Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kass International Marathon 2012 slated for November

The sixth edition of the annual Kass International Marathon was unveiled on Wednesday in Nairobi. The marathon will be held on Sunday, 18th November in Eldoret with the course starting in Kapsabet and ending at Eldoret Town. 
According to the organizers, Kass Club, the event will be bigger than the previous ones with more local and international elite athletes expected as well as the winners of the marathon walking away with Sh1.5 million in both the men and women divisions.
Speaking during the launch, Kass Media Group CEO Julius Lamaon said, “Our objective is to do a race of international standards with all the necessary requirements met. The race gives locals a taste of what happens in other international marathons. The numbers of foreign runners has increased tremendously and some are even inquiring when the race registration will be opened.”
In attendance were newly appointed Minister for Sports Ababu Namwamba and Athletics Kenya Chairman Isaiah Kiplangat who lauded the event’s move of tapping talent and promoting peace in the country.
This year’s title sponsor is Transnational Bank with Kass Media Group, Jamii Telecom, Amaco Insurance, National Social Security Fund (NSSF), National Bank of Kenya, Toyota Kenya, and Safaricom among the other sponsors.
One will have to pay a fee of Sh200 to register for the event, which will receive live coverage from KTN and Kass TV.

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