ARCHIVED RACE: Kilimanjaro Adventure Challenge 2013 @ Kilimanjaro, Moshi, Tanzania on 21 February 2013

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Kilimanjaro Adventure Challenge 2013
  • Distance (KMs): 232
  • Distance (Miles): 144
  • Date: 21 February 2013
  • Start Time: 07.00
  • Venue: Kilimanjaro
  • Best Time (Men): 13:25.14
  • Best Time (Women): 28:14.48
  • Organised By: Chagga Tours LTD
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Multiple waterstations
  • Has Prizes / Awards? No

Race Description

As every year since 2006 we will announce the KiliMAN again from February 21 to March 4 of 2013.
There are only a few people in the world who will:

• summit Kilimanjaro (5895 m) over 6 days (this is not raced)
• compete in a two day mountain bike race around Kilimanjaro (190 km) and
• finish the Kilimanjaro Marathon (42,2 km).

The one with the fastest summarized time on the bike race and the marathon sections will be the KiliMAN.

But even if you are not “The KiliMAN” come and take part in the other challenges. There is a possibility to compete in a team of 3, or start small and bike only or come to the Kilimanjaro Marathon, even if you run in 6 hours. If you are looking for team members … set up a “Buddy Team”! The foreign members of the teams are asked to sponsor at least one Tanzanian member to join their team. The aim of this is to allow Tanzanian athletes a chance to participate in this event, at a low price. Buddy team members costs benefit from local park fees. Through our contacts in Tanzania we have a pool of keen, dedicated athletes, ready to enter these events – we will pair up the athletes with their teams.
Climbing: Time is not important during the 6-day ascent of Kilimanjaro, only reaching the summits counts. The reason is that sufficient altitude acclimatization is necessary for the 6000er. The ascent of Kilimanjaro is the meditative part of the adventure. The reward is the grandiose view of the African savannah from the Uhuru peak.

Mountain bike marathon: The course of the 2-day mountain bike marathon runs anticlockwise around Kilimanjaro and is 190km long. Mario Zimmermann, German adventure racer and KiliMAN 2008: On this trail around Kilimanjaro you feel the spirit of mountain biking!”

Kilimanjaro Marathon: The Kilimanjaro Marathon concludes the KiliMAN competition and will be held for the eleventh time in 2013. The route takes you through the town of Moshi and to the Kilimanjaro overhang. Start and finish is the stadium in Moshi.

The long distance and altitude gain, combined with the intense cold on the mountain climb, rough tracks and steep ascents on the cycle, and then the challenging route of the Kilimanjaro Marathon will make the winner of this event proud to wear the title KiliMAN. We have also a blog. Take a look to the blog to get an impression of the competition!

3 comments to ARCHIVED RACE: Kilimanjaro Adventure Challenge 2013 @ Kilimanjaro, Moshi, Tanzania on 21 February 2013

  • Shawna Thunder

    In 2005 I was looking for a challenge…… I looked at the Kilimanjaro Challenge and thought WOW!!! Now ThatIa A Challenge. Due to the Logistics (I have 3 children and run my own small Hairdressing Salon)’, and the huge expense, I chose other challenges closer to home.
    I started with the Midmar Mile, next was Comrades Marathon, i then got into mountain biking and raced for 7 years, i represented my country i World Masters, i raced endurance races…Sani 2 Sea, Cape Epic, Non Stop Sani, Transbaviaans… I then decided to do Ironman and loved it!!!
    Now, I am looking at Kilimanjaro Challenge, it is too soon to do it in Feb and I am not prepared. So 2014 will be the year for me to attempt this immense challenge.
    I will have enough time to raise funds through sponsorship and will start training TODAY 3 Jan 2013.
    Thank you for creating such a challenge!
    Shawna Thunder
    Thank you for

  • Wow, what an amazing opportunity! Although this would be extremely expensive, I would love to participate. Last year, I climbed Kilimanjaro with my brother and it was an awesome experience. I can’t imagine having the chance to run an marathon and bike around the mountain as well! Here is my video series about my trip!

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