Geothermal Half-Marathon at Menengai, Kenya becoming high profile running event

View over Lake Nakuru, Kenya (source: flickr/ crgreene, creative commons)
Francisco Rojas 17 Sep 2014

The local government has made the Geothermal Half-Marathon that will take place this weekend at Nakuru, Kenya one of the best paid races in the country.

Local news report that the geothermal half marathon that takes place yearly at Menengai, Kenya will be one of the highest paid races. The local government has decided to make it more attractive and double the price money. “The race will be held on Sunday on the streets of Nakuru town from 8:30am.The increase was necessitated by the entry of the Nakuru County Government on the sponsors list which will now help improve the race to one of the best-paying in the country.”

The same source informs that they have also added a special 2km race for the dignitaries in addition to the regular half marathon, 10km and 5km family fun run. Among the top runners who have enlisted for Sunday’s race is 2009 World Half Marathon silver medallist Philes Ongori, who will be making a debut in the event.

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Source: The Star Website