Family Bank has injected kshs 10 million in this year’s Family Bank Half marathon that will be staged in Eldoret on October 7th.
The amount was an increment from last year’s Kshs 5.5 million sponsorship. According to Family Group Chief Operations Officer Godfrey Kamau, the occasioned come in of the group’s other sister companies. The Half Marathon was previously sponsored by Family Bank alone.
All proceeds from the 12th edition of the Half Marathon will go towards supporting children suffering from autism which includes construction of a specialized classroom at the Sosiani Primary School.
Registration for the Half Marathon will begin next week with two categories; Sh500 for a running number only while Sh1,000 will get you a running number and a t-shirt.
Last year, Joram Lumbasi successfully dug deep in the last 100 metres to edge out Isaac Kipkoech and successfully defend his 21km Men’s title while Pauline Korikwang led all the way to win the Women’s title.
Also different this year is that the organizers have changed the route of the race to ease congestion around Eldoret town.
“Previously, we had loops around Eldoret town thus creating a lot of traffic. This time, we have moved to a less populated area and we will have the race starting at Tendwa Secondary School and concluding at Zion Mall,” James Lagat who is the Secretary of the Organizing Committee said.
He added that the organizers are targeting at least 1500 athletes including a section of athletes who will be around by the time of the race. There will also be a 5km corporate race.