KILIMANJARO Marathon participants have two days left to collect their numbers and register for the Grand Malt 5km Fun Run.
Already Moshi town is buzzing ahead of this year’s Kilimanjaro Marathon event expected to take place on Sunday.
The marathon organisers said the exercise to collect numbers was successful in Dar es Salaam and Arusha, where those who registered for the Kilimanjaro Premium Lager 42 km and Tigo 21 km took their numbers ready for the The Kilimanjaro Marathon Race Director, John Bayo said they will be at Keys Hotel from yesterday and today to give out the numbers.
“This will just be for number collection and registration of the 5km Fun Run since we already closed registration for 42 km and 21km,” he said.
He also noted that those who did not make it to collect their race numbers in Dar es Salaam and Arusha can still do it in Moshi. Meanwhile, Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Hamisi Kigwangalla is expected to be the guest of Honour during this year’s Kilimanjaro Marathon event.
Bayo said Kigwangalla will be hosted by his counterpart, who is the Minister for Information, Culture as Sports, Harrison Mwakyembe as the two look forward to promote sports tourism through the Kilimanjaro Marathon.
“We expect participants from more than 56 countries worldwide hence this is the best platform for the two ministers to promote sports tourism.
This is an honor to us as organisers and we look forward to a successful event,” said Bayo. Official sponsors for this year’s event include Kilimanjaro Premium Lager, TIGO, Grand Malt, Kilimanjaro Water, TPC Limited, Simba Cement, Unilever, Barclays Bank(now Absa Bank Tanzania Limited) while the official suppliers are Kibo Palace Hotel, Keys Hotel, GardaWorld Security, Precision Air, CMC Automobiles.
The race will be held on Sunday March 1, 2020 at the Moshi Cooperatives University and will play host to a IAAF route measured 42km Marathon, a 21km Half Marathon and a 5km Fun run.