Sunday 19 February 2017






Now in its seventh year, the marathon has grown each year with more international runners taking part to become one of the premier African marathons. The support from Rwandan runners has been brilliant with the Rwandan marathon team taking part and the opportunity for new local talent to be spotted by the Rwandan Athletics Association encouraging many aspiring professional runners to take part.


Community Fun Run

The community fun run for young people and older people started in 2016 and proved to be a big hit with the locals in Rwamagana.

The event was the brainchild of the Rwamagana District authorities and is a way to involve all of the community in a healthy and sporting activity which is of benefit to everyone.

This is expected to develop into a major community activity in the coming years.

Runners wishing to enter the Rwanda Challenge Marathon

please click here

Closing date for UK runners: 31 Dec 2016                    ExPats can register up to the day of the event

Independent runners entry fee is £150. They are also asked to make an additional donation to the Msaada cow project

Expats living in Rwanda should contact for entry form

Anyone taking part in this event agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions

Rwanda marathon volunteers' package, not including flights £550

Volunteers are asked to aspire to raise £950 for Msaada

Includes airport pick-up, transport, accommodation and meals while in Rwanda

and a visit to Akagera National Park

click here to contact Travel Light Safaris for booking

race entry is not included in the volunteers' packags

Anyone taking part in this event agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions