07 Jun 2018

Kabarak University Half Marathon registration form

You can now download the registration form by clicking here

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Kabarak university governing council member and Chairman Resource mobilization committee Lt General Lazarus Sumbeiywo (second right) and Kabarak University vice chancellor Professor Henry Kiplagat (right) during the launch of Kabarak University half Marathon at Kabarak guest house on June 6,2018.Photo:Kipsang Joseph/Standard

Needy students to benefit from Kabarak race

Story by Joseph Kipsang (Standard Media):

The second edition of Kabarak university half marathon will be staged on July 14.

The 21km race dubbed ‘The Equator Run’ and bearing the theme ‘Running from the northern to the southern hemisphere to develop and nature talents’ starts from Mogotio Equator in Baringo County and the finish at Kabarak University.

Speaking during the launch, Kabarak University vice chancellor Professor Henry Kiplagat said this year’s event will be a unique marathon as it will enable athletes to run across two counties from Mogotio, which is in the northern hemisphere in Baringo county to the south hemisphere -making it an exciting experience.

Kiplagat said the event has been certified by Athletics Kenya and adheres IAAF road running and marathon regulations.

“This will be a popular and elite local road race in the Athletics Kenya calendar,” said Kiplagat.

The marathon, whose patron is Baringo senator Gideon Moi will see winners in men and women’s 21 km events pocket Sh200,000 iced with a heifer. Runner up take home Sh150,000 while second runner up receive Sh100,000.

Reigning London Marathon winners Vivian Cheruiyot, Eliud Kipchoge and three-time London Marathon winner Mary Keitany are the race ambassadors.

Five kilometre corporate winners will pocket Sh50,000 while the second and the third finishers receive Sh30,000 and Sh20,000 respectively.

In 10km university and Individual race in men and women, the winner gets Sh50,000 while second and third finishers pocket Sh40,000 and Sh30,000 respectively.

Five Kilometre community race receives Sh50,000 while second and third finishers receive Sh30,000 and Sh20,000. No prize money in children’s races.

Lt General Lazarus Sumbeiywo, the chairman Kabarak university governing council and resource mobilization committee, said funds raised in the race will be used to sponsor needy students in the university.

 



THE MARATHON OVERVIEW

The Kabarak University Half Marathon is an Athletics Kenya Marathon qualifying event, enabling runners to compete on IAAF – International Association of Athletics Federations certified, officially timed course. We will be sharing the results of Kabarak Half Marathon with Athletics Kenya qualifying numbers of runners every year. This will be a very popular and elite local road race in the Athletics Kenya calendar, which will feature extremely promising talented athletes as well as established runners. Indeed, several athletes, who are now conquering the international stage will participate as special talents are discovered during this race.

The marathon will start from Mogotio Equator and finish outside the Kabarak University gate meeting the requirements for 21Km. The start-finish points for the Half Marathon will be strategically marked to enable athletes to run from the Northern hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere, hence making it an exciting experience!

This year’s race ambassadors will be Mr. Eliud Kipchoge and Ms. Mary Keitany the 2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist and New York Marathon silver medallist respectively.

The second edition of Kabarak University Half Marathon will bear the theme “Running from the Northern to the Southern Hemisphere to develop, nurture and absorb talents.” Funds raised shall go towards supporting the sponsorship of needy students whom without such support they may not realize their dreams

MISSION
To create a world-class experience that ignites passion in athletes and empowers local communities through the transformative power of sport.

VISION
To be an internationally recognized industry leader in improving lives through fitness while serving as a channel for economic and social transformation of communities.

VALUES
We value talent, hard work, partnership and collaborations, positive attitude, accountability, integrity, passion, endurance and resilience.

COMMITMENTS
We are committed to the people, our partners, an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, social responsibility and the highest standard of excellence.

OBJECTIVES
Encourage, inspire and motivate people of all ages and backgrounds to improve their mental and physical health through running and exercise.
Establish and grow partnerships with individuals and organizations to participate in developing, nurturing and absorbing talents among the youth.
Increase student sponsorship with a focus on needy students enrolled for various courses offered in Kabarak University.

CLICK HERE to download the registration form


PRIZES TO BE WON

CASH PRIZES
Category 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Total
Half Marathon (Men)    200,000    150,000    100,000      50,000      35,000      30,000      25,000      20,000      15,000      10,000       635,000
Half Marathon (Women)    200,000    150,000    100,000      50,000      35,000      30,000      25,000      20,000      15,000      10,000       635,000
5K corporate      50,000      30,000      20,000                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –       100,000
10K University (Men)      50,000      40,000      30,000      25,000      20,000      15,000      12,500      10,000         7,500         5,000       215,000
10K University (women)      50,000      40,000      30,000      25,000      20,000      15,000      12,500      10,000         7,500         5,000       215,000
10K Individual (Men)      50,000      40,000      30,000      25,000      20,000      15,000      12,500      10,000         7,500         5,000       215,000
10K Individual (women)      50,000      40,000      30,000      25,000      20,000      15,000      12,500      10,000         7,500         5,000       215,000
5K Community      50,000      30,000      20,000                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –       100,000
Kids Races only                 –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –          50,000
Total    700,000    520,000    360,000    200,000    150,000    120,000    100,000      80,000      60,000      40,000    2,380,000
NON CASH PRIZES
Half Marathon (Men)                 1                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                    1
Half Marathon (Women)                 1                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                    1
 Total Cows                 2                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                  –                    2

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