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2012 Menengai Geothermal-Half Marathon
The Menengai Geothermal Half-Marathon is an annual event that will be held at the Menengai Caldera and around Nakuru Town. The event is organized by the Geothermal Development Company (GDC), a state-owned parastatal established as a Special Purpose Vehicle to fast-track the development of geothermal resources in Kenya. GDC aspires to develop 5, 000 MWe by 2030.
The Inaugural Menengai Geothermal Half-Marathon will be held on Sunday, November 11th 2012.
Over 5,000 local and international athletes are expected take a run next to the Menengai Geothermal Project, one of the world’s greatest and biggest single geothermal fields.
The marathon will enable great world beaters to be born out of Nakuru County yearly.
The Marathon will start at Nyanyo Gardens, in Nakuru town and ends at the same point.
1. Half-Marathon 21KM
2. 10 KM Race
3. Schools Race (1 team per school) 10KM
4. Fun/Family Race 5KM
Registration is now open at any GDC offices in Nairobi, Nakuru and Naivasha. It closes on November 2, 2012.
About the Menengai Geothermal Half-Marathon
The Menengai Geothermal Half-Marathon is a charity event organized to empower locals within Nakuru County to embrace sports. The main objective of the marathon is to promote athletics, which is a National heritage much as geothermal energy is. Just as athletics have put Kenya in the global map, geothermal will soon propel Kenya into international limelight.
Already, Kenya holds the first position in the world in terms of the percentage of geothermal energy supplied to the National grid. In line with GDC’s aspiration of ‘Powering the Vision’, the Menengai Geothermal Half-Marathon provides an opportunity for budding athletes to discover their prowess. It also provides an opportunity for seasoned athletes to practice ahead of upcoming championships. This way, GDC will be powering the dreams of athletes in the Nakuru County region and beyond.
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