The routes

The routes

Find maps of the official routes at the 2023 Tusker Lite Rwenzori Marathon

The Equator Marathon (42 km)

The highlight of this year's event is the introduction of a brand-new 42 km route designed to offer runners an unforgettable experience.

Participants will embark on a remarkable journey through the awe-inspiring Queen Elizabeth National Park, crossing the Equator and returning with breathtaking views of the majestic Rwenzori Mountains. This addition showcases the stunning landscapes and rich biodiversity that make Uganda a truly remarkable destination.

  • Distance: 42 km (42.2 km)
  • Max elevation: 1000 m asl
  • Elevation gain: 250 m
  • Terrain: Tarmac

The Kilembe Half Marathon (21 km)

The half marathon remains unchanged from last year's successful edition. Taking runners into the foothills of the Rwenzori mountain range, this route has garnered global recognition, having been named one of the most scenic half-marathons in the world by USA Today.

  • Distance: 21 km (21.1 km)
  • Max elevation: 1300 m asl
  • Elevation gain: 400 m
  • Terrain: 80% tarmac, 20% gravel/murram

The 5 km Fun Run

The 5 km Fun Run through Kasese's streets is a perfect family-friendly event, offering scenic views of the breathtaking Rwenzori mountains. Participants of all ages and skill levels can take part in this enjoyable and inclusive activity.

With a focus on fun, families can make memories and enjoy the camaraderie of the event while exploring the local surroundings!

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