The High Altitude Training Centre (HATC) was founded by World Champion Lornah Kiplagat in 1999.

It's 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 and 32km from Eldoret town. Iten town is the capital and largest town in Elgeyo-Marakwet County. Elgeyo Marakwet County is located in the north rift of the former Rift Valley Province.

It is the home of the World athletics, with over 800 athletes training in Iten regularly and among them World Champions, Olympic Champions and World record holders.

The Centre is surrounded by miles of earth roads, perfect for running and mountain biking, there is a 400 metre earth track and there are plenty of hills.