“The most brutal and beautiful race I’ve ever run!”



More than a marathon, an adventurer’s paradise in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt places in Africa.

Join us for a week of exploring, trekking, swimming and safaris. Relaxing in the sun and drinking cold beers with new friends. Making a difference where it’s really needed and, of course, taking on the challenge of a hot, hilly, 5k, 10k, half or full marathon in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, along the edge of Africa’s Great Rift Valley!

The RiftMaz is a intimate, inclusive event with a very happy atmosphere. Solo travellers, couples, groups and families looking for the experience of a lifetime – this is for you.

Created by runners who fell in love with this part of Uganda and the people in it (you’ll soon see why!), Running the Rift exists to help raise funds for the Kyaninga Child Development Centre.

A week of exploring one of the most beautiful and special places on Earth.

A challenging 5k, 10k, 21k, or 42k along the edge of the spectacular Rift Valley.


The Charity

Running the Rift exists entirely to help raise funds for the Kyaninga Child Development Centre.  Through funds raised by our runners, and donated proceeds, the Rift family have raised tens of thousands of pounds for the KCDC. We encourage all of our runners to raise £500 each and be part of this incredible journey.