The Kilimanjaro Stage Run (KSR) is a multiday 260 kilometer adventure run, not a race, around the highest mountain in Africa.
The run circumnavigates Mount Kilimanjaro on dirt trails and footpaths between 1400m and 2200m elevation that have been used by locals for hundreds of years while remaining far off the tourist beaten path. Run and walk together in small groups through lush rainforests, across rivers, past villages, and on the open plains, all while experiencing breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro at every turn. Immerse yourself in the culture of Tanzania, chat with the people you meet on the trail, and develop a strong bond with the Tanzanian and international runners on the team.
The KSR, which first took place in 2012,is led by Simon Mtuy, Tanzania’s foremost trail runner, expert mountain guide, world-record holder, and supported by his team at Summit Expeditions Nomadic Experience (SENE).
The route circumnavigates the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro over 8 days. Participants average more than 30km per day at higher elevations. The run starts and ends near the Mbahe Village cottages that Simon built on his family’s farm at 1800 meters on the slopes of Kilimanjaro.