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Everything you need to know about our running camps

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do Kenyan runners train?2020-04-08T22:47:41+00:00

Usually, Kenyan runners train early in the morning. They go out at 5.30 – 6.00 am and start their morning sessions before sunrise and before the temperature gets higher. Kenyan athletes train together in groups mostly. They like to push each other’s limits in training and work together as a team. After training the Kenyan runners take breakfast and rest for a big part of the day. Many of the runners go out for a second run in the afternoon. Depending on the training they’ve had in the morning, they’ll go for an easy run in the afternoon. If you want to know more about the training of Kenyan athletes, contact us or come and train with the Kenyan runners yourself by joining one of our running camps.

Which city in Kenya offers a training facility for runners?2020-04-08T22:38:03+00:00

The most well-known cities with a training facility in Kenya are Eldoret and even better Iten. Many runners refer to Eldoret as their training city, because it’s the biggest city in the region. Most of the elite runners, however, stay in a smaller town, called Iten. This is also the town where we organize our running camps. Iten is a true paradise for runners, offering a wide variety of dirt roads and trails to explore. The town of Iten is also called ”Home of Champions” and you can truly say that in this town it’s all about running.

I’m not a fast runner, is this running camp suitable for me?2019-12-27T07:11:05+00:00

Absolutely! Our running camps are suitable for runners of all abilities. Our trainers will work with you to tailor your training program. Next to this, you will be assigned a pacer based on your goals and abilities for the duration of the camp.

What are the next steps to join a running camp?2019-11-18T14:51:55+00:00

The next steps to join our running camps are:

1. Choose a camp date and book with us by using the booking form or by sending us an email at info@runningcampskenya.com
2. Book your international flight to Nairobi Kenyatta Airport.
3. Book your domestic flight to Eldoret Airport. (either with JamboJet or Fly540, both airlines offer 3 flights a day from Nairobi – Eldoret)
4. Let us know when you will arrive at Eldoret Airport and our team will pick you up at the Airport.

That’s it! Contact us if you have any questions.

Is Iten safe?2019-12-27T07:11:20+00:00

Yes, Iten is safe and the locals are very welcoming to foreign visitors. Our camps are held at the High Altitude Training Centre in Iten. The accommodation is situated directly next to the local police station and the camp also has a 24 hour security guard as a precaution. We have been organizing running camps since 2012 and have never had a single issue with the safety of our guests. All our runs and excursions are also guided by local Kenyan runners/guides. You can go out on your own without any problems.

Is this a running camp where I just eat, sleep, train?2019-11-18T14:44:26+00:00

No, our running camps are an exciting combination of training, education, excursions. Next to our daily training sessions, we will take you on several excursions to explore the beautiful Kenyan nature and the Kenyan running scene.

However, our running camps are always tailored to your personal goals, if you don’t want to go on excursions and want to fully focus on becoming a better runner, training and rest, that’s perfectly possible! Talk to us to discuss the possibilities. 

I would like to go on safari, can you arrange that?2019-11-18T14:34:47+00:00

Sure! We offer 2 types of additional safari’s that you can book for during your stay. They will be held on the camps rest day.

Lake Nakuru National park (car safari) – A one day safari that leaves from the running camp in the early morning. 2.5 hours drive to Nakuru National park. Gamedrives with local guides and lunch included. Animals in Nakuru National park are Rhino’s, zebra’s, giraffes, lion’s, a population of +1 million flamingos and many other animals.

Lake Baringo Safari (boat safari) – A one day safari that leaves from the running cam in the early morning. 2.5 hours drive to Lake Baringo National park. Boat safari with local guide, hike on 2 of the lakes islands with a Wildlife ranger. Animals to be seen: crocodiles, hippos, many species of birds, giraffes, zebras and more. We will visit the hot water springs on one of the islands and visit the Snake Farm. Lunch included.

Contact us for the possibilities or to book the Nakuru or Baringo Safari.

Can you describe a typical day during the running camp?2019-12-27T07:11:31+00:00

A typical day of training starts with an early morning run, breakfast, a little rest, an afternoon activity / local excursion, optional gym session (core/strength/stability classes) and if you feel like going on a 2nd run in the afternoon, that’s always possible. Other training during the camp consists of track sessions on our private track, long runs, speed work, progression runs, fartlek and more. Get in contact with us if you have any questions!

When do I need to arrive for the start of the running camp?2019-11-18T13:45:23+00:00

You can arrive in Eldoret on the first day of the running camp, in the morning/afternoon/evening. We will arrange your Airport transfer to the running center. It is also possible to start the camp a day earlier or later and leave a day earlier or later if that suits your travel schedule better, please contact us to discuss the possibilities.

How do I get to your running camps in Iten?2019-12-27T07:11:41+00:00

You can book your international flight to Nairobi, Kenya. From Nairobi you’ll have to fly to Eldoret in Kenya. You can book your flight from Nairobi to Eldoret with JamboJet or Fly540 airlines. Both of them have 3 flights a day from Nairobi to Eldoret. Our team will pick you up from Eldoret Airport when you arrive. The Airport transfer to Iten is included in the package. As soon as you have your flight details, please share them with us so we can arrange the airport transfer for you. If you need any help or advice please contact us here.

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ABOUT US
  • Authentic Kenyan running experience.

  • Suitable for runners of all abilities.

  • We combine our running camps with several cultural excursions.

  • Daily guided runs with local Kenyan runners.

  • Official partner of the High Altitude Training Centre.

  • Small groups and a personal approach.

  • Supporting the local community directly.

  • Learn and train with the best runners in the world.

  • Full travel assistance for your trip to Iten, Kenya.

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Had a great time with running camps Kenya. Definitely coming back here. I am very grateful for this experience!

Matts
Susan
Very special to be able to train with Kenyan athletes. I will never forget the hospitality and friendliness. I learned so much from this trip. I can truly say; The journey of my life, a must for every runner.
David