Smiling Coast Int'l Marathon

Quick facts

Location Serrekunda, Gambia

Distance Marathon

About Smiling Coast Int'l Marathon

Sorry, this race is canceld due to political unrests expected in December 2019.

Welcome to the second Smiling Coast Marathon. Welcome to the Gambia. It is one of two charity marathons in Gambia which was started in february 2019. The Smiling Coast Marathon will be started in Serrekunda, the bigest city of Gambia. It is close to Banjul and the airport.

We will start the race 2020 on a modified track not yet published. 2019 there was too much traffic on the coastal road.

Charity-Background: In Gambia we have familiar contacts and shipped the equipment to start an computer class. We already support the youth work of the FC Yama by shipping soccer equipment.


Starting fee Marathon

  • 42.195km

Starting Fee Locals

  • 42.195km



Serrekunda provides a wide range of hotels and guesthouses

After Race Services

Marathon Beachparty after the ceremonies

Age Limit

Minimum age is 18 years

Aid Stations

8 Refreshment points, mobile Red Cross services

Award Medals

Finishers will receive a handcrafted wooden medal and a finisher shirt. The 3 fastest woman/men get a trophy and pricemoney (rates not yet fixed)

Maximum Time

Start 07:00 AM, 7 hours Cut-Off

Race Kit Includes

BIB with map and AMC-Ballpen (metal pen with lasered logo of the African Marathon Challenge)


Tropical fruits, water, coke, salt


Timing will be manually conducted by Race Officials


Destination is the Internatinal Airport of Banjul, The gambia (BJL). Local transport shall be organized by the marathon team, if you request this.

Smiling Coast Int'l Marathon Route Map

Smiling Coast Int'l Marathon Route Map


Serrekunda, The Gambia

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.