Kipng’eno to defend Ndakaini Half Marathon title

2017 Ndakaini Half Marathon winner Patrick Kipn’geno.

The 15th Edition of the annual Ndakaini Half Marathon will be held on Saturday, 6th October in Murang’a County.

According to the organisers the date is shift from the traditional September month.

This years edition will for the first time conduct online registration with the same expected to close on 30th September 2018.

Ndakaini Environmental Conservation Association (NDEKA) Chairman Professor Joseph Kimura noted that elite athletes will use the race to prepare for international competitions

“We are excited by the immense interest the elite athletes have shown in the Ndakaini Half Marathon and announce that this year the route has been slightly modified to give them a better start and finish experience,” said Professor Kimura.

Among the notable athletes expected to grace the Ndakaini Half Marathon are Patrick Kipn’geno, who is expected to defend his 21km title for the third time.

In 2017, Patrick Kipng’eno and Debra Meringor finished ahead of the pack of nearly 3,000 runners gunning for the total top prize of Kshs 300,000. The same prize level has been set for this year’s race.

The participation fee is Kshs. 1500 for elite and Kshs. 1000 for amateur runners.