Past participants of the Eldoret City Marathon.

Technical Requirements for the Eldoret City Marathon Ready


Preparations for the fourth edition of the Eldoret City Marathon are at an advanced stage.

The marathon, which is the highest paying in Africa is scheduled to be held in Eldoret, the city of champions, on Sunday, April 10, 2022.

With just days to the event, the marathon’s technical team on Sunday completed the marking of the entire 42.195 kilometers course.

Marking of the Eldoret City Marathon course

The marking was done in support of the National Police Service (NPS).

Earlier today, the Eldoret City Marathon technical team with the support of the National Police Service completed marking the entire 42.195KM course for the marathon in preparation for the race which is now only a week away,” said the event organizers.

After marking the course, the team reported that every technical requirement for the race is ready.

The technical requirements that are all set include the electronic bibs and timing system.

Registration for the race is still open, with the dateline set for April 7, 2022.

Athletes can register online via the Eldoret City Marathon website.

Physical registration can be done at Rupa’s Mall, Grandpri, and County HQs in Eldoret, County cyber opposite KCB Bank in Iten town, and County Sports Office in Kapsabet Town.

Highest paying marathon in  Africa

Aside from the main 42km race, there is also a 5km fun race for all – including children, who must be accompanied by an adult.

Eldoret City Marathon is billed as the highest paying marathon in Africa with a Ksh18 million prize money.

Eldoret City Marathon
Athletes compete in a past Eldoret City Marathon edition

Winners for both men’s and women’s races get Ksh3.5 million each with the first 20 athletes in both categories also getting awarded.

The race is themed ‘Climate Action’ and is used to plant trees in an effort to conserve the environment.

So far, millions of tree seedlings have been planted in public and private institutions and forests across the county, including Kapseret and Kaptagat forests, courtesy of the marathon.

The Eldoret City Marathon has also been a key player in the ongoing construction of the modern Eldoret arboretum.

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