The 13th edition of the Eldoret Half Marathon to be held on Sunday, October 6 has attracted an increase in sponsorship to Sh12 Million and an improved purse for the winners.
This year’s race will feature three categories; 21km for both men and women and a 5km family fun race.
The winners of the men’s and women’s 21km will bag Sh350,000 each, an increase of Sh100,000 compared to last year’s prize money. The first and second runners-up will take home Sh250,000 and Sh150,000 respectively, which is also a Sh100,000 increase over last year’s prize money.
“We are honoured to once again partner with Athletics Kenya to deliver a bigger and better 2019 Family Group Eldoret Half Marathon. Our commitment is in recognizing and nurturing talent through athletics and bringing about transformation to our society.
“Through the proceeds of the Marathon, Champions Run for Autism, a cause that we took up in 2016, we have renovated 2 classrooms and accommodated 44 pupils in the Special Needs Programme at Sosiani Primary School,” said Family Group Foundation Manager, Jacqueline Mathaga.
“We hope to attract even more individual and corporate sponsors in this year’s marathon and give an opportunity to children living with autism to access quality education,” she added.
Last year, World Half Marathon record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei proved her prowess to win the women title while the men’s honours went to Kelvin Kiptum Cheruiyot.