Amazing Maasai Marathon

Full Marathon, Half Marathon and a Quarter Marathon Fun Run – Laikipia North, Kenya

AMM MarathonLogoRACE DAY: Saturday, August 11th, 2018
RACE WEEKEND: Friday 10th – Sunday 12th August, 2018

RACE START: All races start at 06:30am.
LOCATION: Kimanjo Town, located in Laikipia North, northwest of Nanyuki (2 hours). It is approximately 5 hours from Nairobi. Approximate GPS coordinates 0.553428, 37.104149.


The race is very aptly titled. It is an AMAZING Marathon.

The Race is warm and friendly. The participants share race experiences, campsites and sundowners together over the two days they are on the race venue. The time and experiences shared together allows friendships to happen. Indeed one of the founders of the event met her husband when she overtook him on the track!!

Our hosts are the Laikipia Maasai and they bring real culture and colour to the event – not to mention wonderful charm and hospitality

The event takes place in a majestic location – Kimanjo in Northern Laikipia. The views are truly BIG and the route runs from view point to view point with, as our backdrops, Mount Kenya on one side and the Ewaso escarpments on the other. At places on the route it is possible to see for over 200 kms with 360° panorama. Kenya at it’s picturesque best!

The area has abundant wildlife and the run is surrounded by antelope, zebra and giraffe. The race camp regularly has elephant passing through. The race has authentic ‘Africa’ and ‘Safari’ feel

The race is challenging. The area is hot. Rich green if it rains but desert dusty if it doesn’t. In addition the races are at altitude (6000 feet asl) and on dirt roads, and sometimes off them.

And last but by no means least – The race makes a difference ….. on so many levels.

The race is proving to be a very valuable Sports Tourism asset. It showcases the very best of the Laikipia Region bringing real returns to the Community. The race engages community labour and businesses. It show cases the Maasai people and cultures, and the Laikipia region. And importantly it is generating other income streams for the community – Everything from sale of curios to Safari packages.

Last year the Amazing Race itself spent over 900,000 Kenya shillings in the local community

See more information in the sidebar.

Meet the charity behind the race:

The Amazing Maasai Girls Project

The Amazing Maasai races raise funds to assist Maasai girls through secondary school education. Currently the Amazing Girls Project* have 40 Girls in secondary school. 24 graduated last year. The program is looking to expand again this year, not only to help more girls in secondary school but to assist those who graduated to tertiary education.

With your support we will. Thank you.

*501(c) (3) non–profit organization. US registration

How can I join the fun?

Find out here:


Full and Half Marathon and 10 km Race Kshs 5,500
Compulsory Minimum Charity Donation Kshs 5,500


Options Single or twin Cost per person per day Remarks
1 Race Camp Single Kshs. 19,000/-
  • Conservation fee included.
  • Minimum 2 night stay
  • The accommodation is Full Board
  • Meals are buffet style served in an open area mess. Food includes full breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner. Water, tea and coffee are served with every meal.
  • A selection of drinks is available at the cash bar in the camp and at the sundowner on Saturday evening.
  • There will be a hot water showers and drop toilets for each tent. These showers and toilets are attended.
Twin or Double Kshs. 14,500/-
Triple Kshs. 12,500/-
2 Self-Catered Camp
  • Kshs 4,000/- for the first night
  • Kshs 3,000/- for subsequent nights
  • Children under 13 are free
  • Conservation fee included.
  • The camp site comes with cold showers and drop toilets.
  • Firewood can be bought from the community.
  • Clearing sites of bush for tents and paths can also be purchased from the community
  • Competitors and spectators wishing to use the self-catered campsite are required to bring all camping equipment, food* and drinking water for the duration of their stay.

*Food, by prior arrangement, will be available at the race camp. The cost is Kshs 8,000/- per person for 3 meals (dinner + following day breakfast and lunch)



Every participant in The Amazing Maasai Marathon Event and affiliated Programs are required to fill and sign the following forms

  • Form 1: Race Entry Form (Runners only)
  • Form 2: Accommodation Booking Form

These forms can be downloaded from here.

Once filled, the forms should be scanned or photographed and e-mailed to Drumbeat Ltd.


Registration closes at 5.00 pm Monday 30 July.


Payments can be made by:

  • Mpesa to +254 724 699 115
  • Deposit or money transfer to Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA)
    Account 66 11 33 00 13 (Drumbeat Ltd)
    Bank Code Number 07000


  • Within 30 days of the race – all fees (for Race Entry and Accommodation) will be non-refundable but the entry to the race and accommodation bookings are transferable
  • More than 30 days in advance of the race – refund of any payments fees will be in full less any costs incurred relating to the entry or the accommodation booking


The organizer does not offer transport to the event.

We can assist those looking to share a ride, and costs, by sending a circular to other East Africa residents travelling to the venue.