The Tegla Loroupe Peace Races have been organized since 2003. The inaugural race attracted more than 10,000 participants most of whom were warriors, community-based socio-development groups pastoralist women, men and children from different regions in the north-western Kenya and the Greater Horn of Africa Region.
The initial race was held at Kapenguria, a town in North Western Kenya about 700km from the capital city, Nairobi. Since then, Tegla Loroupe Peace races have been organized each year in different parts of Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda.
These races often comprise 10km road race, 5km men and women and childrens’ race.
During these races, communities forget their differences and join in the activities of the race. Fashion and beauty shows take place in the evening of the races.