Congo River Marathon

04 Jun 2023 (Sun)


Marathon, Half marathon, 10 km

Congo River Marathon

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Join Congo River Marathon


Africa is claimed by some to be a Runner’s Paradise and Marathons in Africa are famous for providing a unique marathon experience. The Congo River Marathon is a marathon like no other and certainly race participants will definitely look forward to coming back.

The event includes races from Full Marathon of 42,195 km, to Half Marathon of 21,098 km, to the Fun Run of 10 km.

Running through the humid tropical climate of the heart of Kinshasa (Kin La Belle) and it's vibrant suburbs, the marathon route will take participants across some of the most beautiful scenery along the south bank of the second largest river in Africa.

From a Full and Half Marathon to a 10K Fun Run option, there is something for all running abilities and regardless of distance, each will give the runner a unique perspective of this vibrant city.

This is our biggest running event of the year in Kinshasa, including a Health & Fitness Expo on June 2nd-3rd and a Post Race Gathering.


We also offer Tourism Packages through our Partner Motherland Escapes, that you can schedule before or after the marathon, to experience the beauty of Kinshasa and the DR Congo:

- Explore the beating heart of Kinshasa, it’s Congolese food, music and culture (1/2 Day trip)

- Meet the Bonobos (1/2 Day trip)

- Safari & wildlife explorations and Africas longest zipline (1-2 nights)

- Retreat in safari tents in the endless Savanah landscape (2 nights)


You can run and raise funds for one or more of our 2023 charities Malaika, Bombo Lumene, Banazola, Friends of Bonobos, Concolicious and Missia Femme Moderne. Check out our Run for a good cause page on our website.


We can organize a Visa Volant for you (Visa on arrival that is valid for 7 days). That is the easiest way and you don't have to hand in your passport at the Congolese Embassy. You will receive your Visa Volant 1 month prior to the marathon. Costs are $300 for the Visa Volant and $90 that you have to pay at the airport.

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Start address: Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic of the)

Finish address: Avenue De La Démocratie, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

What’s included

These are included in your entry
  • done Finisher medal

  • done Finisher’s T-shirts

  • done Cash prizes

  • done Timing chip (single use)

  • done Photo Service

  • done Training program

  • done Expo entry

  • done Drink Stations

  • done Medical Assistance

  • done Toilets

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Frequently asked questions

When and where can I collect my BIB/race pack?


Race Headquarters: Ave du Plateau #6, Gombe, Kinshasa, DR Congo

What are the entry requirements to visit the DR Congo?


Passport has to be at least 6 months valid. Tourist Visa for 1 month with single entry (about USD 120). Congo River Marathon will provide a confirmation letter. Yellow Fever Vaccine is mandatory to enter the country.

Congo River Marathon

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The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.