Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we have many guests that travel alone. Please get in contact with us about any concerns you might have, we’re happy to help you out.

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 head quarters and the camp also has a 24 hour security guard as a precaution.

We have been organizing running camps since 2012 and have never experienced any issues regarding safety.

All our runs and excursions are also guided by our local Kenyan pacemakers and guides.

You can also go out on your own without any problems.

No, our running camps are an exciting combination of training, excursions, adventure and having fun.

Besides our daily training sessions, we will take you on several local excursions to explore the beautiful Kenyan nature and the Kenyan running scene.

However, our running camps are always tailored to your personal goals and wishes.

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.

 

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 (guided) 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.

You can book the international flight with your preferred airline 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 Airlines. They offer 3 flights a day. 

Our team will pick you up from Eldoret Airport when you arrive.

The airport transfer to the accommodation in Iten is included in the package. As soon as you have your flight details, please share them with us so we can arrange your airport transfer.

The camps are perfect for (active) family holidays. Many of our guests bring their family / partners (also non-runners) with them. There is enough to do besides running. The accommodation has a 25m pool, a sauna, a gym and we have plenty of non-running activities on the program, including several local excursions.
 
There is a very relaxed atmosphere and Iten is an excellent place to recharge yourself. There is also plenty of free time where you can go out and explore Iten with one of our guides (included in our packages).
 
We offer a discounted rate (-10%) for non-runners. 

Sure. You can also train based on your own schedule with one of our pacemakers. 

You are always free to join in on any of our training sessions / guided runs as well.

Whatever option you like, we’ll make sure you get the best out of each training session.

There are no compulsory vaccinations to enter Kenya. Unless you are travelling from an area where there is a high risk of yellow fever infection. you can find more information about this on the website of the Kenyan embassy.

In general, malaria rarely occurs in Iten, due to the altitude. So it’s usually not necessary to use any anti-malaria medication.

What others have to say about us

I made many new friends during the running camp. Kenya, what a great country. I can recommend this camp to everyone. Friendly staff, good accommodation and beautiful running trails. The food is simple at times, but healthy and nutritious.

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Esther

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I joined this camp to gain more experience and prepare myself for Boston marathon. Everything in Iten is about running. I received good advice from the trainers and loved the interaction with other runners. A mix of people from all over the world with a passion for running. The camp is a must for every runner.

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James

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Absolutely wonderful experience, I enjoyed everything about the camp and the running scene in Iten.

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Tom

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This was the first time I traveled to Africa. The team helped me planning my trip and answered all my questions. The camp made huge positive impression on me. It was amazing to be running in a totally different surrounding. Thank you for everything!

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Elina

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