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Moshi businesses given Kilimanjaro Marathon challenges

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Kilimanjaro Premium Lager International Marathon

Members of the business community in Kilimanjaro Region, especially those residing in Moshi Municipality, have been urged to utilise the annual Kilimanjaro Premiem Lager International Marathon to boost their businesses.

Kilimanjaro Regional Commisseioner, Anna Mghwira made the plea during the launch of the 17th edition of East Africa’s of most importantant Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon scheduled for March 3, this year.

“Hotel owners for example can some out with new and different packages which could attract many participants and other visitor who come to Kilimanjaro Region during this important annual event,” she hinted.

The organizers and sponsors of the event include the Kilimanjaro Premium Lager (42 kilometers) — main sponsors — Tigo 21 km and Grand Malt for the 5 km fun run.

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Others sponsors are KK Security, Keys Hotels, Kilimanjaro Water, TPC Sugar, Simba Cement, AAR, Kibo Palace Hotels, Precision Air, CMC Automobiles while Barclays Bank Limited are new sponsors.

“May I take this opportunity to thank the organizers of this marathon event which include the Wild Frontiers, Deep Blue Media and the National Coordinators the Executive Solutions, for making it a success,” she said.

Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Brand Manager, Pamela Kikuli, said it was a great sense of pleasure for the Tanzania Breweries Company (TBL) to unveil the campaign for this year’s event under the new slogan of The People’s Race.”

The Tigo Northern Zone Manager, sponsors of the Half Marathon, Lilian Mwalongo, said the company was proud to be part of Kilimanjaro Marathon for the fouth year running.

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“During all these years of Tigo’s presence in this event, we have proved to be the best and most reliable means of payment for all local marathon enthusiasts,” she said.

According to the Kilimanjaro Marathon Race Director, John Addison, there will be during this year’s event a number of additional activities, including a super weekend of festivivities within the municipality.