Mountain runners to share kshs 500,000

Winners of the first edition of National Mountain running championships in Naivasha this weekend will earn 50,000 on a demanding course with a flat track and steep climbing of 930m and downhill of 330m.

The race will start at the Cornerstone Preparatory Academy on Mai Mahiu – Naivasha and end at Flyover.

Athletics Kenya (AK) announced that they have set aside kshs 500,000 as prize money where athletes will compete in senior men 10km, senior women 8m and junior men’s 8km races.

The winner in the men’s race will pocket Sh 50,000, second-place athletes Sh25,000 and third-placed Sh20,000 in a prize fund that covers top 10 finishers.

The athlete winning the women’s race will get Sh30,000, while second and third-placed athletes will go home with Sh24,000 and Sh19,000 respectively. All those finishing in top 10 vanguard will get cash awards.

Junior men winners will get Sh20,000 with those finishing second and third going home Sh15,000 and Sh 10,000 richer respectively.

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