Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Mwanza to host Rock City Marathon

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Suleiman Jongo

Capital-Plus International, a sports marketing firm, has organised a 21-kilometre race dubbed Rock City Marathon 2009 slated for Mwanza on October 4.

Events coordinator Phillipo Simon said the race would start at CCM Kirumba Stadium and pass through city's streets, then back to the stadium.

He said runners from all over the country as well as neighbouring countries were encouraged to participate in the gruelling race.

The official said they had already sent invitations to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia.

"We expect it to be the biggest sporting event to be staged in the region and we also hope that it will unearth many young talents," he said.

Apart from promoting sports, the event would also serve to market plentiful country's' tourist attractions. "We realised sports can play a very big role in promoting tourism, therefore we decided to organise the race so as to market some attractions in Mwanza," he said.

Mwanza has a number of attractions like the Saa Nane Island, Rubondo and huge boulders around Lake Victoria.

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