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Amazing Maasai Marathon 2024

26 April, 2024

Amazing Maasai Marathon 2024

The Venue: Loldaiga Conservancy and Maiyanat Community Conservancy

The Amazing Maasai Marathon is a wilderness experience set in the scenic landscapes of Laikipia County. The trails will give runners the unique experience of running through the wildlife conservation areas of Loldaiga Hills Conservancy and Maiyanat Community Conservancy.

Loldaiga Hills is known for its scenic hills with 360-degree views, open plains teaming with wildlife, and a host of watering holes that make animal spotting easy.

The Maiyanat Conservancy is one of the areas with real Maasai culture still intact and participants will have the chance to experience it.

The Cause: Amazing Maasai Girls Project

The Amazing Maasai Marathon is the primary fundraising event for the Amazing Maasai Girls Project, both of which were established in 2011 by Sarah Edson and Molly Fitzpatrick. Since establishing the marathon, they have sent 200 girls from the local Masai communities to secondary school, each with four-year scholarships. Since 2021, Puma has also been funding a running club for students of the school. We are proud to be combining academics and athletics as we foster a community of educated, ambitious young women!

Event Summary

Date:3rd August 2024

Location: Loldaiga & Maiyanat Conservancies.

Available Distances: 10Km, 22Km, 44km

Assembly Time: 0630hrs

Travel & Event Program | Itinerary

Friday 2nd August: Game Experience
Leave Nairobi at 0600hrs. Drive onwards to Nanyuki for a refreshment and shopping stop before proceeding to Loldaiga. Game drive en route as you get to camp. Check in to camp, collect your bibs, and then visit a traditional Maasai Village near the camp.


Saturday 3rd August: Race Day & Afterparty

Assemble at the startline at 0630hrs in the morning as the sun rises over the Savannah landscape. Enjoy your run in the wilderness and then recover and relax at the race village as you enjoy some local entertainment.

Evening drive and Sundowner out in the wild as the day turns to night in the Savannah. A bonfire with the warriors will keep the night going.

Sunday 4th August: Travel back to Nairobi
Travel Back to Nairobi after breakfast with a lunch stop at Nanyuki or Sagana.

How To Get There | Event Venue

Group Joining Road Transport: We will have a group joining Landcruiser and 4X4 Van travel packages departing from Nairobi. Pickup will be at The Rubis Gas Station on Ojijo Road, Parklands. For private groups with independent vehicles, pickup will be at the requested locations.


For those seeking to self-drive, A 4×4 vehicle with good clearance is recommended. Kindly note that a section of the road is rough terrain with limited services along the way. It is there crucial to have spare tires as well as necessary recovery tools.


Drive from Nairobi on A2 to Total Nanyuki and take a left onto C76 Passing by Cedar Mall and drive for 8.9kms to take the right fork at the Junction ( From here drive for 13.3kms passing via Juacali to the cross junction and take a left at this point( Drive onwards for 30kms to Kiwanja ya Ndege in Makurian to the Race Venue (just before Doldol). You will be directed to the camp from here.

Race Information & Guidelines

Race Entry

EA Resident & Citizen entry: KSH 5,500

Available Entries: 100

Registration Deadline: TO BE COMMUNICATED LATER or when the 100 slots run out.

Race Entry Includes:

  1. Race Logistics(Aid Stations with hydration, water and nutrition.)
  2. T-shirt, Finishers Medal & Digital Certificate.
  3. Race Timing.
  4. Race Support, Health and Safety Logistics
  5. Community Fees.
  6. Amref Emergency Evacuation Cover.
  7. Complementary camping (if you have your own tent)
  8. Amazing Girls Project Donation.

Medals to be issued

Race Support

The race will have support points every 5km or less for hydration and fruits. For environmental reasons, we will recommend runners to come with a refillable running bottle or use the recyclable paper cups that will be available at the stations.

The Race will be supported by Ground 4X4 Crews and Ambulance.

Race safety cutoff

For health and safety reasons the organizers will run a route sweep after the expiry of the planned estimated time for the marathon event.


The Maiyanat Community is very welcoming and the event has taken place over the years with no incidences. The route will be manned by wildlife rangers drawn from the community and conservancies to ensure your safety. The organizer will also work with County and National government organs to ensure the safety of guests.

Weather in Laikipia

The weather in Doldol in August is pleasant with no days of rain expected. Temperatures range from lows of 18 °C  to highs of 23 °C  to 32 °C.However you are advised to prepare for any drastic changes in weather due to global warming.


All participants on packages will be booked on a full board meal plan. If planning on self camping, kindly carry enough supplies as shops are limited in stocks or contact the travel team to book meals with the organizer.

Travel & Accommodation Packages

Our Travel Team has curated amazing packages to ensure you get to the venue hassle-free.


We have the option of a Land Cruiser, Tour Van, and Overland truck to get you to the venue in style.


We have a comfortable camp curated by our partners with over 20 years of experience in wild camping setups in multiple events from Rhino Charge to the Lewa marathon etc. The options for accommodation include.

Semi Luxury Tents

Comfortable walk-in wild camping tents with a bed, mattress and bedding.

Budget Camping

Comfortable dome camping tents with mattresses, and bedding. Limited Safari beds also available for this option.

Recommended Packing List

  1. Trail Running Shoes.
  2. Comfortable pair of socks(Extra pair recommended)
  3. GPS Sports Watch
  4. Proper for hot weather attire(Nights can be cold)
  5. Personal Effects (Wash kit, Slippers, Soap, Tissue paper, Toothbrush + paste)
  6. Hoodie/Warm Shuka / Shawl for evenings
  7. Refillable Water Bottles
  8. Hydration/camel bag for your run
  9. Headlamp /Torch for the camp
  10. Sunhat and Sunscreen
  11. Insect repellant and Anti Histamine
  12. Preferred drinks, rehydration tablets& Refreshments.
  13. Snacks
  14. Any personal medication / Personal first aid items.

Our Partners


Race & Partnerships Enquiries

Munyaka Njiru – Event Director

[email protected]  | +254 725 157 834

Race Bookings & Travel Enquiries

Adventure Consultant

[email protected] | +254 729 99 50 59

Jemoh Maina,

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