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Kigali Marathon Rwanda Tue, 24 Mar 2020 13:12:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Photos during Kigali International Peace Marathon June 16TH,2019 Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:08:48 +0000


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REGISTRATION INFORMATION Mon, 03 Jun 2019 11:27:14 +0000 Registration already started, you can register and pay through PayPal or  at your nearest Bank of Kigali


Account deposit(BK): Account no: 00051-00390165-27 (RWF) 

00392791-34 (USD)

Account name: Rwanda Athletic Federation 

BK Online Banking: using 00051-00390615-27


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PRIZES Fri, 17 May 2019 09:38:07 +0000

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PHOTOS: How Kigali Night Run went down Fri, 10 May 2019 09:44:09 +0000 Before starting the night run professional coaches help participants in warm up exercises


A big number of Kigalians where out last night for the 5th edition of the Kigali Night Run.

Unlike other races, most of the the runners run the 5.4km race with big smiles, enjoying the fresh Kigali greenery.

The race begun from Kigali Convention Centre/Kigali Business Centre roundabout and ended at the Prime Minister’s Office (Primature) roundabout in Kimihurura.


The Kigali Night Run is largely a curtain-raiser for the annual Kigali International Peace Marathon. This year’s Kigali international peace marathon is set for June 16.

The last time Kigali Night Run took place was during the 2019 Transform Africa Summit in Kigali on may 15th,2019.

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8 TIPS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR RUNNING A MARATHON Fri, 03 May 2019 13:09:48 +0000

Thinking about running a marathon? While we fully support your goal, we want to make sure you know what you’re up against so you can tackle that race head on.

  1. It is no walk in the park

    Choosing to tackle a marathon is no small task. Legend has it that the marathon stems from Pheidippides carrying a message of victory from Marathon to Athens back in Ancient Greece and then collapsing to his death upon arrival. So make sure you are ready to whip yourself into shape  and gear up for an incredible journey!

  2. Train Smart 

    Once you’ve decided you want to conquer the marathon, make sure to get smart about training. People can tend to get a little carried away wanting to frantically make sure they are in shape and they end up burning themselves out before they ever reach the start line. So make sure you carefully plan out when, where, and how you will get ready for your marathon.

  3. Pick a date and Venue

    This can be grouped in with training smart, but picking a date is important to hold you accountable for your training. Make sure to choose a date that gives you plenty of time to prepare. A good training timeline for a Marathon is usually around 12 weeks, which should give you ample time to get in shape and get the solid base you need come race day in order to blaze the 26.2 mile distance! Besides the date, the course is also important in setting up your training. Make sure you prepare for whatever terrain you may face on race day.

4. Set a goal

Once you have picked your date, it’s time to set a realistic goal in order to make sure you don’t over or underestimate your abilities. Taking a look at your fitness background and past training can help you gauge where you want to be on race day  and allow you to form your training around that goal.

5. Make sure to give your body the right foods

One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking that once they start running (especially marathon training) they can “eat whatever they want!” While yes, you have a little more freedom now that you are out there blazing the trail, you still need to make sure your body is getting what it needs. Carbohydrates are important, but make sure you are getting healthy carbs (keep to whole grains if you can). Along with good carbs, make sure you are getting plenty of leafy greens and some red meats to help recovery.

  1. Find YOUR shoe
    Not all strides, feet, and preferences are the same. Picking a shoe based on how it looks or just because this or that person told you it was good, does not always make it the best shoe for you. Though you may want to get whatever shoe you want, come race day your feet and ensuing blisters will not be thanking you. So make sure to try on and test a few different shoes before race day to assure the next day you are not cursing yourself for what you put your feet through.


  1. Practice Fueling
    Come race day you are definitely going to need fuel. Whether you’re taking some chews to get some sugar and carbs, or drinking an electrolyte water, you will need something to help you reach the finish line. Even the best women and men in the world are using fuel to help them reach the finish, so during your training learn how to fuel  while still moving to help maximize efficiency and help you get to the finish in record time.

