FACTS ABOUT THE MARATHON
- THE BRAND:
2nd Edition Eldoret City Marathon.
21ST April 2019.
Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.
10,000 Elite and Amateur Athletes.
HE. Governor Jackson Mandago.
- EVENT ORGANIZER:
- The County Government of Uasin Gishu.
A total of Ksh 18 million will be up for grab as prize money for the completion with award going from the first position to position twenty
- LEGITIMACY OF THE EVENT:
The event is approved by Athletic Kenya.
- TOTAL COST OF THE EVENT:
Ksh 30 Million Including the Prize Money.
HISTORY OF THE MARATHON
Eldoret City Marathon is a unique sporting event organized by the County Government Uasin Gishu together with affiliate partners.
The event is one of its kind that brings together elite marathoners, corporates teams, business men and women, young and old from all walks of life to compete for a common course; Climate Action.
The event seeks to nurture talents of potential marathoners, Promote sports tourism in the region, while at the same time raising campaign against the dangers posed by climate change.
Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago and Moses Tanui who are the patrons for the events says the event will also go a long way in fostering harmony and boosting sports tourism across the North Rift Economic Bloc (NOREB).
To this far, Eldoret City Marathon as an event, shall endeavor to be a yearly event that shall be engaging in action plans to mitigate climate change within the North Rift Region.
There shall be two races in the sporting event: 42.2 KM and 5KM(Corporates) for both men and women.
The Marathon shall be conducted in a manner that meets the international standards.
THERE ARE SEVERAL REASONS WHY THE IDEA OF THE ELDORET CITY MARATHON HAS COME OF ME AND THE MOMENT SHOULD BE SEIZED NAMELY:
- The development of new Eldoret City roads oﬀer an opportunity for a world class course which we have designed for the purposes of organizing this marathon exclusively within Eldoret City;
- Sponsor interest and goodwill combined with the Uasin Gishu County Government’s resolve to promote sports, and athlecs in parcular, make this an opportune me to organize a world-class race within Eldoret City;
- There is a recorded growth in the athlecs fan base within Uasin Gishu County and sponsors can leverage on this for a good Return on Investment for their sponsorship of the Eldoret City Marathon;
- The number of elite marathon runners within Uasin Gishu County is steadily growing necessitang the city to have its own world-class race;
- A vibrant media in Uasin Gishu County will ensure that the race is oﬀered maximum coverage, including live coverage of the race;
- Following up on the North Ri Economic Bloc(NOREB) deliberaons that North Ri counes support each other’s strength with infrastructure and high bed capacity, Uasin Gishu County is best placed to organize a world class marathon enrely within its borders and in the city of Eldoret, a race that will be supported by Noreb members counes