Dar es Salaam — The Kilimanjaro Marathon 2021 is finally here as the organizers have announced the race number collection point and dates for Dar es Salaam.
A statement issued by organisers said the exercise will be conducted at Mlimani City parking area on Saturday February 20, and Sunday February 21, from 12pm to 6pm.
"We are calling on all participants for the 42 km, Tigo 21km Half Marathon and Grand Malt 5km-Fun Run who indicated that they will collect their race numbers in Dar es Salaam to turn up on those two days to collect their race numbers ready for the event scheduled for February 28, in Moshi," reads the statement.
According to the organizers, the participants are required to carry their identification cards or passport and the confirmation messages they received upon payment and those collecting for corporate groups will be required to carry with them copies of their IDs and will be served at the groups' desk.
"We are appealing to those collecting the numbers to adhere to the timings and note that the exercise will take only two days in Dar es Salaam then shift to Arusha on February 23rd and 24th at the Kibo Palace Hotel and later Moshi on February 25, 26 and 27 at Keys Hotel," adds the statement.
Meanwhile, the organizers also noted that all preparations are set and that they are working closely with the government and other i stakeholders like Athletics Tanzania to ensure everything runs smooth before, during and after the event.
They indicated that registration for the 42km race and 5km Fun Run is still on and entries will be sold on cash basis at the race number collection points but registration for 21km has been closed.
"We will put in place many hand washing points, we will have sanitizers and also issue face masks to participants during race number collection to be worn when they gather before the race starts at the Moshi University of Cooperatives (MuCO) stadium after the races," said the statement.
This year's event is sponsored by Kilimanjaro Premium Lager-42km, Tigo - 21km Half Marathon, Grand Malt-5km, water table sponsors- Unilever Tanzania, Simba Cement, TPC Sugar, Kilimanjaro International Leather Company Limited, Kibo Palace Hotel and official suppliers include Garda World Security, Keys Hotel and CMC Automobile.