annual Kafuta Marathon run is slated for this Saturday March 17 at the Kafuta
Village, Kombo East district.
The championship, organised by Kankiling Marathon Committee is designed to promote grass root sports in the village and the district in general. The event, which is running in its third year, attracts athletes from Greater Banjul Area and beyond.
Organisers say this year’s event is limited to junior category only within Kombo East. “We wanted to make it both junior and senior category but due to some constraints we are unable to make it happen. So we are limiting it to junior category only. The distances up for grabs this year are 4km for boys and 3km for girls,” says Ebrima Jassey, a member of the organising Committee.
He explained that their aim is to make the event bigger and better each year while calling on corporate bodies and companies to partner with them in promoting athletes at the grassroots.
He expressed optimism that the event would promote sports in the village as well as inspire long distance runners to showcase their talents.