Kili Marathon 2020 registration’s early discounting ends today

14Jan 2020
The Guardian Reporter
Moshi
The Guardian
Kili Marathon 2020 registration’s early discounting ends today

WITH only one and half months left to the prestigious Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon, organizers of the event have reminded participants that the early discounting period for registration ends today.

A statement issued by the race’s organizer said registration is going on online and through TigoPesa hence participants should continue registering before midnight today to enjoy the 20 per cent discount.

According to the statement, participants can register either through www.kilimanjaromarathon.com or through TigoPesa by dialing *149*20#.

For Tanzanians and East African citizens, they have been paying 15,000/- for 42 km and 21 km and 5000/- between October 1, 2019 and January 14, 2020 and from January 15, 2020 to February 16, 2020 they will pay 20,000/- for 42km and 21 km and 5000/- for 5km.

In the statement, the local race Director, John Bayo, advised that numbers will be limited again across all three events, Kilimanjaro Premium Lager 42km, Tigo 21km, and Grand Malt 5km Fun Run, to ensure the event sticks within the Official IAAF regulations of a safe carrying capacity.

This, according to Bayo, will ensure runners enjoy their time out on route without being overcrowded.

Organizers can also ensure they get all logistics in terms of the hydration and medical support needed on route and at the finish in line with the numbers expected.

For Tanzanian residents/permit holders and SADC members they will pay USD 35 for 42km and 21km races and 5 USD for 5km Fun Run from October 1 2019 to January 14, 2020 but, as from January 15, 2020 to February 16, 2020, they will pay to USD 45 for 42km and 21km races and USD 5 for 5km Fun Run.

International runners will pay USD 70 for 42km and 21km and USD 5 for 5km from October 1 2019 to January 14, 2020 and from January 15, 2020 to February 16, 2020 they will pay USD 85 for 42km and 21km and USD 5 for 5km

According to the organizers, entries will close at midnight on February 16, 2020 or earlier, if capacity is reached

They also reminded runners to ensure they fetch their race numbers in advance of the event, at one of the collection points that will again be hosted in Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Kilimanjaro.

In Dar es Salaam, the exercise has been slated for 22-23, the procedure will later move to Arusha at Kibo Palace Hotel on February 25 and 26 between 14:00 and 20:00 and there will be registration for fun run on a cash only basis.

In Moshi, race number collection will take place at Keys Hotel on February 27 (10:00 – 17:00) and February 28 (10:00 – 20:00).

“Proof of identity and confirmation of paid entries need to be brought to these points when collecting your race numbers,” read the statement in part.

The Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Brand Manager, Pamela Kikuli, said the response is overwhelming and there are all indications that the event will be big.

She called on Tanzanians to continue training intensively for the race in order to win most of the prizes.

The Tigo Corporate Communications Manager, Woinde Shisael, said most Tanzanians now understand how to register via Tigo Pesa.

The approach, according to her, has made the registration exercise easy as compared to previous years when there was a lot of paper work involved.

Kilimanjaro Premium Lager brand is the main sponsor of the marathon and has held that position since the inception of the marathon 18 years ago.

Official sponsors for next year’s event include Kilimanjaro Premium Lager, TIGO, Grand Malt, Kilimanjaro Water, TPC Limited, Simba Cement and Barclays Bank. while

The race’s official suppliers are Kibo Palace Hotel, Keys Hotel, GardaWorld Security, Precision Air and CMC Automobiles.

The race will be held at the Moshi Cooperatives University in Kilimanjaro on March 1 and will play host to the IAAF route measured 42km, a 21km and a 5km Fun Run.

The event is organized by Wild Frontiers and locally coordinated by Executive Solutions Limited.