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Way back in 2014 a group of four brothers decided to establish this event as a way to improve health, promoting Bagamoyo as a destination and bringing people together.

For the fact that Dar es Salaam is highly populated and a busy city, Bagamoyo provide the best weekend gateaway experience for both locals and foreigners.

Bagamoyo is rich of historical phenomenon, events and landmarks in the history of Tanzania. Establishing this marathon event was believed to be a way of adding value and attract more visitors and tourists to explore the town.

The Feast of Swahili & Sea Foods: Bagamoyo is known for its sea foods and Swahili culture. Participating and making this marathon a historical, one should never miss the grate tastes of Indian Ocean and Swahili recipes. It’s just 10min walk from Bagamoyo town to the beach where plenty of fresh sea foods and swahili cusine are served locally. Being interested with beach hotels or camping we provide you with the best recommendations. Click here to view accommodation!


Burry My Heart Lantern Ceremony: Designed to be an annual celebration of memorial to honour the victims of slavery from across Tanzania. The lighting of lantern in the evening of Saturday prior the marathon event by sunrise redefined our history and give Tanzanians a spiritual chance to honour their an ancestors who took their hard sail and prayed for their heart to burry which resulted to the name Bagamoyo ‘Burry-my-heart’ or ‘bwaga-moyo’ in Swahili. Bagamoyo is know to be amongst UNESCO world heritage sites for its historical slavery phenomenon.


Bagamoyo Music Night: A live concert to enjoy the night in Bagamoyo filled with mixed vibes from various artists from across the country. This event takes place at TASUBA amphitheatre located at the shores of Indian ocean.


Marathon SALE: Historically Bagamoyo was a market place for beauty and jewelry from across Indian Ocean including Arabic and Asian countries. As we celebrate the 7th Season of Bagamoyo Historical Marathon we invite reputable business men and women to sell their products on a special discount.


Marathon HOLIDAY: Unlike most running events in Tanzania this event offers opportunities for runners and participants to experience beach holiday among other excursions and a safari to Saadani National park which is XX away from Bagamoyo. It’s a perfect weekend gateaway for people of Dar es Salaam from hectic days and jammed city – Unwind & Burn! We have designed 3 itineraries to make your weekend private, unique and amazing. Click here to download itineraries!

All events are free to enter for registered marathon participants and/or runners.

At least 5 percent of the event income is donated to communities for a chosen cause. The 7th Season of Bagamoyo Historical Marathon dedicates it’s donation to VUNJA MDUARA ‘Break the Chain’ sickle cell campaign in coastal and lake shore regions for having the most affected communities.
We also encourage our partners and sponsors to take the cause and consider reaching out victims of sickle cell whereas most of them are children under 5 years.

Bagamoyo Historical Marathon event is under the custodianship of 4 BELI and partners.

Events and Initiatives are designed and managed by OMNI HORIZON GROUP


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