1st Smiling Villages Int'l Marathon, The Gambia

Welcome to the Smiling Villages Marathon. Welcome to the Gambia. It is one of two charity marathons in Gambia in 2019. Coming from Nigeria, it is the second country where the African Marathon Challenge 2019 will take place. In Gambia we have familiar contacts with the Gambian soccer federation. Within this project we ship 15 computers to Gambia. They are prepared with educational software and equipped with the free OS Linux Ubuntu.

The Smiling Villages Marathon will be run in the area of Kanalai. It is on the south bank of the Gambia river. Get familiar with the marathon track on the interactive map. To visualize the running direction use the interactive elevation profile (upper right icon). You can download the GPX-Data or view the track on a different map application using gpsies.com.

All details of the marathon organization like time schedule and transportation will be published on this site and will be sent to pre-registered runners by email. To participate you have to show us a medical certificate not older than one year which shows you are fit to participate in running marathon competitions under tropical climate conditions.


You are able to pre-register online. We store your data only to fulfill the registration process and inform you via email. Data handling will conform to the REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation)


Interactive Map

GPX Marathon track

External Map: Gpsies.com