Untamed Borders co-organise the Somaliland Marathon – Somaliland’s only mixed-gender sporting event.
Based in the capital Hargeisa, the 10km and full marathon races were first set up in 2018 by a small team of international people and Somalilanders to encourage more Somali’s to participate in sport, regardless of sex or national origin. The first event saw 200 Somali and international runners taking part across the marathon and 10km races, which increased to 300 runners in 2019. The 2019 event also saw a large rise in female participants from 13 in 2018 to nearly 50 in 2019.
The Untamed Borders Somaliland Marathon trip is an excellent opportunity to experience this self-declared Horn of Africa nation and support the work of the Darlington Foundation, the events charity partner, an organisation promoting and supporting the education of students in Somaliland. Guests also have the chance to visit local places of interest, including Las Geel, home to some of the world’s best-preserved ancient cave paintings.
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