“We today (Friday) announce to sponsor this year’s Safari International Marathon in a bid to support local talent development. We believe platforms like the Safari International Marathon can be a catalyst in producing good sports ambassadors both nationally and internationally,” Grant said.Grant, however said, his bank will continue supporting various sports activities in the years ahead because the bank realizes the importance of sports.
According to the Safari International Marathon Event Coordinator Victor Mollel, all is set for this year's Safari International Marathon. He also expressed optimism that this year’s event will be better than last year’s.According to him, the event will cover races that include a 21-kilometre Half Marathon, 10km Disabled Race, 5km Corporate Challenge, 5km Kids Competition and 5km Family Run, adding that most of the events would start and end at the Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium in Arusha, where the winners will be awarded.
Mollel said the event is expected to attract over 1,500 young athletics from Tanzania, as well as participants from other East African Community (EAC) member states that include Kenya and Uganda as well as as participants from the United States of America.