventure offers the perfect balance of guided running, deep cultural interaction far from the overused tourist paths, and African wildlife safari viewing.
Non-runners welcome to join, as all activities available to all.
2017 Kilimanjaro Marathon Package
February 24 – march 7, 2017
Race Day: Sunday February 26, 2017
Includes: 7-Day Mount Kilimanjaro Climb
Run in the shadow of 19,340-foot Mount Kilimanjaro, The Roof of Africa, for an unforgettable marathon experience!
For the race of a lifetime join world class East Africans and runners from around the globe in this annual road race held in Moshi Town, the gateway to Kilimanjaro. Both marathon and half marathon courses start and finish at 3,000 feet and is 99 percent on paved roads past rural villages, through town, and into a mountainside coffee plantation, all with inspiring views of Kilimanjaro.
This marathon adventure package is provided exclusively by SENE. It includes two days of acclimatization and preparation prior to the race at 6,200 feet with Simon Mtuy, world class ultra-marathoner and world record holder. Accommodations at SENE’s private guest cottages in Mbahe Village in the foothills of Kilimanjaro.
After the marathon, enjoy the exhilarating challenge of a climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro on our 7-day SENE trek using the Rongai route, a less traveled trail starting on the northeast side above the game-rich plains of Kenya.
U.S.$4,020 per person. All inclusive in-Tanzania costs.
Rates are double occupancy. Single supplement U.S.$425.
For additional information on the Kilimanjaro Marathon visit the race website.
Kilimanjaro Stage Run
august 19 – 29, 2017
Simon Mtuy leads the annual Kilimanjaro Stage Run that completely circumnavigates the mountain on trails around the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro. In 2017 the run takes place in August. Join Simon, Tanzania’s foremost trail runner, expert mountain guide, and world-record holder as he shares with you the paths he knows and loves in this trail running paradise!