Sotokoto registration half marathon launched

By KBC Reporter

This will be the 4th Sotokoto marathon held in Nairobi since 2007 (FILE)

The 2013 Sotokoto Safari Half Marathon registration was launched Wednesday during a Press briefing held at Uhuru gardens, Nairobi.

The ceremony was graced by athletes and dignitaries including Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke who was the first person to register for the half marathon.

This will be the 4th annual Sotokoto marathon held in Nairobi since 2007. The marathon is set to kick off on the 7th July, and a huge turnout is expected.

San Valencia group of Hotels CEO Phineas Kimathi said they will sponsor the 2013 Sotokoto Marathon to a tune of 2m kshs and added that the initiative will go on for 3 years.

Other sponsors for the marathon are East African cables, Post Bank and Athletics Kenya who have confirmed their involvement in the scheme .

Deputy governor said the county government will work together with Athletics Kenya and the Ministry of Sports to promote sports by introducing Nairobi Marathon.

The open and veterans race registration fees is Kshs  1000, the corporate challenge race is shs 20,000  and shs 500 for the children’s race.