RACE DATE: July 30th, 2016
RACE TIME: 7:00 a.m.
ORGANIZER - The race is under IAAF rules and is organized by Drumbeat, Ltd. and supported by the local community.
CHARITABLE OBJECTIVE - The Amazing Maasai Marathon & Half-Marathon is an unique running event in the mountains of Maasai land in Laikipia. The event was created to raise scholarship funds to sponsor Maasai girls through high school (US$400 per year per girl student x 4 years). All race proceeds and donations go to support the girls through The Amazing Maasai Girls Project, a US- registered non-profit organization.
THE AMAZING MAASAI MARATHON & HALF-MARATHON raises funds to send Maasai girls from their community to secondary school. Click here to donate to the Marathon Tours and Travel Team page!
COURSE - The Maasai 42k & 21km races are held near the small Maasai town of Kimanjo, Laikipia - about 70km from Nanyuki (GPS Coordinates: 0',31'1.37"N, 37'1'1.08E). It is a remote area in the foothills of Mt Kenya, well off the beaten track. The journey out from Nanyuki takes 2-2.5 hours on untarmacked roads.
TEMPERATURE - During the dry season, temperatures fall into the high low 50s at night. Thus, at the 7 a.m. race start, it is a bit cool. The sun raises just before the start and temperatures rise into the low 80s by 11 a.m.
ENTRY FEE - Entry to the marathon and half-marathon is $150.00 per person.
ELIGIBILITY - Accommodations are limited to the first 60 guests who book the packages.
TIME LIMIT - Marathon - 7 hours; Half-Marathon 7 hours. You must pass the half-way point of the marathon in 3 hours 15 minutes in order to continue on the marathon course.
NUMBER PICKUP - Numbers will be provided at the race briefing the evening before the event.
AWARDS - Top three overall for males and females in both races. All finishers will receive a medal and T-shirt.