A week after finishing second in the will star in the Rabies Free Kenya 10km race at Kapsabet show ground on Saturday (September 22).
Kipruto who jetted back to the country on Wednesday a happy man after coming second in last Sunday’s Berlin Marathon by clocking 2:06:20, will be the star attraction in the race.
Nelly Jepkosgei , a second place finisher in the 2018 IAAF Diamond League in Doha has also confirmed participation.
The registration been pegged at Sh300 per athlete with the organisers urging runners to turn up in large numbers for this charitable course.
The event is the brainchild of Sharon Live On Foundation, meant to create awareness about rabies and on the need to vaccinate animals that spread the disease especially dogs.
Sharon Live On Foundation founder Barnaba Korir, whose daughter Sharon died from rabies in 2004 after she was bitten by a stray dog, said his vision is to eradicate rabies in the country, hence the initiative to pioneer the vaccination campaign.
Korir “Apart from the race, we will do education on the subject, and in the past, we have covered various areas. Our country will be free of rabies if its citizens get the correct information,” Korir said.
“We intend to make the race an annual event by hosting it in different counties to create rabies awareness. We first hosted in Kisumu and shifted to Kapsabet,” said Korir.
Among the sponsors of the event include SharonLive On Foundation , New Kenya Cooperative Creameries (KCC), County Government of Nandi and Golazo
There will be a 2km race for kids.
For registration and further information athletes and well-wishers can call 0723772643 or 071923939.
Last year, Emmanuel Bor and Judy Cherotich battled the punishing hot weather conditions to win the inaugural Sharon Live On 10km run in Kisumu.
Kapsabet-based Bor clocked 29:44.16 to emerge victorious beating Daniel Buret to second in 29:56.07 while Lameck Mwakio sealed the podium in 30:20.56.
Cherotich timed 36:35.82 for the victory while Esther Borura settled second in 36:36.92 as Emily Jemutai finished third in 37:47.62.