Taking place on the 19th March, 2017, the 5th edition of the Shompole Wildlife Marathon will include a 30km, 20km and 10km race routes in the stunning trails and tracks of one of the world's most abundant natural environments. This unique marathon is already established as one of Kenya's finest trail marathons taking in fully marked trail single track, game lands and featuring over 5km running on salt lake spa. The event is held in the Shompole Wildlife Conservancy which is a protected area inhabited by wildlife such as wildbeests, zebras, hyenas, antelopes, thompson gazelles, girrafes, ostriches and a variety of birdlife. Lions, elephants, cheetahs and other carnivores are restricted to a protected corner of the conservancy well off the marathon route. The race starts at 6:15am and would normally end at 10 - 11am. Being on a Sunday, we encourage all runners and their families/supporters to arrive on Saturday and stay overnight in one of the three campsites provided. Proceeds for the event goes towards supporting Beyond Athletics; which is a Non Profit that uses the power of sports to develop and support talented children from Kenyan slums to become responsible young adults and successful career sports men and women.
SOUND ORGANISATION, GREAT TRAILS AND GREAT FRIENDS. THE 2017 SHOMPOLE WILDLIFE MARATHON WILL RETURN YOU TO THE SOUL OF THE SPORT AND LEAVE YOU WITH A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES.
Entry Info & Entry Fee Schedule
All entrants will each receive a free event souvenir T-Shirt, Race Bib (you will receive a personalized, tear and water proof race bib if registered before 1st November 2016). All participants who finish their respective events will receive a customized Finisher's Medal. Race bibs and event souvenir T-shirt will be distributed with your Race Pack at Registration on the Saturday. However, you may opt to receive your entry packet delivered to your office/home one week before the marathon by choosing applicable options during online registration. Please ensure you identify your correct T-Shirt size on your entry form. T-shirt sizes cannot be swapped or changed at Registration.
International Participants are encouraged to apply for the Full Marathon Package which also includes Transport to and from the marathon, accommodation, meals and assistance with local travel and hotel bookings. Run-Africa.Com is our official online registration partner, please go to www.run-africa.com to register for the 2017 Shompole Wildlife Marathon or Click Here for a direct link to the registration page.
2017 SHOMPOLE WILDLIFE MARATHON - ENTRY FEE SCHEDULE
|ENTRY FEE (in US $)||BEFORE 1ST JUN
||BEFORE 31ST DEC 2016||AFTER 1ST JAN 2017|
|10KM TRAIL RUN||Kenyan Citizens - Kes. 4,000||Kenyan Citizens - Kes. 4,500||Kenyan Citizens - Kes. 5,000|
|USD - $40||USD - $45||USD - $50|
|20KM TRAIL RUN||Kenyan Citizens - Kes. 4,500||Kenyan Citizens - Kes. 5,000||Kenyan Citizens - Kes. 5,500|
|USD- $35||USD - $45||USD - $50|
|30KM TRAIL RUN||Kenyan Citizens - Kes. 5,500||Kenyan Citizens - Kes. 6,500||Kenyan Citizens - Kes. 7,500|
|USD - $55||USD - $65||USD- $75|
Entry Limits & Cut Off Times
Since the event is held in a wildlife conservancy, there will be cut-off times enforced to ensure all participants finish within the stipulated timeline. The cut off times for the respective events are as follows:
30Km Trail Run - 4hrs 10minutes
20Km Trail Run - 3hrs 10minutes
10Km Trail Run - 2 hours
All the three events will have a common start i.e 6:15am. We will do our best to allow everyone to finish the race. Otherwise the cut-off times above may be reinforced. Furthermore, the entry slots available for the 2016 Shompole Wildlife Marathon are capped; the entry slots available are as follows:
10km Trail Run - Max. 400 participants
20Km Trail Run - Max. 300 participants
30Km Trail Run - Max 200 participants
Corporate Relay - Max. 30 Teams
Please take advantage of the early bird entry fee offers to guarantee your spot. Organisers expect that some of the races may be sold out