The event is run in accordance with the rules and regulations of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) of 2018-2019 in force from November 2017, the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and Rwanda Athletics Federation.
    The races shall be run on made-up roads of 21,098 km with start and finish line inside the stadium, for Half Marathon race they will pass once, for full marathon they will pass two times.
    The course was measured along the shortest possible route that an athlete should follow within the section of the road permitted for use in the race. The lengths of the course have been certified in advance by an IAAF approved course measurer called John Verlizian. For measurement, the “Calibrated Bicycle Method” shall be used.
    To prevent a course from being found to be short on future the course shall be re-measured in every 5 years.
    -The “short course prevention factor” was considered while laying out the course using a bicycle measurements system and considering the factor of 0.1% which means that each km on the course have a “measured length” of 1001m.
    -The distance in every 5kilometres on the route shall be displayed to all athletes.
  • SERVICES ON THE ROUTE (Water, Medical and toilet stations). Water and toilet stations will be located as the Following: . At the start, at between 5km intervals on route and at the Finish. All Stations will be clearly marked by signs placed at the station and signs placed 200m before the station. Five Drinking Water stations and Two Sponging station will be placed along the circuit with toilets stations.
  1. Water:
    Water will be supplied in small bottles with tops off. Take water whenever you get the chance provided officially
    Water bottles from the Marathon are collected for. Look out for the bottle discard areas. They are located in 25m – 200m after each of the water stations. We request participants to discard the bottles in those areas either in provided roadside bins or to the side of the road. Dropping bottles on the road might be hazardous to runner’s behind.
  2. Firt aid:
    First aid stations are manned by Doctors and Nurses Medical Commissions
  3.  Ambulance:
    Ambulances will be strategically positioned on the route by the medical commission
    d. Medical center
  4. The Main Medical Center, fully equipped, will be placed at Amahoro National Stadium by Medical Commission
  5.  Emergencies and Evacuation: Ambulance will be Standby, for any case and the evacuation will be to the Rwanda Military Hospital.

The races shall be started by an air horn. And According to the rule 162.2(b) the commands for races shall be used (In races which include a large number of athletes, five-minute, three-minute and one-minute warnings before the start of the race should be given. On the command “On your marks”)

– The athletes shall assemble on the start line in the manner determined by the organizers. The Starter shall ensure that no athlete has his foot (or any part of his body) touching the start line or the ground in front of it, and shall then start the race.


– Police will ensure the safety of athletes and officials, and will ensure that the road are closed to motorized traffic in all direction.

  1. Slow Runners: A Stragglers bus will follow the back markers on each race. The stragglers bus will notify late runners that the roads are open. (After roads are open= The finish of the event) the Rwanda Traffic regulations apply. Any competitor still on the roads after this time is regarded by Rwanda law as pedestrian.
  2. Dropping out: For those enable to continue the race at any point, we advise them to move over the side of the road and wait for the straggles bus. Anyone may also wish to stop at a water station, each of these stations will have a manager and the competitor should inform them on the intention to stop. They can assist in arrangements to return to the Amahoro National Stadium.

If anyone requires a medical assistance, the manager at any station on route will inform the Deputy Marathon director and this one also will inform the chief medical officer for immediate support by ambulances on the routes.

  • Entry

Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. This means that once we receive and accept your entry:

  1. Registration close on 18th May at 12:00 Midday
  2. Participants will not receive a refund if they cannot participate.
  3. Participants may not transfer their entry to another person or to a future event. None cannot give his or her race number to another person.
  4. 30$ or 28EUR for foreigners, and 2,000 FRW for locals and residents and 5000frw for EAC
  • Kit collection for participants who registered online

Participants who register online must show their ID to receive the Marathon race kit, number and timing chip at the marathon village. This kit should be picked in person.

If participants are enabling to collect their Race Entry Pack in person, they may empower a representative to pick the kit up on their behalf. This representative should present the following to the marathon Chief of registration:

  1. A letter authorizing the collection of the kit signed by the participant;
  2. Copies of the relevant entry documentation;
  3. Copy of the participant’s identity.
  •  Participation: 
  1. Participants of Full and Half Marathon Must be over 18 Years of Age;
  2. Participants in the Run for peace under the age of 18 must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult;
  3. Participants must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of the race for which they are entered;
  4. Participants are required to wear an Official Marathon race number on the front of their singlet/T-shirt to participate in the Kigali International Peace Marathon;
  5. No individual vehicles, motorbikes or Bicycles are allowed on the course;
  6. Pet Animals, whether on lead or not are not allowed on the course;
  7. Personal trainers, mentors or coaches will not be allowed on the course unless they are entered in the event and wearing an official Marathon Race Number;
  8. No person shall under any circumstances run beside an athlete while he/she is taking refreshment or water, an athlete who collects refreshment from a place other than the refreshment stations renders him/her self liable to disqualification by the referees;
  9. Competitors are obliged to follow the instruction of steward, race officials or Rwanda traffic police at all times;
  10. Participants must start at the official start line and complete the full officially measured course;
  11. Participants must start the event at the officially sanctioned start time only.
  • Finish of the event

The events (both Full and Half Marathon) will take 5Hours and 30 Minutes. Road Closures will be lifted by Rwanda National Police, in accordance with the schedule published time. The road Opening* signifies the finish of the event and any competitor on the course after this time will be excluded from the result.

After roads are open (the finish of the event) the Rwanda Traffic regulations apply. Any competitor still on the roads after this time is regarded by Rwanda Law as pedestrian.

*A trial vehicle or the stragglers bus will advise late runners that the roads are about to open to normal everyday traffic.


It is responsibility of the competitor to familiarize themselves with the event rules, the race formats, times and routes and any direction as published in the ‘runners Guide’ provided with the marathon race pack. Failure to comply with any of the rules may lead to disqualification.


Date: 16th June 2019

Assembly Venue: Amahoro National Stadium

Assembly and Start Time

As a general principle, Presentations will take place 15 Minutes after the last person in the event receiving a prize has crossed the finish line.

The Marathon roads will be closed on Saturday15th 11:00 pm

We kindly advise to use the traffic diversions and follow the police instructions.

The stadium course will be closed Saturday Morning at 8:00 am

The entire finish area must keep free of runners who have completed their events. Drinking water will be available where the exit is located.

Only fully accredited Officials will be permitted inside the stadium track.

  • Prizes

As a general principle, Presentations will take place 15 Minutes after the last person in the event receiving a prize has crossed the finish line.