ABOUT HATC

The High Altitude Training Centre is founded in 1999 by Lornah Kiplagat. Lornah Kiplagat is 4 times World Champion. She has held World records over 5 K, 10 Mile, 20 K and Half Marathon and competed for the Netherlands in the Athens (2004), Beijing (2008), and London (2012) Olympics. She also won the World Championships Cross Country in Mombasa in 2007 and competed in the 2003 World Championships track. At the end of 2008 she made the decision to focus much more on the road and especially the marathon.

The HATC is open to athletes and tourists from all over the World, and welcomes runners, tri-athletes, mountain bikers and people who just look for a nice and quiet place where they can relax and train.

HATC is at an altitude of 2400 metres in Iten, 32km from Eldoret. Iten is the capital of the World for athletics, there are over 800 athletes training in Iten and among them are World Champions, Olympic Champions and World record holders.The Centre is surrounded by miles of dirt roads, perfect for running and mountain biking, the HATC has a 25 m swimming pool, a fully equiped gym, a 400m all weather tartan track. Also there is a 400 metre dirt track and there are plenty of hills.

Lornah is also well known for what she is doing outside the sport. She is the founder of the Lornah Kiplagat Foundation, ambassador of the Min. of Development in the Netherlands and ambassador of the Jeugd sport fonds in the Netherlands. On top of that, Lornah started her own sports apparel brand in 2014, named Lornah Sports.

SOME COOL FACTS ABOUT HATC AND ITEN

Weither you come to the HATC to train hard and become a better athlete or just want to experience the ”real Kenyan way of running”, the HATC is the perfect place to stay.

12.000+ ATHLETES HOSTED
70+ BEDS AVAILABLE AT HATC
+7.800 ft / 2.400 m ALTITUDE
+1.000 MILES OF TRAILS

NOTHING BUT THE BEST

The HATC has everything you need for a perfect training camp. With over 17 years of experience, we know how to offer nothing but the best to our clients.

PROFESSIONAL COACHES & TRAINERS

The HATC has several running coaches and trainers that are more than happy to share their knowledge with you and help you with any questions about training, excercises, technique, nutrition and more.

FACILITIES

If you stay as a guest at the HATC, you can make unlimited use of all our training facilities. This includes our fully equiped gym, 25 m swimming pool, 400m all weather track, sauna and much more.

HIGH ALTITUDE

The high altitude of +7800 feet / +2400 m above sea level and good weather conditions in Iten, make the HATC an ideal location to take your training to the next level.

LORNAHS COMMITMENT

Founder of the HATC, Lornah Kiplagat and our team are committed to make your stay at the High Altitude Training Centre unforgettable and ensure you get an once in a lifetime experience.


Lornah’s Personal Bests
5 K road: 14:47 (World record)
10 K Road: 30:32
15 K Road: 46:59 (European record)
10 Mile: 50:50 (World record)
20 K Road: 62: 57 (World record)
Half Marathon: 66:25 (Former World record)
25 K: 1:23:41
Marathon: 2:22:22

Truly amazing experience, very friendly staff, coming back for sure!
Mark L
Stayed at the HATC for 3 weeks.From the very first day I felt at home at the HATC, Had a great time and I learned a lot from the Kenyan runners in Iten.
Steve S

CLAIM YOUR SPOT

The High Altitude Training Centre offers stay based on full board which includes 3 meals a day. Costs can vary depending on the length of your stay and the number of people if you come with a group. Please contact us to get the latest rates and book your spot at HATC.

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  • single or double room with hot shower and toilet
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast / lunch / diner)
  • water / coffee / tea during meal times
  • use of fitness gym
  • use of 400 m all weather tartan track
  • use of sauna
  • use of 25 m swimming pool
  • core and stability workouts with our instructors
  • HATC coaches and trainers available to assist you