Race Instructions

Fellowship of Running

There are no awards for first place. If you see a fellow runner struggling a bit, offer them a word of encouragement. Help each other.

Common Sense

Please exercise common sense. Remember we are guests in Nyungwe National Park. Don’t litter. Take care of yourself. Drink enough water. Ask for help if you need it. Drive slowly when passing runners and avoid driving next to runners because no one wants to inhale exhaust fumes.

Better than we found it

Let’s leave Nyungwe National Park even more beautiful than we found it. Let’s do better than a “no trash” policy by picking up rubbish we find along the road and throw into trash bags at aid stations.

Start Times

Note: Arrive 30min before your race starts

The Double Double: To be communicated
The Full Marathon: To be communicated
The Half Marathon: To be communicated
The Half Half Marathon: To be communicated

Aid Stations

Provisions: Water, Bananas, Cookies, Chips, Salt
1. Straightest Road in Nyungwe (6.3 miles from Full Start)
2. Source of Nile Sign (12 miles from Full Start)<
3.Half Marathon Start  (18 miles from Full Start)
4. Uwinka Campsite (3.5 miles from Half Start) – bathroom/WC
5. Half Half Start (8 miles from Half Start)
6. Dirt Road to old market (12 miles from Half Start)
7. Finish – bathroom/WC.


This year, traffic police will close the main road through Nyungwe from 10am – 1pm during the Half and Half Half runs. This will keep the road safer for runners.

We encourage you to get to the starting line on-time to avoid any complications with the road closure. Should police stop you at the entrance of the park, politely explain that you are participating in the Nyungwe Marathon and they will let you through. The road will be accessible during the race for crew and support cars, but we ask everyone driving by runners to do so with caution.

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