Amazing Maasai Marathon & Half-Marathon
Run alongside the Maasai in the stunning Mt. Kenya region. All standards of runner welcome!
Rated by Men's Journal as one of the top 25 adventure marathons in the world, the Amazing Maasai Marathon is an unforgettable experience.
Choose either to join for the Race and an 8-night travel program or register for only the Race Weekend. REGISTRATION INFORMATION HERE.
The Amazing Maasai Marathon was founded in 2011. It is organized in cooperation with The Amazing Maasai Girls Project, working to sponsor Maasai school girls through all four (4) years of secondary school (US$400 per year). All fundraising and donations from our runners goes directly to support bright young ladies from the area of the race through The Amazing Maasai Girls Project, a US-registered non-profit organization. To-date more than $150,000 has been raised.
How It All Began:
In 2010, "Ultra-Marathoners" Sarah and Molly met the "Maasai Warriors" Francis and Paul, all contestants on the television show The Amazing Race China Rush and together they hatched a plan: to found a challenging endurance race in Kenya to fundraise for girls education, thus putting their shared passion for running to positive ends! The Amazing Maasai Girls Project (AMGP) was established soon after, with the aim to empower young Maasai women through providing access to education and information. The Amazing Maasai Marathon is run in cooperation with the AMGP. All fundraising from our runners goes directly to sponsoring young Maasai girls through secondary school.
All standards of runner welcome (not only the lightning fast Maasai!)
CLICK to watch the start of the Amazing Maasai Marathon 2012
(footage courtesy of Boundless TV)