8 December 2012

Kenya: Stage Finally Set for Forest Contest At Muliro Varsity

THE Save Kakamega Forest half marathon will be held tomorrow in Kakamega, Athletics Kenya Western branch secretary Simon Shikanga revealed yesterday.

The second edition of the event is organised by the Masinde Muliro University and co-sponsored by Mumias Sugar Company and Kenya Wildlife Service.

Shikanga said arrangements for the event have been finalised with 21km and 10km for both men and women that will end at the MMUST graduation square.

He said among the runners expected are sensational cross country runner Magdalene Masai and Leonard Komon from Mt Elgon.

The official said registration for those wishing to take part will be held today at the university graduation square.

Those taking part in te half marathon ar to pay Sh500 participation fee while the fee for the 10km race is Sh300.

The top five finishers in each category will receive cash reward. The half marathon winner will go home Sh40,000 richer while the 10km champion takes home Sh20, 000.

The IEBC have opted to sponsor the event to sensitise people on the need to register as voters whose exercise ends on December 18.

Shikanga has appealed to Kakamega residents to turn up in large numbers to give the second edition of the event a boost.

Meanwhile Mumias Sugar director of marketing and corporate affairs Pamela Lutta said sponsorship of the run was part of the company's efforts to better the environment as ingrained in corporate practices.

Lutta said the company which is closer to achieving carbon credit will continue its endeavour to ensure cleaner production practices were realised.

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