From the organisers of Shompole Marathon.......
'It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle, when the sun comes up, you'd better start running'
The Goal is not the Concern of the Mind but of the Spirit
We are all bound together with a single essence; to educate hundreds of aspiring athletes from Africa's Largest Slum
Shompole Marathon is a motivational event for the everyday athlete who strives to excel on their own terms, to set and realize personal goals and achieve their own defining moment of greatness.
This is an individual race that is mean’t for the serious runners - a beautiful race course running between two of the world's largest salt lakes and through a beautiful, high-lying race course. The Full-Marathon course consists of two loops of the half-marathon course, this is a race recommended for the experienced, well-trained athlete and not recommended for first time marathoners.
The 10km is a beautiful course comprising rich wildlife and not without herds of wildbeests, Zebras, Gazelles and other herbivores grazing gracefully along the course. The Shompole 10K experience is an adventure of a lifetime.
The half marathon course running between two of the world's largest salt lakes and through a beautiful, high-lying race course. The Half-Marathon course consists of one-loop of 13.1 miles, this is a race recommended for the everyday athletes working their way up to the marathon