KENYA RUNNING EXPERIENCE
“Tour of Champions 2018”
Always had that idea to visit Kenya someday, but not sure how to go about it?
Does it all seem a bit daunting to you?
Can’t find anyone crazy enough to go with you?
We hear you.
It isn’t an easy trip to organise. It took us weeks to figure out how to do it the first time.
But this might just be for you…
What’s it all about?
The Tour of Champions 2018 will include everything:
- Accommodation inclusive of pool, gym and track facility access in Iten – the running hub of Kenya, or possibly the world. (The hotel is the High Altitude Training Centre).
- Unlimited wifi usage at the hotel.
- All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and snacks daily.
- Transport from Eldoret airport.
- Group Training and Coaching including track workouts, runs, gym workouts, pool workouts (all optional of course, you can train on your own schedule if you like).
- Elite athlete meet ups and visits to elite athlete training camps (Eldoret and Kaptagat)
- Optional safari day trips to game parks (at an extra cost)
Basically, all you have to do on your own, is get to Eldoret airport, and we can help with that too, although it’s not reflected in the prices below.
When is it?
Full tour (13 nights/14 days)
Start: February 17th
End: March 2nd
Half Tour (7 nights/8 days) Option 1:
Start: February 17th
End: February 24th
Half Tour (7 nights/8 days) Option 2:
Start: February 23rd
End: March 2nd
What’s it going to cost me?
13 nights/14 days
USD1295 per person (twin share)
** Single Supplement is +$395 (this means if you wish to room alone)
7 nights/8 days
USD795 per person (twin share)
** Single Supplement is +$245 (this means if you wish to room alone)
Note: If you’re wishing to take twin share, you can either let us know who you want to share with, or we will assign you randomly to a room with someone else.
It’s quite possible the cost of this tour is all you’ll need for the entire time in Kenya, other than getting to Eldoret airport.
Flights from most European cities are between EUR350-600 most of the year. This can mean a 2 week trip of a lifetime for between just EUR1400-1800!
Flights from most American, Asian, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand cities are around USD$800-1200. Total cost for the 2 week trip of a lifetime should only amount to a little over USD$2000.
Believe us, we’ve been to Kenya. You’ve probably seen some of our videos, photos and write ups on our Facebook or instagram. It really is a remarkable experience. You’ll return home with countless stories to tell.
We can only take up to 20 people and we’ve had over 320 express interest on our website, so spots may not last all that long.
To confirm, you’ll need to place a USD$250 deposit down and the remainder by December 1st.
Got questions? Send us a message through Facebook Messenger
Dual Olympian Desiree Linden gives us a tour of the High Altitude Training Centre and the Iten area in under 60seconds in the video below.
A good question/answer:
It’s important for us to note that you can travel to Kenya for this time and do it cheaper.
The issue you’ll find (that we found the first time too) is that organising accommodation, finding people to train with, being able to access elite athletes to talk with, finding the best routes, socialising, figuring out where everything is, finding the safest and most reliable forms of transport is all a bit difficult in Kenya.
We’re taking all of that difficulty out of it for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is Iten, or Eldoret area dangerous?
A: Iten and Eldoret area is very safe. Locals are some of the most welcoming people we’ve ever met.
Q: Can I do my own training whilst on this tour?
A: Yes, of course. All training sessions in the tour are optional.
Q: I am not very fast, can I still join in?
A: Yes, you can. Anyone can join in and we will accommodation for anyone at any level. We will split into smaller groups for training runs, so it’s not a problem!
Q: What will we be doing day to day on the tour?
A: When not training, sleeping or eating, the optional activities include walks around Iten area, trips to Kerio view lookout (amazing view over the Rift Valley), day trips into Eldoret (around 45mins on a local bus), meet ups with Kenyan athletes, visits to elite athlete camps around the area and much more. You don’t have to do all or any of these activities, but we’re sure you’ll want to once you’re there 😉
Q: Do I need travel insurance?
A: It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance on any trip you take outside of your home country. We do advise you take travel insurance.
Q: What if these exact dates don’t suit me?
A: If you wish to join part of this tour, but the exact start and end dates don’t suit you, send us a message and we will see what we can do.
Q: Can I extend my stay?
A: Yes, of course you can and we can help you arrange this once you’re booked.