Posted by:Eric Njiru
Brookside Brand manager Rebecca Munge presents the cheque to Marsden Madoka
The 12th edition of Madoka Half Marathon has received a major boost as Brookside Limited injected up to Ksh500,000 worth of sponsorship.
The winners in the men’s and women’s 21km men’s and women’s races will receive a cash prize of Sh500,000 with second position getting Ksh 250,000 and Ksh 100,000 for position three.
Brookside Brand Manager Rebecca Munge present the sponsorship cheque on Wednesday at Riadha house for the October 21st half marathon that will happen in Taita.
Brookside are not only involved in the Athletics series but also are the main sponsor of Kenya Secondary School Sports Association.
Event Manager Gerald Mshanga said arrangements of the 12th edition are in top gear with both men and women defending champions Hosea Macharinyang and Lucy Chelimo confirming their attendance.
Event founder Marsden Madoka says he looks forward to establishing a foundation that to run the event in future.
All races are targeted for the local community members aside from the 21km race, which is open to the public. Interested athletes can register at any Athletics Kenya offices.
In 2016, the marathon attracted over 2,000 athletes and has continued to play the decisive role of a breeding ground and launching pad for athletes, who have gone to conquer the world in major races. Panuel Mkungo from Taita Taveta county won three consecutive marathons in the US including the Philadelphia Half Marathon.