Running Camps in Iten Kenya


They will both be pacemakers/guide runners throughout the camp, showing you the best routes in Iten and sharing their experiences with you throughout the camp. Since the book’s release Japhet has gone on to experience the world of international running. He was supported by Adharanand and readers of the book through crowd-funding initiatives and has raced in Scotland and the USA, most recently finishing 2nd in the 2014 Edinburgh Marathon.

What to expect:

The Running With The Kenyans Iten Running Tour will feature the same high standard experience of a Kenya Experience camp with the additions mentioned above. Our usual tour guides and coaching team will be on hand and will be joined by Adharanand, Godfrey, Japhet and Beatrice to give you the best possible camp experience.


The standard cost of this two-week camp is £1299pp

The standard cost of the camp will include:

  1. Return Transfers from Eldoret Airport to Iten

  2. 13 nights full board accommodation at the High Altitude Training Centre

  3. Full Coaching Programme

  4. Coached Running Workouts

  5. Coached Non Running Workouts (gym, technique etc)

  6. Non running activities including coaching seminars, q&a’s with top Kenyan runners, visits to local athlete camps and much more. (Further details are available on the ‘Itinerary’ section of this website)

  7. Additional activities and experiences exclusive to this Running with the Kenyan’s camp as described above

Optional Additional Costs:

  1. Single Occupancy Rooms - £300pp

  2. Lake Nakuru Safari - £150pp (1 day trip on the camps rest day from training)

  3. Lewa Marathon and Half Marathon trip. At the conclusion of the camp in Iten, just as he did in the book, Adharanand will continue on to Lewa to run the famous Safari Marathon and Half Marathon and he welcomes the camp guests to join him. Regularly voted one of the toughest marathons in the world, this incredible race is run through a wildlife conservancy where lions and cheetah roam free. It is not for the faint hearted! The specific details for the Lewa Marathon trip will be added at a future date but we welcome runners to express their interest in this additional trip and we will keep you informed in due course. You can find details of the Lewa Marathon here.

What is not included:

  1. Airfare internationally and to Eldoret

  2. Visa

  3. Insurance

  4. Purchases of a personal nature and drinks and snacks outside of meal times

This trip is expected to prove very popular and places are strictly limited.

We advise that you book early to avoid disappointment. All enquiries and questions should be directed to

Read Running with the Kenyans? Want to experience it for yourself? This is your chance…

June 12th - 25th 2015

The Kenya Experience are delighted to partner with Adharanand Finn, author of Running with the Kenyans, to bring you a unique running camp in Iten. In 2012, the critically acclaimed Running with the Kenyans was named Sports Book of the Year by the Sunday Times, was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, and won Best New Writer at the British Sports Book Awards. We are offering you the opportunity to get inside the story and meet the author and key characters while enjoying a fantastic training camp in Iten, Kenya.

This one-off camp suitable for runners of all levels will feature all the activities and coaching expected from a Kenya Experience camp with some exciting additions exclusive to this camp: meet the author and join him for runs on the same roads and trails you read about in the book, and meet the key characters who will be your guides and training partners throughout the camp.

Adharanand Finn: author of Running with the Kenyans will be a member of the group. You will have the opportunity to talk with him on a casual and formal basis about his experiences in Iten as well as any aspect of the book and Kenyan running more generally. Join Adharanand for his favourite runs in Kenya including (for the brave) the famed Flouspar 21km uphill run.

Godfrey Kiprotich: Godfrey was Adharanand’s main man and ‘go to guy’ while he lived in Kenya and many of the book’s best stories revolve in some way around Godfrey. He will be one of your guides throughout the camp. A coach, a manager and a former international athlete, Godfrey is one of the most popular people on the Kenyan running circuit. You will be sure to learn a great deal from him and as well as enjoying his stories from years of experience among Kenyan runners.

Japhet Koech and Beatrice Seronei: Japhet and Beatrice were both part of Adharanand’s ‘Iten Town Harriers’ running club who trained together and raced the Lewa Marathon as part of the book’s story.