A statement issued by the organizers indicated that registration is likely to be closed on either February 16 or immediately when capacity is reached.
Registration, the organizers disclosed, has been going on from October last year through either the race’s website www.kilimanjaromarathon.com or Tigopesa by dialing *149*20#.
In the statement, the local Race Director, John Bayo, advised that numbers will be limited again across all three races, 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.
The approach will also help Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon organizers 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.
“Entries will close at midnight on either February 16 or earlier, if capacity is reached,” he said.
He was moreover adamant there will be no registration after the exercise has been closed.
The organizers 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 Arusha, Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro.
The registration will, in Dar es Salaam, be held at Mlimani City from February 22-23, the exercise will later take place at Kibo Palace Hotel in Arusha from February 25-26.
Kilimanjaro will host the registration at Keys Hotel in Moshi from February 27-28.
“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, called on participants to utilize the remaining time to register to avoid disappointment as the numbers are likely to run out as it was the case in the previous years.
“The response is overwhelming and there are all indications that the event will be big as she called on Tanzanians to continue training hard in order to win most of the prizes,’’ she disclosed.
Tigo Corporate Communications Manager, Woinde Shisael, said Tigo Pesa has made the registration exercise easy as most Tanzanians have already registered via the mobile financial service.
She disclosed; “We are glad that the Tigo 21km race has become bigger and bigger since we took over sponsorship.’’
Official sponsors for next year’s event include Kilimanjaro Premium Lager, TIGO, Grand Malt, Kilimanjaro Water, TPC Limited, Simba Cement and Unilever Barclays Bank.
The event’s official suppliers are Kibo Palace Hotel, Keys Hotel, GardaWorld Security, Precision Air, CMC Automobiles.
The race will be held at the Moshi Cooperatives University venue on March 1 and will play host to a IAAF route measured 42km, 21km and a 5km Fun Run.
The Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon is organized by Wild Frontiers and locally coordinated by Executive Solutions Limited.