The 7th Kilimanjaro Marathon will be held on Sunday 1 March 2009 in Tanzania.
Situated south of the equator - in Tanzania - at 5 895 metres, this is Africa's highest mountain and the highest "free standing" mountain in the world. Huge permanent glaciers flow down from the summit, and the sheer presence of this huge mountain dominates the entire area.
An icon in Africa, "Kili " as she is affectionately known, is one of the sights every person should see at least once in his or her life.
On 01 March 2009, a standard 42.2 km marathon and a 21.1 km half marathon will be run from the town of Moshi, Tanzania.
This race has been set up to promote the sport in Tanzania, and has the official backing of the Tanzania Tourist Board, the Tanzania Amateur Athletics Association, the IAAF, and is registered with AIMS.