About us

Run in Africa Sport Travel

Run in Africa Sport Travel is a specialized sports travel agency that provides unique running & adventure sports travel experience in Africa.

Run in Africa is prepared to offer you the unique experience of running and training at high altitudes (2800m and above) with international long distance world champions and Ethiopian and Kenyan elite athletes. Moreover, it will provide you with the opportunity to discover and explore the most fascinating natural, cultural and historical attractions.

Run in Africa Sport Travel provides runners, their friends and families with a range of reliable and quality sport travel services to Africa’s most spectacular running events and tourism destinations. Our holiday packages combine running and race experiences with sightseeing tours to the wonders of Africa. We can assist you with all of your travel needs including race registrations, flights, accommodations, internal transport and much more – allowing you to enjoy your holiday sport adventure without any hassle! We also organize customized itineraries as per your needs.

Our headquarters are based in Barcelona and we not only work with local agencies but also have our own teams on the ground. Run in Africa has established partnerships with race organizers and high altitude training centres in the destination countries.

Our vision and mission

We envision Africa becoming one of the main athletic sports tourism destinations. Our mission is to provide excellence in sports and travel tourism services in Africa in general and in Ethiopia and Kenya in particular. We will do so by providing high quality, environmentally friendly, and sustainable tour and travel services that meet full international standards accompanied with unparalleled customer services. We believe in promoting responsible travel with maximum respect to the environment, local culture and economy while creating opportunities for cultural and value exchange among people.

Run in Africa Sport Travel aims to lead and bring an added value to the sport tourism sector in Africa through its experienced and professional staff.

Our Team

David Camps Russines

Co-founder and President

David Camps is among the key individuals who launched the Trailwalker in Spain, one of the most popular solidarity trail running in Spain that is organized by Oxfam with over 1500 participants annually. He is also an active runner, open air swimmer and road cycler and he has taken part in a number of races within and outside Spain.

Besides his passion and achievements in sport, David Camps is a Marketing and Public Relations expert (MBA in Marketing) with over 20 years professional experience in fundraising, corporate communication, brand management, media relations and donors relations. He has held numerous top management positions in organizations like Gran Teatre del Liceu, Pere Tarrés Foundation, Oxfam, Barcelona Contemporary Arts Museum and Vicente Ferrer Foundation among others.

Javier Perez Farguell

Co-founder and Board Member

Javier is a top executive with a diverse and multiyear experience in leading sport businesses in Spain, including serving as the General Director of Barcelona Football Club. While directing FC Barcelona, Javier set new precedences in how to manage the club’s resources and manage the external relations of the institution, most importantly the relations with sponsors and financers.

Currently, Javier is the President of O2 Wellness Centre, a chain of fourteen fitness centers in Spain, and the President of Imap Lynx Spain. This later is an independent investment management firm that forms part of the worldwide Imap organization, present in 35 countries. Moreover, he is on the Board of Directors of Catalana Occidente (a public listed insurance company), Mahou-San Miguel, one of the biggest beer company in Spain, ESADE a leading Business School in Europe and Barcelona Tourisme, the leading public institution that promote tourism in Barcelona among others.

Josep Ferrer Muñoz

Co-founder and Board Member

Josep is an active runner that has participated on several Half Marathons, Marathons and Trail Races in Spain. He volunteers and participates in the Trailwalker, the biggest Solidarity race in Spain, organized by Oxfam.

Josep has over 15 years of experience in business and development project management with wide experience in Africa. He has worked as a country representative for Intermón Oxfam in Mauritania. He has also worked as an advisor to COPCA (Consortium for promoting Trade and Commerce in Catalonia) and advised a number of small scale micro-finance and businesses projects in Spain, Angola, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Paraguay, Burundi, and Chad. Right now he is a Livelihood Advisor to Oxfam in East and Centeral Africa.

Joaquim Jubert

Co-founder and Board Secretary

Joaquim is a business lawyer with extensive legal consultancy and business experience that specializes in directing complex transactions, in particular mergers and acquisitions, alliances and associations, financial restructurings, and reorganizing corporate groups. He is currently the founder and Managing Partner of Jubert & Associates, a leading law firm in Spain that provides legal and making strategic decisions advices to companies in a number of countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. He is also on the Board of Directors of several companies, and serves as Board Secretary on most of them.

Gebregziabher Gebremariam

Co-founder and partner in Ethiopia

Gebregziabher Gebremariam is an Ethiopian long-distance runner with a number of titles on achievements in 5000m, 10000m, and Marathon internationally. Some of his main achievements include:

•2012 London Olympics: finished eighth in the Olympic 10,000 meters final.

•Boston Marathon: finished third at 2011 with a personal best of 2:04:53 hours

•New York City Marathon: winner in 2010 at a time of 2:08:14

•IAAF World Cross Country Championships won gold in 2009

•Bupa Great North Run: finished 2nd in the 2008

•IAAF World Cross Country Championships: won two silver medals in the senior races in 2004.

•Summer Olympic 5000 meters: finished fourth, 0.25 seconds behind bronze medalist

•First IAAF World Athletics Final: finishing third in 2003

•All-Africa Games: silver medalist in 2003

•IAAF World Cross Country Championships: won the junior title in 10,000 meters and finished third in the 5000 meters in 2002.

Kaleab Getaneh Zewelde

Co-founder and CEO

An economist by training, Kaleab has a post-graduate specialization study on Tourism Management and over 12 years international development and organizational management experience in East Africa and Spain. He has managed a sizeable national and expatriate staff and development projects. In his professional experience he has worked as Program Manager and Consultant in a number of national and international development cooperation agencies including Oxfam. During his prior responsibilities he has successfully managed and coordinated various international level visits and events. His most recent post assignment was as regional Advisor in Intermon Oxfam for Ethiopia and South Sudan based in Barcelona.

Antonio Martinez

Marketing and Sales Manager

Antonio Martinez has an extensive experience as a participant of all kinds of sports events among which are several road marathons and mountain races and has taken part in different long distance races like triathlon´s and raids in different countries. He is passionate about the new sport experiences and personal challenges alone.

Professionally, he has a degree in Sociology and a Masters in Marketing from ESADE. He has developed his work in multinational companies related to sports (Nike), retail (Levi's), advertising (CBS Outdoor) and the organization of sporting events (RPM Racing) always in executive and management positions related to sales and marketing as well as sponsorship.

Why choose Run in Africa Sport Travel ?

  • We are a travel agency that specializes in sport travel and, thus, can better understand the specific needs of sport travelers and their families.
  • We have strong partnerships and collaboration with African elite athletes, local event organizers and high altitude training centers that enable us to provide a unique and unforgettable sport and adventure experience at high altitudes.
  • We have well trained and experienced local and international teams on the ground that will meet your expectations.
  • Run in Africa Sport Travel is a members of the Catalan Travel Agencies Association (ACAV), which is one of the biggest travel agency associations in Spain and a member of the European Travel Agents Association. Run in Africa meets all quality, security and safety standards set by these associations.
  • All our travel and tour services are designed with high safety standards in mind and are inclusive of travel insurance and medical backup on the ground.
  • Our travel operations meet social and environmental responsibility standards and respect the integrity and diversity of local cultures and environments. We also ensure that local communities, and in particular their own young athletes, are also able to benefit from sport tourism activities.