“The Kenya Experience

blew away my expectations…

Truly a trip of a lifetime”



The Kenya Experience – Running Camps in Iten

Our running camps provide an inspirational location, expert coaching and a supportive group environment for runners of all levels.

With an emphasis on doing it ‘the Kenyan way’ the camps include guided runs, practical workshops and an exciting itinerary outside of the actual training. You will meet and learn from top Kenyan runners & coaches and interact with the local community in Iten under the guidance of our expert staff.

Join like minded runners from around the world for the running holiday of a lifetime.

Inspiring location

Endless dirt trails and views across the Great Rift Valley

Cultural Immersion

Unique insider access to the lives of Kenya’s great runners

Train with Kenyan Runners

Share the trails with medal winners and champions

Expert Coaching

Learn how to run The Kenyan Way from expert coaches

July 24th – August 6th 2017


Special Edition Running with the Kenyans camp

Featuring author Adharanand Finn plus additional guests

Open to runners of all abilities

Venue: High Altitude Training Centre, Iten Kenya

Fully Booked

August  13th – 26th 2017


Adult Running Camp

Open to runners of all abilities

Venue: High Altitude Training Centre, Iten Kenya

Bookings open

December 3rd  – 16th 2017


Adult Running Camp

Open to runners of all abilities

Venue: High Altitude Training Centre, Iten Kenya

Bookings open

Dal 6 al 19 gennaio 2018


Prima edizione del Training Camp in lingua italiana! 🇮🇹

Running Camp per adulti

Per corridori di tutti i livelli, dal principiante all’atleta professionista

Location: High Altitude Training Centre, Iten, Kenya

Iscrizioni aperte

March 4th – 17th 2018


Adult Running Camp

Open to runners of all abilities

Venue: High Altitude Training Centre, Iten Kenya

Bookings Open

Our Charity Partner

The Kenya Experience are proud to partner with Gathimba Edwards Foundation to ‘Give kids in Kenya a chance’. For every booking made we make a donation to GEF to support their projects in Kenya.

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“It was what I imagined in so many ways but better… just a brilliant time and certainly the trip of a lifetime. For anyone who loves running, this is a must do trip.”



“The camp was well organized and delivered on everything I expected.  The Kenya Experience left me humbled and inspired by the Kenyan style of running. I would highly recommend it!”



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“I was also amazed how many of the world’s top athletes we actually able to meet and train with!  I want to come back!”



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The Kenya Experience

The Kenya Experience was founded by Husband and Wife team Gavin and Lauren in 2010 and provides opportunities for runners of all levels to experience the magic of running in Iten, the self proclaimed 'Home of Champions' in Kenya. Our objective is to make Kenya an accessible training location for all runners irregardless of age or running speed. We host camps which are open to runners of all levels and experiences across the year and are also available for private bookings from schools, clubs etc. We use expert staff, both local and international who will ensure you have a safe, exciting and informative training camp. The camps are designed to give you an authentic taste of Kenyan style training whilst also immersing you in the culture of the local running scene.
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The Kenya ExperienceTuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 3:47am
All eyes were on Berlin but back in Iten the work continued as normal.

David Rudisha seen here training within the grounds of St Patrick's High School under the tutelage of his Coach, Brother Colm O'Connell
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The Kenya ExperienceMonday, September 25th, 2017 at 11:19pm
How do runners like Eliud Kipchoge and Wilson Kipsang train?

It's not as complicated as you might think and the same patterns and ideas can be applied to runners of all levels and experiences.

Check out our infographic to get the basics and shoot us any questions you may have in the comments below.

The basic template shown here is used by the overwhelming majority of Kenyan runners and includes an interval session, a fartlek and a long run on a weekly basis. With the remainder of training taking the shape of recovery, easy and moderate runs. The specifics will vary dependent on preference, event, level of athlete and time of year relative to target event.

Have a look through the program and let us know what you think.