•The race will start at Kiptingo through Iten Town and back to Kamariny
•The athletes hope to use the race to sell their agenda
Elgeyo Marakwet athletes will use next month’s Iten 10km road race to raise funds in a bid to refurbish Kiptingo training track.
Kamariny Stadium is currently under renovation and athletes have been forced to train along the road with Elgeyo Marakwet County Government offering Kiptingo as the alternative training venue.
However, Kiptingo is not levelled and therefore not good for training. Led by former marathoner champion Elias Kiptum, the athletes hope to use the race to sell their agenda to the public and corporations to assist them to renovate the track.
“Our objective is to reconstruct the track and we are using 10km road race to raise funds and renovate this facility that will serve the majority of athletes,” said Kiptum.
The race will start at Kiptingo through Iten Town and back to Kamariny. Top class athletes are expected to grace the competition as they seek to motivate the upcoming athletes to embrace the sport.
Last weekend, the athletes met in Eldoret and formed a committee to spearhead the implementation of renovating the track.