GUINNESS MOUNT CAMEROON RACE OF HOPE The mountain is famous around the world for the annual Race of Hope which takes place in the last weekend of January or the first weekend of February. The course, covering a marathon length of 26 miles, is steep, exhausting, and unforgiving.
This grueling competition attracts competitors and spectators from around the globe. More than 500 runners battle it out to be the first to race to the summit of Mount Cameroon and back again. Since it began in 1973, the winners have all been from the host nation and the Cameroonians are unwilling to relinquish their title. The star of this endurance race is a woman called Sarah Etonge, who lives close to Mount Cameroon. She has been dubbed ‘the Queen of the Mountain’ as in recent years she has won the race four times in a row. She tries to run to the top at least once a week as part of her dedicated training program. Her accomplishments and dedication is even more of an achievement as when she is not scaling the mountain she is a single mother to seven children.
But this not just and endurance exercise, it is also an event where cultures blend. On such rare occasions we have a blend of most cultures in Cameroon and those of the western world.
Experience it by being there!!!!!