Running in Kenya

Why trail run in Kenya

Kenya is renowned for its beautiful landscapes and diverse terrain, making it an ideal destination for trail running. The country is also home to some of the world’s best long-distance runners, giving runners the opportunity to train alongside local athletes.

When to trail run in Kenya

The best time to trail run in Kenya is during the dry season, which typically runs from December to February. However, some regions can be run year-round depending on the weather.

Popular trail running cities in Kenya

Popular trail running cities in Kenya include Nairobi, Eldoret, and Iten.

Run experiences in Kenya

Run adventures in Kenya

Rogue Expeditions – Run Kenya – This 9-day Kenya run adventure will have you exploring the Great Rift Valley, spotting the Big 5 (and so much more!), and running on the same training grounds of world-record holding distance runners.

Strive Trips – Footsteps of Champions – Run and adventure through Kenya’s Rift Valley in this 12-day trip. Train alongside world-class athletes and coaches and enjoy adventures in the heart of the Kenyan running community and the cradle of humanity, including African safari to find the Big 5.

Trail Run Adventures – Kenya

Trail Run Adventures – Kenya – February 2024 – Get to know East Africa with this two-week trail run adventure in Kenya. From the hike up to Mt Kenya and a trail run at Nyahururu High Altitude Training Center to the game dries in Kenya’s world-famous national parks, this is a safari run experience you’ll savor forever.

Run camps in Kenya

Running Mecca – Kenya High Altitude Training Camp – Spend a week in Iten, Kenya, for the 2023 High Altitude Training Camp Spring Edition. Located 30 minutes from Nairobi, the Home of Champions is one of the running meccas of the world, and a great place for twice-a-day workouts to get your running to the next level.

Train in Kenya – Kenya Experience – A selection of two-week-long training camps that take place at the High Altitude Training Centre in Iten, Kenya.

Kenya run travel in 2023

See which Kenya run travel adventures are being offered in 2023 with our updated list.

Bucket list trail races in Kenya

Some popular trail races in Kenya include the Lewa Marathon, the Mt. Kenya Climb and the Great Rift Valley Marathon.

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