SPONSORS of the county’s richest athletics event, the Old Mutual Westgate half-marathon have upped the stakes for the second edition of the event pouring more than $100 000.
The event which is set for Sunday, November 10 at Westgate shopping mall will see prizes worth $25 000 being won on the day, up from last year’s $16 000.
According to Old Mutual spokesperson Grace Mukahanana, the sponsors are trying to spread athletics across the country as they had the Old Mutual Vumba Mountain race last week, the Westgate marathon set for Harare this weekend as well as another race set for Bulawayo in December.
She, however, emphasised that the Westgate marathon remained the biggest of them all in terms of rewards. We are trying hard to spread the sport across the country.
“The Westgate marathon remains the biggest of them all,” she said.