Dear all, find attached route map and elevation plot for The Great Rift Valley Challenge. Start time will be 07:00 hrs on Sunday 5th July at the Kabarnet road junction in Marigat. (Marigat is about 100 Kms north of Nakuru on the road to Lake Baringo)
Registration fees:

Early bird 300/- until 7th June; Normal entry 1000/- until 21st June; 3000/- VIP until 28th June

Pay by Mpesa to #0702709729 and sms the Mpesa receipt + your full racing names and age to phone 0702709729 so we can register you correctly.

There will be no more registration after midnight on Sunday 28th June.

Race numbers can be collected in Nairobi on Monday 29th June afternoon at location to be advised, or at race start village Lake Bogoria Spa Resort ( on Saturday 5th July from noon to 6pm and Sunday at start line at 6 to 6.30am. Come with your identification.

Race finish village will be at Kerio View Hotel (

We have put the day as Sunday so as to avoid people having to drive on the busy Nairobi/Nakuru Highway on Friday Afternoon or Sunday afternoon which is when it is at its busiest. Also note Eldoret airport is half an hour from the race finish, with frequent and reliable connections to Nairobi. Taxi usually costs ~3000/=. If you want to pre book one reliable contact is Mr. Theo 0724784146. Mr. Theo can also arrange car hire, please contact him directly to organise this. It is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment…

Total prize money currently sits at KShs 180,000/=. ALL to be given out in this race.

Please note that to complete this event requires a good level of fitness. The climbs and descents will challenge you and your bike to the fullest. So come well equipped with fitness, or a very high level of good old stubbornness.

Those seeking to ride recreational will be allowed to set off as early as 6am from the start and turn back anywhere up the first climb to return to the start to collect your car and come to the finish to cheer the sportsmen/women.

Or you could come as a tag team and each one rides/drives up one escarpment. A safe place to leave your car for the other rider to collect could be Kabarnet Hotel. There may be a nominal charge for this. You can either leave the keys at reception in a sealed envelope with a name written on it or one rider can carry a spare set of keys. This offers anyone an opportunity to ride in this magical place whilst having a front row seat to the race. Obviously you will have to get off the road as the lead peloton approaches – which I think you will find convenient as it allows you to take photos of the riders?

Please let us know if you are interested in riding as a tag team and depending on the level of interest we will see if and how best to structure and support this as a side event. Obviously this will be more for recreational/fun riding. The main challenge + prize money will be for the riders who complete the entire route.

The tag team option as well offers a convenient way to have your car and gear transported from the start to the finish line.

More information will be availed in due course.

For any queries please email me directly.

Keep Fit or Die Road Racing!

The Psycho Challenge Team!

The Great Rift Valley Challenge Route Map



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