Eldoret City marathon postponed indefinitely


The third edition of the Eldoret City Marathon has been postponed indefinitely.
Organizers say the race which was scheduled for April 11, has been postponed following the recent directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta suspending all sporting events in the country.

Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago said the local organizing committee had put in place specific protocols for the marathon and will take place as soon as the presidential directive is reviewed and sporting events are given the green light.

326 athletes had already registered for the race billed as the richest marathon in Africa owing to its prize money of Sh3.5 million for winners.
Governor Mandago, however, urged athletes to continue registering for the race. He said the race organizers are determined to stage a world-class marathon in the course of the year.

Because of the Covid-19 situation in the country and the protocols issued by the Ministry of Health and as directed by the President, we, the organizers, the race director, and our stakeholders, we wish to announce the postponement of Eldoret City marathon from April 11 to a later date,” Mandago said.

The Governor added that the organizers will be monitoring the monthly review of Covid-19 protocols before it sets a different date for the race. He said the marathon would have been held without fans to minimize crowding.