Tarishi Hauwawi

February 23, 2009

Top artistes to colour Kili Marathon 2009 on Sunday in Moshi

Filed under: michezo — tarishi @ 10:54 pm

Famous music band Twanga Pepeta Original and Bongo flavour artiste Afande Sele are expected to colour this year’s Kilimanjaro Marathon set for Moshi on Sunday. Executive Solutions Managing Director Aggrey Marealle, whose firm coordinates the event, said yesterday that the artistes will entertain during and after the marathon.

“In order to bring more excitement to the event, Twanga Pepeta Original – one of the most exciting bands in Tanzania with their Congolese style and Afande Sele will perform at the event,” said Marealle. Meanwhile, winners of this year’s Kilimanjaro Marathon will pocket 3m/- up from 2.5m/- awarded to the winners last year, organizers announced today.

Kilimanjaro Premium Lager brand Manager Oscar Shelukindo, who are the event main sponsors, said today that the prize will be awarded to both male and female winners. He said first runners-up in the 42.2km race will pocket 1.5m/-, while the second runners-up will take home 850,000/-. Shelukindo further said that fourth to tenth will get cash prizes. Earlier, Marelalle said 21.1km Half Marathon winners in both category will pocket 1.5m/-, while the first runners-up will get 750,000/-.

The third placed will take home 4250, 000/-. This year event would also see disabled competing in the 21.1km Standard Chartered race, where winners in various categories including wheelchair and tricycle will pocket 300,000/-, while the second placed will take home 150,000/- cash prize. Vodacom Tanzania, who are the sponsors of the 5km Fun run, have also set aside prizes for the winners including handsets worth 200,000/- to be awarded to the funniest dressed runner.



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