The highly anticipated 5th edition of the Marathon was officially launched on Friday, September 1st, 2023, in a vibrant and culturally rich event. The occasion was graced by the esteemed presence of marathon sponsors and partners, who came together to celebrate the event.
One of the highlights of the event was the colorful representation of Kenyan culture, with Maasai warriors dressed in traditional regalia captivating and entertaining the guests with their dance and songs. The infusion of cultural elements added an authentic and memorable touch to the evening.
The marathon's international partners and title sponsors, Economic Group Holdings, Gulf Royal Society, and Supreme Cosmetics Manufacturers from Dubai, joined the event remotely via Zoom, showcasing their commitment to supporting this iconic event and the country at large. They expressed their strong desire to collaborate both at the governmental and business levels, emphasizing their dedication to furthering the marathon's impact and success.
In a heartfelt gesture, the marathon organizers took a moment to express their gratitude to the County Government of Uasin Gishu, which had been the title sponsor for the initial editions of the marathon. They acknowledged the county's unwavering support in laying the foundation for this event's growth, paving the way for the international sponsors who have stepped in as title sponsors for the 5th edition.
The launch event also featured past champions of the marathon, with winners from previous editions invited to attend. Among them, Emily Chebet, the victorious athlete from the 4th edition's women's 42.195km race, addressed the gathering with a promise to do her best to defend her title in the upcoming 5th edition, setting the stage for an exciting competition.
The 5th edition of the marathon is set to take place on October 1st, 2023, promising to be an exhilarating and unforgettable experience for all participants. Registration for this prestigious event is currently ongoing, and all interested individuals are encouraged to sign up and be part of this incredible journey.
For more information and to register for the Marathon 5th Edition, please visit www.eldoretcitymarathon.co.ke or contact +254 722 929 555.