Race Week Itinerary
Sept. 24- 30th, 2012 (six nights)
Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya. Transport to Nanyuki for a hotel overnight and welcome dinner.
Continue onto Ol Gaboli, arriving just in time for a royal Maasai greeting and lunch. Rest and acclimatization day. The next few days will help you acclimatize for the marathon racing at 2,000 meters. Spend the afternoon sitting in the breeze by the river, going on a nature hike, or visiting the nearby village. Evening cook-out by the river and cultural Maasai performance.
Rest and acclimatization day. Awake in the Kenyan bush and feel a million miles away from it all. Rise early if you wish and go on a walking safari to spot Africa’s great animal kingdom. Option to visit a primary and secondary school in the area and learn more about education in Maasai Kenya. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn about conservation efforts in the area.
Race preparation day. Race meeting to go-over the course, logistics, and health and safety. Get your race number and pack your drop-off bags. Bed early!
Race Day! Ultra-marathon and marathon both start at the same time so it's up before dawn. There will be aid stations every 10km so you will need to carry a camelpak to store extra water and food. There will be scouts throughout the race course to track wildlife, and medical staff throughout the course. Be prepared for a Maasai welcome as you run through their communities.
Travel day. Say good-bye to the beautiful Maasai lands and transit back to Nairobi. Fly out this evening or overnight in Nairobi before flying out on Sunday.
There are plenty of options if you'd like to continue your African adventure. You could take a well-earned break on a beach in Mombasa; go on safari in the Maasai Mara or, for the ever-energetic, perhaps a multi-day day hike up nearby Mt. Kenya? Please contact us for help and suggestions!