December 9th 2017
Uhuru Peak – Marangu Gate
Uhuru Peak – Horombo Huts
Uhuru Peak – Horombo Huts
More information soon…
5895 m.a.s.l. is the highest marathon start in the world. Are you ready for a challenge?
2018 year’s edition brings more options for the runners and their teammates. We proudly announce two additional distances during our event: #HalfKilithon & #NordicKilithon, both including the 5-day trekking to the top of the world’s highest freestanding mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro.
We deliver a special offer for you and your family. You can join us together!
Your team partners can join us during 5-day trekking, climb Mount Kilimanjaro too and bring you a supreme support at the start on the top of Uhuru Peak. They can also spend few days on Zanzibar and join you at the Celebration Day after the run. After the trail, it’s time for the great adventure: 2-days NgoroNgoro Conservation Area & Sarengheti National Park safari.
You can plan not only your time but also your team. Your friends or family can join us on the Kilimanjaro summit or arrive on the ceremony day only. After the celebration we all come together to Safari and/or Zanzibar for more magic moments in Tanzania.
Kilithon is the most efficient advanture. You can summit Mount Kilimanjaro & run one of our races in one week only! Of course, you can also expand your time here in Tanzania and take your chance to see the the Worlds most magnificent nature.
There’s no other “all-in-one” adventures like this! Join the challenge you choose, take a trip to the West and sleep in secured camp in the middle of Serengeti, take a ride to the East and rest on the India Ocean shore.
Director: Maciek Jabłoński
Release: April 2018
“Kilithon – The Movie” is the documentary release about the first, pilot edition of Kilimanjaro Extreme Marathon on December 2017. The whole material was produced by Maciek Jabloński from F11 Pracownia, who took a part of the 5-days trekking to the summit, covered almost the whole the marathon route during the event in 9th December and finally let the camera accompanied the #kilithon crew during 2 days of safari in NgoroNgroro and Serengeti.
Additional footage videos from private cameras of the rest of the crew are also included in this release. As an Organizer, we helped Maciek to manage more shots from the event with drone, which was used at the top of Uhuru Peak (5985 m.a.s.l.).
4/12 – 8/12
Optional Return Flight (KIA)
Ngorongoro & Serengeti
I'm looking for something extreme & ultra. Starting the marathon at almost 6000 meters above the sea level... now, that's the challenge.
The marathon route is very differential, steep scree & cold at the top, slippery stony & really hot at the end. The high altitude is a real issue for everyone up there, especially runners.
It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. But still, it was one the toughest challenges I've ever joined, specially as a photographer.
Kilithon was the biggest lesson of humility in my whole life.
It was the most intense and exciting adventure in my life.