2023 Kirdam Half Marathon Set for August 19th

2023 Kirdam Half Marathon Set for August 19th

The 2023 edition of the Kirdam Half Marathon and Road Race will be held on Saturday, August 19, in Kabarnet, Baringo County.

Speaking during the event’s media launch, race chairperson Isaiah Cherutich said the theme for this year’s edition is athletics against climate change, an effort to raise awareness of the climate change menace.

“In the 2023 Kirdam Half Marathon edition, we plan to expand our efforts to mitigate climate change effects by planting over 50,000 trees and distributing water tanks to deserving households and schools in the Baringo Central constituency.

"This, of course, is in addition to the main objectives of the race that include athletic talent search, promotion of healthy living, promotion of local tourism, and creating family-fun days for residents and sports enthusiasts.”

The event will be held in Kabarnet town and feature 21km, 10 km, and 6km races, with prizes awarded to the top ten athletes in both men’s and women’s categories.

“The winner of the 21km and 10km races will take home Ksh. 250,000 and Ksh. 100,000, respectively. Both races will be open to adults, seasoned athletes, and road race lovers.

“The 6km will be a fun run for corporate institutions, families, and sports enthusiasts,” added Cherutich.

Athletics Kenya Baringo branch chairperson Barnabas Kitilit reaffirmed their readiness for the event, adding that Athletics Kenya has given them the go-ahead.

“The event is organized by the Athletics Kenya Baringo branch. This edition has been licensed, and we are ready for the event. We’ve had several meetings geared toward the event.

“We’ve also marked the route with certified individuals from Athletics Kenya and World Athletics.

“The region’s tourist potential will also be brought to fore through the road-race by promoting the unique, exotic terrain that has produced some of the leading Kenyan athletes,” added Kitilit.

Kirdam Half Marathon organizers intend to use the proceeds to support environmental conservation initiatives in the local community and the wider Baringo County.

Its core activities include tree planting exercises along the Kirandich Dam Water catchment area, providing water drums to many households in Baringo Central Constituency to promote rainwater harvesting, donating water tanks to schools for rainwater harvesting, promoting healthy living through sports, athleticS talent search, and enhancing awareness about the climate change menace.


Baringo County Kabarnet 2023 Kirdam Half Marathon and Road Race

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