Posted by Catherine Njuguna on Nov 01, 2018

On October 14, all roads in Dar as Salaam led to the Green, in the upmarket Masaki area, the start and the finishing point for the Dar Rotary marathon. This year was the tenth edition of the event which continues to grow in numbers and events from its humble beginning in 2009 as a charity walk with 700 participants.

The chief guests and patron of the event the former President His Excellency Al-Haj, Ali Hassan Mwinyi was at the event to receive and hand out medals to the winners. Winners of the 42-km event, were Samson Ntandu and Sarah Ramadhani in the male and female races respectively both from Tanzania.


The event attracted over 15,000 runners, walkers and bikers – up from 14,000 last year who took part in 5 km and 9 km walks, a 21.1 km and 42.2 km marathons and, 21.1 km and 42.2 km cycling. 


The marathon was yet again to raise funds to support the Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) to help provide affordable health care to the needy. 


The marathon is a joint project of the eight Rotary Clubs of Dar es Salaam and this year’s Marathon Chair was Rotarian Catherinerose Barreto. 

Caption: Bikers at the starting line 


Caption: Finishing the run at first place


Caption: Winners for the men's 42.2KM run


Caption: DG  Sharmila awarding the medal to the oldest female marathon runner.


Caption: Past President of Tanzania, H.E Ali Hassan Mwinyi and patron of the marathon


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