  1. Have Fun
    Above all the training, stress, bathroom breaks, blisters, etc…. Running is about having fun! So when getting ready for your marathon enjoy the process, don’t overthink it and just take each mile as it comes. Trust your training and know that no matter what happens, whether you run the world record or just barely make it to the finish, enjoy it all. Even the best marathoners in the world will tell you at the end of the day: it’s all about having fun and pushing your body further than you ever thought possible. So get out there and hit the streets and experience a journey you will remember for the rest of your life!

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Photos during Kigali International Peace Marathon 18 May 2018 Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:00:47 +0000  
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The 16th Edition of Kigali International Peace Marathon 2020 Wed, 06 Feb 2019 21:13:05 +0000 Date of the Event: 21 / 06 / 2020

Place: Kigali (Departure AMAHORO STADIUM)

Full Marathon: 42,195 km (2 laps – AIMS Certified) (Competitive)
Half Marathon: 21,098 km (1 lap of the circuit -AIMS Certified) (Competitive)
Run For Fun: 10 km – no timekeeping (No competitive)
Of all events, start and finish inside the stadium)

Registration closes on 19th June 2020 Midnight – Kigali Time

You can register through

Registration fees:
– Rwandans and Rwandan residents:

Run for fun: 2000 Frw

Half Marathon: 5000 Frw

Full Marathon: 5000 Frw
– EAC citizens

Run for fun $10 USD

Half Marathon: $10 USD

Full Marathon: $10 USD
– Foreigners:

Run for fun $30 USD

Half Marathon: $30 USD

Full Marathon: $30 USD

Race Director: NDACYAYISENGA John Peter
Tel: +250 788 353 479
Facebook Page: Kigali International Peace Marathon

Click here to see more at AIMS-World Running

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Photos during Kigali International Peace Marathon 21 May 2017 Mon, 22 May 2017 21:10:57 +0000

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MESSAGE FROM THE HONORABLE MINISTER OF SPORTS AND CULTURE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS IN KIGALI INTERNATIONAL PEACE MARATHON 2017 Mon, 22 May 2017 21:08:53 +0000 On Sunday May 21st 2017, Rwanda is hosting the 13th Edition of the Kigali International Peace Marathon.
The first edition of this annual event was held in 2005 under the patronage of His Excellence Paul KAGAME, President of The Republic of Rwanda and has since been annually organized by the Ministry of Sports and Culture in partnership with the Rwanda Athletics Federation.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome all participants to the 13th edition of the KIPM.
We believe that through sports, the Kigali International Peace Marathon continues to grow bigger as we look forward towards a peaceful world, and has also been playing an important role in raising Rwanda’s sports profile. The Annual Event brings together runners, volunteers and supporters from the country as well as from abroad both regionally and internationally. Today we are proud to say that the Kigali International Peace Marathon has become a “Can’t miss event”.
It is worth noting that the Kigali International Peace Marathon is the only marathon organized in the World under the theme of Peace. Massive participation enables us to continuously improve the marathon year after year.
Rwanda is committed to continuing to increase the level of organization to enhance its to rival other regional big marathons. This edition of Kigali International Peace Marathon will feature Three-race categories which are further divided along gender lines. These are:

  • Full Marathon of 42,196 km for both male and female
  • Half-Marathon of 21,098 km for both male and female
  • 7 km Run for peace

I take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to His Excellency Paul KAGAME the President of the Republic of Rwanda for His personal support to the development of sports in Rwanda and particularly to the success of Kigali International Peace Marathon. I also wish to recognize international and local partners for their contribution to the growth of Athletics and as well as the success of the Kigali International Peace Marathon. We highly value your support and do believe that we will continue walking this exciting journey together.
Once again I would like to sincerely thank you for choosing to take part in the 2017 Kigali International Peace Marathon. We promise to deliver a memorable experience to all participants.

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Kigali Peace Marathon, Night run photos Sat, 13 May 2017 08:14:48 +0000


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