Welcome to the first edition of The Gateway to Africa Half Marathon– the country’s most exciting and ambitious half marathon. This event was created under the Patronage of President Ismail Omar Guelleh,Djibouti Ports and Free Zone, with the double ambition of bringing a truly world-class half marathon to Djibouti and to also develop an event that reflects the rich cultural diversity of this wonderful capital city. As elite athletes, you are helping us to fulfil our aim of bringing together the best athletes from Europe and Africa and further afield to compete over 13.1 miles. We are delighted to welcome excellent fields in all our races and particularly excited that the Four time Olympic Champion Sir Mo Farah will be taking part as he builds up to the Tokyo Olympic Gamesl. It’s sure to be a special race.
We hope you have a fantastic race and enjoy the atmosphere out on the course. The Gateway to Africa Half has been created to showcase the sights and sounds of Djibouti and the Port of Djibouti so we are sure you will feel the fantastic support of these communities as you pass through them. Good luck!