On 16th September, Family Bank launched the 10th edition of our annual Family Bank Eldoret Half Marathon at Athletics Kenya headquarters in Riadha House. This year’s marathon being the Bank’s 10th anniversary is one with a difference with introduction of a CSR cause with proceeds going to the Family Group Foundation to cater for education.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, David Thuku made a cheque presentation of Ksh 10 Million to the Athletics Kenya President, Gen (Rtd) Jack Tuwei who commended the bank for its continued support to athletics development in the country. The Bank had another first, as we are the first to be awarded with a permit according to the new Athletics Kenya (AK) Rules and Regulations Section 2: 2.9. The launch was graced by Rio Gold medalists Eliud Kipchoge and Jemima Sumgong, AK officials and Family Bank staff.
In this year’s edition of the marathon to be held on Sunday 9th October 2016, the Bank has doubled the prize money of the top winners poised to take home half a million shillings each in both the men and women’s half marathon category.
More than 1,000 participants are targeted from across the country and they can choose to participate either as an individual or as a team. Runners will be eligible for awards in the races for which they have registered for.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Proceeds from this year’s marathon will support an educational cause in Eldoret through the Family Group Foundation. The Family Group Foundation seeks to transform families positively by catalysing transformative change in the areas of education. In order to support this, the Bank has introduced a modest registration fee of Ksh 200 payable via our MPESA pay bill number 222325, Account number 082000012918.
Family Bank is keen on nurturing young upcoming athletes. This year, the Rio marathon gold medalists – Eliud Kipchoge, who participated in last year’s marathon and Jemima Sumgong will grace the Family Bank Marathon.
Since its launch 10 years ago, Family Bank Eldoret Half Marathon has produced talented world champions including Mercy Kibarus, 2013 Brussels IAAF 12KM medalist, Wilson Kipsang, 2013 Berlin Marathon, Moses Kigen, winner 2009 and 2010 who went ahead to win Standard Chartered Marathon 2009 and finished in position 6 at the Boston marathon. He has also participated in the London marathon. Solomon Bushiendich who won in 2008 participant in Amsterdam , Lille and Rotterdam marathon, while Priscah Cheptoo winner of 2009 and 2010 won in Paris marathon of 2011 ,Milano in 2009,Valencia in 2010 and Podofa Italy in 2010. She was also number 2 at the 2011 world championship in Daegu.
MARATHON RACE DETAILS
The Marathon will take place on Sunday October 9th 2016. Flag off will be at 7:00 a.m. outside Family Bank Eldoret West Branch.
The marathon will cover a 21KM loop within town starting outside the Family Bank Eldoret West Branch on Uganda Road in Eldoret town, pass through the Eldoret Main Branch on Kenyatta Street and end at Zion Mall on Ronald Ngala Street.
Registration started on Monday 19th September 2016 and closes on Thursday 6th October 2016 at any Family Bank branch country wide and also available on the website.
How to register:
For online registration: download-online-marathon-registration-form
**Ensure correct and current mobile number is indicated on the online registration form.