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Your Race - What To Expect

"The most amazing run I might ever do! Physically I was broken, having to walk the last 4km. An attempt to run to the finish line led to cramping! The photos can never do this course justice. I stopped dead in my tracks when I got to the top of the hill and the trees cleared out to show me the view of the valley. I did not expect to fall in love with this country but how could I not!"  George J - 2017

Running the Rift marathon and half marathon are race courses so beautiful you won't believe your eyes, so friendly you won't stop smiling and so challenging you'll have to dig very very deep. 

They are races at altitude on the equator, temperatures can be hot, downpours sudden and heavy, and the hills just keep on giving. We take your safety very seriously and have a team of well equipped medics from Europe out on the race course at all times. The courses are marked, marshaled and have regular bottled-water stations. This race will not be easy, but if it was everybody would do it right? Make memories you'll never ever forget and be prepared for the endorphin rush of your life when you cross that finish line.

 

The view over the Great Rift Valley from the full and half marathon course. You can see the Rwenzori Mountains crumbling into the valley and, in the distance, you can see all the way to the Blue Mountains of DR Congo.

 

Full Maz (42k)

Terrain: 100% Trail (dirt roads or paths)
UTMB Qualifying Points: 1
Course Shape: Single Loop
Elevation Gain: 655m
Min Elevation: 1495m
Max Elevation: 1664m
Steepest Uphill: 16.7%
Longest Uphill: 1.44km
Steepest Downhill: 16.8%
Longest Downhill: 1.26km
Recommended Shoes: Trail or Fell
Climate: Hot and sunny with rainstorms possible
Start Time: Approx. 7am (Registration from 6am)
Marked & Marshaled Course: Yes
Refreshments on Course: Bottled water, elecrolytes & bananas
Cut-Off Time: 7 hours
Course Profile:

Half Maz (21k)

Terrain: 100% Trail (dirt roads or paths)
Course Shape: Lasso
Elevation Gain: 384m
Min Elevation: 1495m
Max Elevation: 1664m
Steepest Uphill: 16.7%
Longest Uphill: 1.44km
Steepest Downhill: 13.3%
Longest Downhill: 1.35km
Recommended Shoes: Trail or Fell
Climate: Hot and sunny with rainstorms possible
Start Time: Approx. 8:30am
(Registration from 7:30am)
Marked & Marshaled Course: Yes
Refreshments on Course: Bottled water & electrolytes
Cut-Off Time: 4.5 hours
Course Profile:


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