Safaricom and Athletics Kenya have announced that the annual Isaiah Kiplagat Ndalat Gaa Cross country championship will take place on 19th October. The annual event will be held in Nandi County.

The race has received KES 2 million sponsorship from Safaricom to support the six categories. This is the 11th Edition of the event which has been in existence since 2008.

The race categories are; 500M for 5-9 year old children, 4KM for 10-14 year old boys and girls, 6KM for secondary school students, 8KM for junior men and women, 10KM for senior men and women, and 2 KM for Veterans.

“This is one of the most interesting races in the Safaricom Athletics Calendar, because it involves the community at all levels. With a strong foundation laid by the late Isaiah Kiplagat, the annual cross country meet continues to breed great talents such as Agnes Tirop and Conseslus Kipruto who have gone as far as representing the country in international races .” Said Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Customer Officer, Safaricom

Cash prizes amounting to Ksh. 1.5 Million will be up for grabs while community members will also get a two day free medical camp on 18th and 19th October.

This year Safaricom has sponsored various long distance races and track and field events under the Safaricom Athletics Series. The races that have taken place include the Henry Wanyoike Road Run6th Deaf Half Marathon in Kericho, and National Trials for 1st Africa Deaf Athletics Championships as well as the Iten Road Race. The remaining races in the Safaricom Athletics Series 2019 calendar are the Imenti and Kisumu road races.