According to a statement issued by the race's organizers in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the registration officially started the same day.
Participants will be required to register through the race's website, www.kilimanjaromarathon.com, local runners can as well register through Tigo Pesa.
In the statement, the local Race Director, John Bayo, advised that athletes' number will be limited again across all three races, Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon, Tigo Kili Half Marathon and Grand Malt 5km Fun Run.
The move, according to him, targets to see to it the event sticks within the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)'s official regulations of a safe carrying capacity.
Runners wishing to take part in the race, the statement said, must not delay, as it will be a case of first come, first serve and once entries run out, organizers will close registration.
This, according to Bayo, will ensure runners enjoy their time out on route without being overcrowded.
The aproach will, moreover, see to it the athletes abide by the COVID-19 Social Distancing rules and so that the organizers can 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.
“We want all participants to register on time and ensure they pay as way of confirming their participation. This will help us prepare well in advance and ensure all logistics are in place in good time,” he said.
The Kilimanjaro Premium Lager and Grand Malt Manager, Irene Mutiganzi, said they are proud to host yet another marathon especially after the COVID-19 pandemic where people can meet again and have fun through sports.
“We are calling on participants to register early on as numbers are limited,” she said.
Kilimanjaro Premium Lager brand has been the main sponsor of the Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon since it started 19 years ago.
Woinde Shisael, Communications Manager for telecomms company Tigo, which sponsors Kili Half Marathon, urged participants to use Tigo Pesa to register as this has made the registration process easy and fast.
Woinde disclosed that runners that do not have Tigo lines can however request their friends to register for them.
"This will be Tigo's sixth year sponsoring and participating at this renowned international event,'' she noted.
''I urge all participants to register for the Tigo Kili Half Marathon by dialing *149*20# and follow on-screen instructions and complete registration by paying with Tigo Pesa since it is easy and secured,” Shisael said.
Official sponsors for next year’s event include Kilimanjaro Premium Lager (main sponsor-42km), Tigo (21km), Grand Malt (5km Fun Run), Kilimanjaro Water, TPC Limited, Simba Cement, Absa Bank Tanzania, Unilever.
The race's official suppliers are Keys Hotel, Garda World Security, and CMC Automobiles.
Next year’s race will be held at the Moshi Cooperatives University ground on February 28 and will play host to IAAF route measured 42km race, a 21km race and a 5km Fun Run.
The event is locally coordinated by Executive Solutions limited.