Top 5 Running Events in Kenya for 2013Kenya is home to some of the greatest runners in history and have won numerous awards at international sporting events that have been hosted around the world. Runners and athletes who reside in Kenya will be very pleased to know that 2013 will host a variety of long- distance endurance running events throughout the year to keep you in tip top shape.

The marathons and races have been spread throughout Kenya’s most scenic and natural surroundings, from the Great Rift Valley to Mt Kenya. Even if you are not in peak physical condition, there are alternative half marathons which can also be great options to participate in.

Here are the top five running events to add to your calendar.

1.) Shompole Marathon
13-14 April 2013
http://www.shompolemarathon.com
Oloika, Shompole (KE).
42km full marathon/21km half marathon/10km race

Top 5 Running Events in Kenya for 2013

2.) Lewa Wilderness Marathon
Lewa, Laikipia (KE)
29 June 2013
21km

3.) Kenya Highlands Race
August 10, 2013
Africa | Kenya
Nanyuki
Multiday: 75 km

4.) Amazing Maasai 21K
Amazing Maasai Ultra
September 28, 2013
Africa | Kenya
Mt. Kenya Region
Half Marathon

Amazing Maasai Marathon
Amazing Maasai Ultra
September 28, 2013
Africa | Kenya
Mt. Kenya Region
Marathon: 50 km

Amazing Maasai Ultra
September 28, 2013
Africa | Kenya
Mt. Kenya Region
Ultramarathon : 75 km

5.) Masai Mara 5Km
Masai Mara Marathon
23 November 2013
Africa | Kenya
Masai Mara Game Reserve
Shorter than 10 km : 5 km

Masai Mara Marathon
23 November 2013
Africa | Kenya
Masai Mara Game Reserve
Half Marathon

If you enjoy running, or you are training hard to compete in a full length marathon and want to challenge yourself, you should consider signing up for at least one of the above mentioned events.

For more information, visit the following websites:

Running Kenya
Jambo Nairobi
Marathons

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