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Over 400 athletes set for Nandi road race

ATHLETICS By The Standard Sports | June 26th 2021
Kenyan athletes running in the past. [File, The Standard]

Over 400 athletes have confirmed participation in tomorrow's Re-Discover Nandi road race in Kapsabet town. 

Local Organising Committee chairman Hosae Sanga said they are looking forward to an intense battle during the 12th edition of the competition. 

"Everything is in place. Registration is ongoing at the Nandi county sports office every day from 8am to 5pm in the evening up to Sunday morning for the few who might be coming from outside the county. The 10km women race will start at exactly 7:30am," Sanga who is also the Nandi County Athletics Kenya vice chairman said. 

A 2km family and corporate race has been introduced. 

The event will seek to raise awareness on the importance of conserving water towers and wetlands to create sustainable water resources. 

Sanga announced that the road races will be preceded by the planting of approximately 500 trees at Kapsabet High School today. 

"I wish to invite all the athletes for this road race whose theme is preservation and conservation of water towers and wetlands for sustainable water resources. we need to do this for our future generation. The start point will be Kapsasur forest through Kapsabet town before finishing at Namgoi High School in  Chesumei sub-county," he said. 

He further assured all participants that Covid-19 protocols will be strictly adhered to in addition to tight security measures. 

Sanga thanked betting firm Mozzart Bet, Kenya Forest Service, and National Health Insurance Fund, among other partners for supporting the event to make it a success. 

"We are happy and thankful to our race director, Fred Kiptanui, for the effort to make sure the day succeeds. Special thanks to our main sponsor Mozzart Bet, Communication Authority, NSSF, NHIF, Forest Service, Kenya Power, CPF, AK among others for their financial support. There will be prize money for winners in both categories of the  10km  race."

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