“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

March 8th -21st 2017


Adult Running Camp

Open to runners of all abilities

Venue: High Altitude Training Centre, Iten Kenya

Bookings open: Limited places still available

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 1st  – 14th 2017


Adult Running Camp

Open to runners of all abilities

Venue: High Altitude Training Centre, Iten Kenya

Bookings open

“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!”



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.

Tell Me More

Two weeks too long?

We’ve partnered with Airbnb to create a unique four day experience in Iten.
We also featured in the launch commercial as one of the founding partners of Airbnb Experiences.

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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

We offer holidays and training camps for running enthusiasts and athletes in Iten Kenya 'The Home of Champions' Iten is the hub of Kenyan running and home to many of the stars you see winning major races and representing the Kenyan National Team. We provide runners from all over the world the opportunity to visit Iten, meet and train with the runners, learn from the star athletes and their coaches and engage with the local community. All whilst enjoying personalised professional coaching in an inspirational location. We offer year round training and holiday opportunities in Iten and offer camps which are open to all as well as private groups. We run open camps throughout the year which all are welcome to join, either as individuals, couples or small groups. We also organise camps for Schools, Running Clubs and other groups. For more information please visit our website www.traininkenya.com or email info@traininkenya.com
The Kenya Experience
The Kenya ExperienceThursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 4:34am
Although most Kenyan runners do not use drills or supplementary exercises extensively there is one group in Iten who buck that trend. The St Patricks group coached by Brother Colm O Connell and Ian Kiprono, whose athletes include none other than 800m world record holder David Rudisha are regular proponents of working on running form and it is a big part of their program.

Although the majority of Kenyan runners are not concerned with this aspect of training Brother Colm and Ian place a big importance on training modalities such as flexibility, core control and drills designed to fine tune running form. Brother Colm has spoken at length about the importance of this fine tuning in order to make his athletes as biomechanically efficient as possible.

Although so many Kenyan runners have incredible careers without this type of training, not many have long mainly uninterrupted careers such as athletes like Rudisha and Augustine Choge from the St Patricks stable do.

Something to ponder when considering the importance and merit of this type of training...
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The Kenya ExperienceWednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 2:12am
Today we said goodbye to the March 2017 The Kenya Experience team.

As our runners leave Iten and head for their respective corners of the world, a fantastic 2 weeks comes to an end, but the memories and friendships will last on.

Thank you to Pattra, Pepa Jo, Tanja, Peter, Hao, Chris, Jennifer, Ben, Renee, Birgit, Chiara, Tom, Adrian, Helena, Shayla and Iain for joining us and allowing us to give you a glimpse into our world here in Kenya's 'Home of Champions'.

Thank you also to Willy and Enock for leading the group and Hugo and Ian for their expert advice and coaching.

Until next time...