Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) and Athletics Kenya have today confirmed the dates for the annual Isaiah Kiplagat Ndalat Gaa Cross country championships that will be held in Nandi County.
Set to take place on 19th October, the race has received KES 2 million sponsorship from Safaricom to support the six categories. This is the 11th Edition of the event which has been in existence since 2008.
The race categories are; 500M for 5-9 year old children, 4KM for 10-14 year old boys and girls, 6KM for secondary school students, 8KM for junior men and women, 10KM for senior men and women, and 2 KM for Veterans.
“This is one of the most interesting races in the Safaricom Athletics Calendar, because it involves the community at all levels. With a strong foundation laid by the late Isaiah Kiplagat, the annual cross country meet continues to breed great talents such as Agnes Tirop and Conseslus Kipruto who have gone as far as representing the country in international races .” Said Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Customer Officer, Safaricom
Cash prizes amounting to KES 1.5 Million will be up for grabs while community members will also get a two day free medical camp on 18th and 19th October.
The remaining races in the Safaricom Athletics Series calendar are Imenti South Road race and Kisumu City road race.