Selous Marathon is organized in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Athletics Tanzania (AT) and the provisions stipulated below.


  • Entry application will only be processed after receipt of full payment of entry fee.

  • Participants of 21km must be over 18 years of age.

  • Participants in the 10 km race, 5 km Fun Run and Trail run under the age of 15 must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult.

  • All participants must ensure they are medically fit to participate in the race.

  • The organizer reserves the right to contact and interview applicants by phone for additional information required for matters relating to this event.

  • The organizers will not be responsible for any disputes arising from incomplete/incorrect entry details.

  • In accordance with AT requirements, all participants in the Selous Marathon are subject to performance enhancing substances control procedures.

  • The organizer reserves the right to refuse entry to applicants who declare false information on their entry form, do not make the required payment, or who have been banned from competition under AT jurisdiction or who have taken banned substances or who do not meet the entry requirements as stated in the Rules and Regulations.

  • The organizer reserves the right to limit or refuse entries and to close entries before the closure deadline without notice particularly when a specific quota for a race is full.

  • Entries are not transferrable to other persons or to future events.

  • There will be no fee refunded if the event is cancelled for whatever reason.



  • Whilst every reasonable precaution will be taken by the organizer to ensure the participant’s safety, participants run at their own risk and the organizers shall not be liable for any loss and/or damage whether personal or otherwise, and howsoever arising.

  • The Organizers reserve the right to use the participants’ personal data, contact information, motion pictures, recordings or any other records obtained, collected or submitted for the Selous Marathon for any legitimate purposes, including commercial advertising, re-marketing, marketing of other Products offered by the organizer and those offered by Sponsors to the Selous Marathon.

  • Participants are required to wear an official Marathon race number on the front of their singlet/shirt.

  • Personal Trainers, mentors or coaches will not be allowed on the course unless they are entered in the event and wearing an official Marathon Race Number.

  • No un-official vehicles, motorbikes or bicycles are allowed on the course.

  • No pets are allowed on the course.

  • Race numbers and Timing chips are not transferable to other participants.

  • Participants must start the event at an officially sanctioned start time only.

  • Competitors are obliged to follow the instructions of Stewards, Race officials or Tanzania Traffic Police at all times.

  • Participants must start at the official start Line and complete the full officially measured course as indicated in this guide.

  • A runner must retire from the race immediately if required to do so by any member of the official medical team identified by a reflective jacket with a red cross.

  • Road closures will be lifted at the discretion of the Tanzania Traffic Police. The Road opening signifies the end of the event. Any competitor still on the roads after this time is regarded by Tanzania law as a pedestrian.


Finish of the Event

The Tanzania Police in accordance with the schedule published in this runners guide will lift Road closures. The road opening* signifies the finish of the event and any competitor on the course after this time will be excluded from the result.

After roads are open (the finish of the event) the Tanzania traffic regulations apply. Any competitor still on the roads after this time is regarded by Tanzania law as a pedestrian.

*A trail vehicle or the stragglers bus will advise late runners that the roads are about to open to normal everyday traffic.


It is the responsibility of the competitor to familiarize themselves with the event rules, the race formats, times and routes and any directions as published in the ‘Runners Guide’ provided with the Marathon Race Pack. Failure to comply with any of the rules may lead to disqualification.