Runners Experience

Sebei region is the cradle of Uganda’s Running Talent. Its central town is Kapchorwa. Athletes in Kapchorwa are related to the ‘Kalenjins’ runners on the other side of Mount Elgon, in the Kenyan towns of Iten and Kaptagat. Sebei region has bred many champions already, including the gold medallist of the London Olympic Marathon in 2012: Stephen Kiprotich. Inspired by Stephen’s and also Kipsiro’s and Cheptegei’s successes, dozens of young athletes train in the lush, green hills of Kapchorwa.

Train and interact with elite athletes

During our Runners Experience you get the opportunity to train and interact with both elite and upcoming athletes. This adventurous running holiday takes you through various loops, to the home of Kiprotich and you will train on the cross country track of the National High Altitude Training Center in Teryet (2.600m.). Our experienced running guides help you to adapt to the hilly terrain and altitude, physically and technically. You will also have time to explore the most beautiful spots in the region like the Sipi Falls.

Mads & Oliver – two Danish participants – together with elite and talented athletes in Kapchorwa

From individual sessions to fully fledged running holidays

From Coach to Coach offers single running sessions, tailored to your level and goals. For one person or a group. Single sessions cost 20 USD per person.

We also organize fully-fledged running holidays whereby you immerse yourself in the beauty of Kapchorwa sports and nature. Our travel package is composed of a running program, full-board accommodation, airport transfer, meet & greets with athletes and leisure activities in Sebei region. All under the guidance of passionate and experienced running guides.

This is what one of our previous participants, Mads from Denmark, says about our Runners Experience:

“We were really surprised about the openness and kindness of the athletes and staff in the From Coach to Coach Sports Skills Center. Everybody wanted to talk and give good advices on our running. A good memory we have was on new year´s day when we did a run in Teryet and were suddenly stopped by a car. First we thought it was a friend of George (the guide), but then we saw that Joshua Cheptegei was inside the car. He stopped us to say hello and welcomed us to his area for training. Maybe it sounds silly but in Denmark we are not used to see celebrities stopping and talking with us in the streets” (Mads, participant in the Uganda Runners Experience beginning of 2018)

Accommodation Uganda Runners Experience – Home of Friends Guesthouse

Contribute to a bright and sportive future of local youth

By taking part in the Runners Experience you contribute to youth talent development in the surrounding Communities. From Coach to Coach helps youth to become self-reliant, through sports. 15% of the revenues go to the Home of Talents project, which is supervised by From Coach to Coach Uganda. In Home of Talents youth between 6 and 20 years of age are challenged to identify and develop their talents in running, football, netball and other sports.

Home of Talents youth                                                                  

For whom?

Our Runners Experience holidays accommodate runners of different levels: (semi) professional long-distance athletes and triathletes as well as well-trained amateurs who want to broaden their running horizon. We have several running guides who adapt the program to your level and training needs. We offer two basic packages, one for professional runners, the PRO package, and a program that focuses more on the leisure side of running: the FUN package:

PRO package Uganda Runners Experience

FUN package Uganda Runners Experience

12-days program with 10 days of running and 2 days rest – 2 runs per day 9-days program with 7 days of running and 2 days rest – 1 run per day
Personal running guide who focuses on optimal adaption to altitude and performance enhancement Personal running guide who balances performance enhancement and fun & interaction
Full-board accommodation in Home of Friends Guesthouse with special runners diet, warm shower and comfortable mattress

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and four drinks a day

Full-board accommodation in Home of Friends Guesthouse with warmer shower and comfortable mattress

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and four drinks a day

Water before, during and after training Water before, during and after training
Two massage sessions
Airport transfer Entebbe – Kapchorwa (way and back) Airport transfer Entebbe – Kapchorwa (way and back)
Circuit training 2 times Circuit training 2 times
First aid First aid
“Champions Tour”: visiting the village and home of a world or Olympic champion “Sipi Falls” tour: visiting two or three waterfalls during a 2-3 hours hike
Transport to and from the training venue
Sports cinema night Sports cinema night

The total costs of the PRO package are $1.535,-. The FUN package costs $940,-. This includes all the above mentioned activities and services. The flight ticket, visa (50USD), vaccinations, insurances, tips and additional personal expenses are excluded from the program price.

Optional extra activities (for an additional charge) are: mountain biking, hiking, additional tours and massage.

Do you have specific wishes when it comes to the training program or other activities? No worries! We can always compose a tailor-made package for you!

At the home of our running guide George

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Previous participants with local athletes and our running guide George (in red)