If you follow the exciting world of marathon running or even if you’re just a casual observer, it’s hard not to notice a trend.
Winners sprinting straight from Kenya to the finish line.
There was a time when Kenya’s high-altitude training centers were only available to professional marathoners. But on the Micato Kenya Elite Running Safari, guests get access to the training facilities and the professional marathoners… as well as the Kenyan climate, perfect for running and, of course, safari.
Both the casual running aficionados and hardcore racers will enjoy literally running in the footsteps of champions on this 10-day itinerary. Included are training stops at two of the most lauded high-elevation running centers in the world, Eldoret and Iten, where such champions as Kenyan New York City Marathon silver-medal winner Lucas Rotich and gold-medalist Mary Keitany have trained.
Guests will meet and train with elite runners, race with up-and-coming local athletes and, if they so wish, end their marathon training by racing in a local half- or full marathon. Among upcoming races are the Safaricom Marathon or Half Marathon June 24, 2017; The Amazing Maasai Marathon July 22, 2017; Kenya Wildlife Marathon and Half Marathon October 7; and the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon October 29.
To keep the runner’s high going, guests will receive the ultimate reward for a race well run: A luxury safari in Kenya’s spectacular Maasai Mara Reserve. The Mara is considered the finest game sanctuary in Kenya, home to an astonishing number and variety of animals. During the Great Migration, hundreds of thousands of migratory wildebeest, gazelle and zebra move back and forth between the Mara and the plains to the south – running, not unlike the athletes that call the country home.
From $7,850 per person, double occupancy. Rate does not include international airfare. For more information contact 1-800-MICATO-1. A detailed itinerary follows.