Smiling Villages Int'l Marathon, The Gambia

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Quick facts

Location Bwiam, The Gambia

Distance Marathon

Date 09 February, 2019

About Smiling Villages Int'l Marathon, The Gambia

Welcome to the Smiling Villages Marathon. Welcome to the Gambia. It is one of two charity marathons in Gambia in 2019. Coming from Nigeria, it is the second country where the African Marathon Challenge 2019 will take place. The Smiling Villages Marathon will be run in the area of Bwiam/Kanilai. It is on the south bank of the Gambia river. Charity-Background: In Gambia we have familiar contacts with the Gambian soccer federation and shipped already a lot of equipment to build up a computer class using special educational software. We support the youth work of the FC Yama.



Official marathon hotel is the Sindola Safari Lodge

After Race Services

Marathon party 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 carved wooden medal and a finisher shirt. The 3 fastest woman/men get a trophy and pricemoney (rates not yet fixed)

Maximum Time

7 hours

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 Villages Int'l Marathon, The Gambia Route Map

Smiling Villages Int'l Marathon, The Gambia Route Map


Bwiam, The Gambia


Kanilai, The Gambia

Smiling Villages Int'l Marathon, The Gambia Ticket prices: €3.00 - €75.00

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.