Friday, 31 August 2012
Legendary Kadenge to participate in KQ Maasai Mara Marathon
By Fred Maingi in Nairobi
Kenya’s football legend Joe Kadenge will participate in the
forthcoming 2012 Kenya Airways Masai Mara Marathon slated for
September 21 at the Lemek conservancy.
The event’s technical director Billy Konchelah said Kadenge despite
the race being an athlete affair, they wanted to make it incorporate other
personalities from other sporting disciplines.
“The marathon is not only about athletics ,it is all about sports in
general,” said the two time World 800m and 1987 All Africa Games
Konchelah said Kadenge will be instrumental in encouraging the locals
to also focus on football and not athletics only.
“Kadenge will be honoured as Masaai elder. This will make him have a
sense of belonging to the event and the community so that it is
not a one off thing for the legend,” he said.
The director said the 800m Olympic and world record holder David
Rudisha is among celebrated athletes who have confirmed gracing the
He said the others include, World and Olympic 3000m steeplechase
champion Ezekiel Kemboi, five time world cross country champion John
Ngugi, winner of the 3,000 m steeplechase at the 1988 Summer Olympics
in Seaoul Julius Kariuki and national 400m record holder Ruth
Former hurdler Rose Tata Muya, Barcelona Olympic and All Africa Games
champion William Tanui, two time Boston Marathon winner Moses Tanui
and former world marathon record holder Paul Tergat.
Meanwhile, organisers have released details of accommodation packages.
Situated in Nkilenya Plains in the Lemek Wildlife Conservancy, the
Marathon Village comprises a self-catering camp and three tented
camps. The self –catering village has no minimum night restriction.
However, the tented camps Twiga, Chui & KQ Premiere World have a two
night minimum stay.
The first accommodation option at “KQ Simba Self Catering” charges
will be 3,000 Kshs per adult per night & 1,000 Kshs per child per
night (child 7yrs – 12yrs).
The campsite is equipped with water points, toilets and cold showers.
However, those wishing to use the campsite are required to bring
camping equipment and food for the duration of their stay.
A self-catering area will be demarcated on site, secured with a
perimeter fence for security. Those staying at the camp can drive to
the camp and orgarnisers assure their vehicles will be safe.
In the second accommodation option at “Twiga Tented Campsite”
features a 2 Night Full Board Package at Ksh18,000 per adult sharing
and Ksh9,000 per child sharing (7- 12years). Those staying in this
camp will only be required to bring along their personal amenities.
“KQ Chui Camp” will offer two night Full Board Package at 24,000 Kshs
per adult sharing, 12,000 Kshs per child sharing (7- 12yrs). The camp
offers larger tents accommodating 2 people with camping beds &
furniture, toilets and showers.
The fourth option, “KQ Premiere World Camp”, offers an exclusive
luxury experience complete with privacy and the highest level of
service. The 2 Night Full Board Package costs Ksh150,000 per adult.