The runner up will pocket Sh60,000, third placed (Sh38,000) and Sh33,000 for fourth position. In the 10km race, the winner pocket Sh15,000 with the runner-up receiving Sh10,000. The third-placed runner will go home with kshs8,000.
The event will also have a schools relay race . The race is run under the famous Ekiden route and geared towards harnessing grass root talent and creating future world athletic champions.
Kamiri said the schools relay will become a permanent feature of the race with this year's participation widened to include schools from across the country. Kamiri said race has continued to grow in stature with more athletes looking to participate as they seek to test their mettle in the marathon.
"This is breeding ground for champions to come and test their strength and see if they can step out to the full marathon event," noted Kamiri.
"We have already drawn the route map which has been approved by Athletics Kenya and informed athletes of the route that is expected of them in the course," added Kamiri.
Philemon Gitia who won the 2009 edition of the UAP Ndakaini marathon is among the elite runner who have confirmed participation.
Source: THE STAR