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KSR Joseph and his support vehicle
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Joseph Matula is a 36-year-old Tanzanian who began his early career as a driver for several Moshi-based tour companies.  He joined SENE full-time in that capacity in 2010, while he also resumed his studies to be a safari guide.  Now he travels year round throughout the safari parks of Tanzania’s northern circuit with SENE clients […]

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Every year since its inception in 2012, women runners have joined Simon Mtuy and their male peers on the Kilimanjaro Stage Run.  They have achieved strong finishes all the way to the end at the Marangu Gate of the Kilimanjaro National Park.  And each year more women have accepted the KSR challenge and every year […]

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Everything started in 2012 when Simon invited a group of international ultra runners to run the 260km around world famous Mount Kilimanjaro to share what he loves … running and the beautiful country of Tanzania! Since then the Kilimanjaro Stage Run has brought unforgettable souvenirs to each and every runner who has been part of it. When Andrew […]

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This article from Trail Runner Magazine is helpful for thinking about the KSR . . . Five Ways to Know if a Stage Race Is for You . . . but with the following distinctions. The Kilimanjaro Stage Run is NOT: A Race.  We don’t keep time so you don’t have to worry about speed.  […]

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Run through various landscapes
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Chase your dreams in Africa on the Kilimanjaro Stage Run. At dinner before the start of the Kilimanjaro Stage Run (KSR), someone invariably asks, “What happens if a lion chases me?”  Simon Mtuy, the founder and lead guide for KSR, never falters in his response, “You don’t have to outrun the lion, you just have […]

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KSR selfie with Krissy Moehl
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1. Run with a Tanzanian ultrarunner who knows what he’s doing The Kilimanjaro Stage Run is led by Simon Mtuy, Tanzania’s foremost trail runner, expert mountain guide, world-record holder, and environmental and community development activist. Simon holds the world record fastest unsupported ascent/descent of Kilimanjaro (9 hr 21 min, round-trip, certified by Guinness). He was […]

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One of the Kilimanjaro Stage Run runner wrote his impressions after his running experience with Simon in 2013…  

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In February, the KSR team partnered with the Running Heroes website and its community of enthusiastic runners to create a one week running challenge to compete for a spot in the Kilimanjaro Stage Run. Running Heroes is an internet platform that supports and encourages French and international runners to practice their favorite sport by rewarding […]

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