Tea Plantation Trails
Paced by Kenyan Elites
The best day!
More than a race, this is a festival of running. We hire out our own private tea plantation to ensure some of the finest trails and views of the outrageous views of the Great Rift Valley. Make no mistake about it, this is a serious running challenge that will push you to dig as deep as you ever have before.
There is no other race in Kenya like this one-of-a-kind route off-the-tourist-track through stunning scenery, gentle hills, tea plantations and the villages where Five Talents UK works.
We have three distances to choose from, so if a full marathon (42k) isn't your style, we also offer half marathon (21k) and 10k options. Whichever option you choose, whether you run or walk, you'll be part of a diverse group of people from the UK, Kenya, and the rest of the world.
It’s not every day you get to run a 42km with the most dominan runners at that distance you can find anywhere in the world.
This is a 4 lap course around the most magical, surreal tea plantations in the world - with a high point that rewards you with the entire panorama of the Great Rift Valley.
The spirit of the event is to celebrate the unity that running brings, and as you pace your way around the course with the elite runners supporting you, it really is the epitome of Running Together. With others, for others.
Two laps of this surreal course awaits you. The mixture of trail, with dirt tracks with a bit of road - and a lot of tea - makes this an engrossing run.
It’s a normal working day in the plantations so you will be greeted with the smiles and cheers of the tea pickers as you work your way around.
Once you are finished, we have a phenomenal spread lined up with classic Kenyan dishes and a party atmosphere to cheer all our new runners in.
The way to kick off your Kenyan running career. One perfect loop of our incredible race course (don’t tell anyone, but it’s actually 11km, so even more bang for your buck).
You get to see all the highlights that make this one of our most spectacular courses so you should feel free to simply enjoy each turn and vista along the way.