The Rift Valley Marathon, Half Marathon, and Four-Person Relay scheduled for March 18, 2017 may be one of the most memorable and challenging races you will ever run!
This course will take you through the dirt roads and trails surrounding the town of Mosoriot, Kenya. The 21.1 km loop west of Eldoret has a variety of shaded paths, tough climbs, and roads that will take you through rural Kenyan villages.
The rolling route includes spectacular vistas at 7000ft elevation.These roads have been the training grounds for some of Kenya’s most accomplished distance runners such Lel, Cheryiout, Rotich, Kirui, Korir, Biwott, and, Kiprop.
Marathon = 2 laps
Half Marathon = 1 lap
Four Person Relay = 2 laps
PRE AND POST RACE RECEPTION
Join us in the TIKI BAR for a unique pre-race pasta party and a post race reception where you will experience traditional performers from the Nandi tribe. In addition to pasta, you will have a chance to try traditional ugali made from ground corn maize.
LOCATION AND START TIME
All races start at Sokkin Academy in the village of Tebeson which is located 3km from Mosoriot.
Mosoriot is located 15km west of the Eldoret International Airport on the Eldoret-Kapsabet highway.
Marathon Start: 8:00 am
Half Marathon Start: 8:15 am
Four-Person Relay Start: 8:30 am
Marathon Prizes for Male/Female: 1st place – 75,000ksh, 2nd place 50,000ksh, 3rd place – 30,000ksh, 4th place – Buffalo Bicycle, 5th place – Buffalo Bicycle
Half Marathon Prizes for Male/Female: 1st place – 50,000ksh, 2nd place – 30,000ksh, 3rd place – 20,000ksh, 4th place – Buffalo Bicycle, 5th place – Buffalo Bicycle
Four Person School Releay Teams Male/Female: the drilling of a well and a hand pump for someone in your community, a sheep. The members of the first 5 male/famale teams in the race will also receive a sports watch donated from Canadian volunteers.
VIP Registrants and Non-Kenyan Participants: your finishing medal will be a unique calabash which is traditionally used as a vessel to store milk in this region of Kenya. Enjoy this hand decorated finisher trophy which had been made by the women in the village.