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Kilimanjaro Trail Run, 2023 ed.

Kilimanjaro Trail Run - Matadi, Tanzania. 2023 edition.

Note: "Kilimanjaro Trail Run" is NOT organized by goandrace.com

Kilimanjaro Trail Run, map centered on Matadi

Kilimanjaro Trail Run
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Information about Kilimanjaro Trail Run, 2023 ed.


Running event name: Kilimanjaro Trail Run

Date and Time: Saturday, September 2, 2023

City: Matadi

Address: Simba Farm

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Country: Tanzania

Latitude and longitude: -2.986842 37.084373

About the event:
RUN ON THE ROOF OF AFRICA!
Kilimanjaro Trail Run is 4 high altitude racing events on Africa’s tallest mountain. The terrain is as unforgiving as the scenery is spectacular! KTR takes place over a weekend, September 2-3, 2023, with races scheduled to take place on different days.

ULTRA 74
Our 74 kilometer ultra is a loop race from Simba Farm (1760m / 5770ft) to a high elevation at Kilimanjaro’s Moir Camp (4170m / 13680ft) and return. The Trail 74 is identical to the Trail 67, only more difficult (and more beautiful!), with a 7km extension via Shira 2 (3900m / 12800ft) and Moir Camp. We race the course clockwise direction in even years and anti-clockwise in odd. In 2023 racers will climb on the Lemosho trekking route and descend via the Shira rescue road, passing through farmland, rain forest, and heather / moorland zones. Total climbing for the KTR Ultra is 3030 meters (9940 ft).

This event is absolutely not to be taken lightly, as the combination of climbing, high altitude and unpredictable weather can be extremely difficult. Additionally, the cutoff for the KTR Trail 74 is 13.5 hours, which requires exceptional fitness and determination. The Trail 74 is limited to 100 runners in 2023 | Start Saturday, 2nd September 6:00

ULTRA 67
Our 67 kilometer ultra was previously our longest race, but now exists as a shorter version of our Trail 74. It’s a loop race from Simba Farm (1760m / 5770ft) to Kilimanjaro’s Cathedral Point (3850m / 12600ft) and return. We race the course clockwise direction in even years and anti-clockwise in odd. In 2023 racers will climb on the Lemosho trekking route and descend via the Shira rescue road, passing through farmland, rain forest, and heather / moorland zones. Total climbing for the KTR Ultra is 2850 meters (9350 ft).

This event is not to be taken lightly, as the combination of climbing, high altitude and unpredictable weather can be extremely difficult. Additionally, the cutoff for the KTR Trail 67 is 12 hours, which requires some real work. The Trail 67 is limited to 100 runners in 2023 | Start Saturday 2nd September 6:00

FULL MARATHON
The full marathon (42km / 26.2mi) is a point to point race with alternating up and down years. 2023 (and all odd years) is uphill. The race will begin at Simba Farm (1760m / 5770ft) and climb via Kilimanjaro’s Lemosho trekking route to Cathedral Point (3850m / 12600ft) prior to descending to the finish line at Morem (3410m / 11190ft). Up years consist of 2750 meters (9000+ ft) of climbing and 1100 meters (3600 ft) of descent. Either direction racers enjoy running through multiple climate and vegetation zones — farmland, rain forest, and heather / moorland. This event ends at Morem, and so requires vehicle transport from the finish line back to the race village.

Cutoff is 9 hours, and the 2023 event is limited to 60 runners. |
Start Sunday, 3rd September 6:30
HALF MARATHON
The half marathon (21km / 13.1mi) is a loop run on Shira Plateau, featuring double and single track in the heather and moorland zone. The first 10 kilometers are via rescue road, and the second half of the race on progressively more technical trails. The race features 510 meters (1700 ft) of climbing, with a high altitude point of 3850 meters (12600 ft). This event begins and ends at Morem (3410m / 11190ft), and so requires (early morning) vehicle transport for participants to the race start.

The KTR Half is a great entry race into high altitude running, or a superb way to hike fully supported for a day on Kili. We welcome hikers in the half marathon. Cutoff is approximately 7.5 hours, and the event is limited to 60 participants in 2023.
Start Sunday 3rd September 7:30 (6:15 departure)

TRAVEL PACKAGES
We off travel packages pre or post race dates. Tanzania us such an incredible country; we hope you experience it more fully while here for Kilimanjaro Trail Run. Enjoy a wildlife safari through the Serengeti or climb Kilimanjaro, the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Visit a Maasai boma and experience culture and true hospitality. After it all, why not relax on the beaches of Zanzibar!

Other notes:

Virtual Race? No

Trail? Yes

Cross country event? No

Multi-stage event? No

Initiatives for children and families: No information

How to apply and entry fee:
Early bird pricing (ends Dec. 30th, 2022)
$295 for the half marathon, $345 for all other distances

Price until March 31st, 2023
$335 for the half, $385 for all other distances

Price until registration closes on July 29th, 2023
$380 for the half, $430 for all other distances

Award Description:
Finisher's medals for everyone that completes.
Free entry to next year for first place finishers.

Dressing rooms:
Campsite, showers, bathrooms.

Aid stations:
Medical stations, emergency ambulance, feedzones, waterpoints

Website: kilimanjarotrail.com

E-mail: brett@redknotdevelopment.org

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Flier: Not available

Final ranking: Not available

Kilimanjaro Trail Run course map, 2023 ed.

# Length Race type Course map Terrain type
Race 1 74 km
(46 mi)
Ultramarathon Not available Mostly dirt
Race 2 67 km
(41.6 mi)
Ultramarathon Not available Mostly dirt
Race 3 42.2 km
(26.2 mi)
Marathon Not available Mostly dirt
Race 4 21.1 km
(13.1 mi)
Half marathon Not available Mostly dirt

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