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Running the Rift is more than a marathon, it’s an adventurer’s paradise in one of the most beautiful and unspoiled places in Africa. Join us for a week of exploring, trekking, swimming and safaris. Relaxing in the sun and drinking cold beers with new friends. Making a difference where it’s … MORE
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    SGuillemette FIRST-TIMER '18

    Running the Rift celebrated its 5th year in 2018. The event has close ties to the Kyaninga Child Development Center with race entry proceeds going to the local community. The … MORE

    Running the Rift celebrated its 5th year in 2018. The event has close ties to the Kyaninga Child Development Center with race entry proceeds going to the local community. The course starts at the Kyaninga Lodge. The out of and back (half marathon) course will take you to many villages, with views of the local area and of course the amazing Rift Valley. The course is completely on trails and dirt roads. Throughout the course you will finds many challenging hills. I did not find ample water stops and found no electrolyte drinks on the course. With high temps, plan on carrying your own hydration and nutrition. There is a terrific BBQ at the finish followed by a fantastic pig roast celebration dinner later that evening. It is small race with only about 20 international runners (this included the marathon and half marathon). The local children will likely join you with their smiles and run with you as you pass thru their village. This is a destination race. You should expect to add 30-45 minutes to your normal finish time (50 – 70 minutes for the marathon). The heat and hills will affect your time. Be sure to integrate hills into your training. I would suggest staying at the Kyaninga Lodge. They do offer camping, glamping and ensuite cottages. For the convenience and quality experience, the lodge cabins are the best choice. Book early as there is limited space (9 cabins, 3 ensuite cottages, and 4 glamping tents. Only the truly adventurous should consider camping. The evenings did get cold and there is potential for rain. Travelling to Uganda requires a yellow fever vaccination with recommendations for malaria meds. You can secure your Uganda visa online quite easily. Give me a call at 617-242-7845 for additional info.

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    SCENERY
    5
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    3

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