The race’s organizer and Managing Director of Wild Frontiers, John Addison, said the closure will be done in conjunction with the Moshi police who have been great partners of the marathon.
He said from Arusha vehicles will not be able to pass the YMCA Corner/Askari roundabout in the direction of Dar es Salaam from 06.30 am – 08.30 am while those vehicles from Dar es Salaam, Marangu and Himo will not be able to pass Sango School in the direction of Moshi after 06.30am until 08.30am.
“From Mweka – Down Sokoine Road, the road will be closed at Shanty Town road at 06am – detour onto Lema Road,” he said and added that the road from RAU to Moshi will be closed for the fun run from 07.15am – 08am.According to the organizer, other road controls and closures may be implemented at the discretion of Moshi Police as he called on motorists to be aware of runners at all times.
Sponsors for this year’s marathon include Kilimanjaro Premium Lager-42km, Tigo-21km, Grand Malt 5km and water table sponsors, First National Bank, Kilimanjaro Water, Diamond Motors Ltd, Kibo Palace, KK Security, Keys Hotel, TPC Sugar, Simba Cement, KNAUF Gypsum and AAR as the official medical partners.
Meanwhile, the organizers have hailed Tigo for confirming the start of the use of Tigopesa by dialing *149*20# to register participants but cautioned that only those who confirm payment will have been fully registered.
“We congratulate Tigo for making this happen, but we want to remind all participants to ensure that they confirm by paying then they will receive a message which they should keep and use to collect their numbers at the registration points in Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Moshi,” Addison said, adding that the Dar registration will take place on February 24 and 25 at Mlimani City then head to Arusha and Moshi before the D-day on March 4.
He said they aim to register 550 participants in the 42km race, 5,250 for 21km and 4,000 in the 5km Fun Run category as he urged participants to register in time and pay so they are not left out on numbers.
Kilimanjaro Marathon is organized by Wild Frontiers and Deep Blue Media and nationally coordinated by Executive Solutions Ltd.