event info

Serengeti Safari Marathon 13 Nov 2021

Serengeti Safari Marathon Dates: 13th November 2021.
Location: Western Serengeti – Ndabaka Gate {Mara Region}.

Serengeti Safari Marathon is an annual event  happening inside Serengeti National park, well designed to meet important goals from Sustainable Community and Tourism Development, Innovative Tourism Products (Sports Tourism), Conservation Sustainability, and Tourism Fair. Event summit will be on 13th November 2021 on the marathon day.

Serengeti National Park has been a cornerstone of tourism industry in the country and the Great Lakes countries in general. Tourism is playing an important role in the Tanzania national economy activities. However, the recent wave of poaching countrywide has not spared it. Therefore there is an urgent need to protect it by all stakeholders. Using its fame, Serengeti Safari Marathon conceived the idea to conduct an international marathon that will help to create massive publicity on conservation and tourism, both locally and internationally.

Why Serengeti Safari Marathon? It’s all about bringing to local and international tourists awareness of tourism attractions in Tanzania, healthy and happier society, Culture, Heritage Sites, Resource Mobilisation for conservation activities through Go Green Campaigns and Anti-poaching.

Tanzania is endowed with unique tourist attractions such as the Serengeti plains with the only remaining large mammal migration, Mount Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Selous Game Reserve and the spice island of Zanzibar to mention a few. All of these attractions have been designated by the United Nations (UNESCO) as World Heritage Sites. Just recently, Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro and Ngorongoro Crater were recognised among the new Natural Wonders of Africa.

On the same context, companies partnering to sponsor the event, will have both local and international exposure for its products and services. With about a thousand (1,000) runners and spectators expected to attend, Serengeti Safari Marathon will be a unique opportunity for different companies/organisations and other stakeholders in general to contribute in the promotional efforts for youth talents in athletics, elite athletes, awareness on the climate change effects, nature conservation, international and domestic tourism whilst communicate with the public on their respective products/services. This will be quite a unique way of giving back to the community and other direct business partners for each sponsor.

November 13, 2021
6:00 am
Serengeti National Park Ndabaka Gate.
race rout

about the

Serengeti Safari Marathon will start 10 kilometres inside Serengeti National Park.

Full marathon route will cover 42 kms towards Lamadi town, turning point at  Mkula back to Ndabaka gate finish point.

Halfl marathon route will cover 21 kms towards Bunda town, turning point at  Nyatwali beach back to Ndabaka gate finish point.

Executive run route will cover 10 kms towards Bunda town, turning point at  Okavango  back to Ndabaka gate finish point.

Fun run route will cover 5 kms towards Bunda town, turning point at  Okavango  back to Ndabaka gate finish point.

Race Route Map

Serengeti Safari Marathon Routes






Difficulty (1-10)


High Point

race schedule


 nov 8-11nov 11-12nov 13
9:00 am

Registration Open

SSM Conference/Forum

Marathon from 06:00 to 01:00pm
12:00 pmTrack RaceConferenceCelebration
1:00 pmTraditional Dance & SportsLunchAwards
2:00 pmCommunity EngagementGame Drive in Serengeti NPGuest of Honour / Speech
4:00 pmFootball CompetitionGame Drive in Serengeti NP 
6:00 pmClosingBack to Hotel/LodgeAfter-Party
9:00 pm Dinner /ClosingCelebration


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