Press Release: Dodoma Marathon to promote healthy living in Tanzania

As a means of supporting the Government’s initiative on healthy living, and Capital City promotion, Vision Sports has organized a second edition of the annual Dodoma Marathon. The city of Dodoma will transform into a centre of fun and fitness for the whole family on November 10, 2018 as bubbling capital prides of its event. 

“We are thrilled to be hosting an event which will not only bring the nation together, but one which promotes our diverse culture and tourism,” said Dodoma Athletic Tanzania Chairperson Mr. Stanslaus Nyange. “With a high influx of visitors into the city we will see a boost in the region’s economic development and athletic upliftment,” he said. 

Race weekend will include a 42km Full Marathon, 21km Half Marathon, a 5Km fun run and 2.5Km Kids Dash – this has been added to influence athletics at early age and create future Dodoma Marathon ambassadors, with additional monetary prizes toping over Tsh7 million awarded to top participants winners in event. Elite marathon runners as well as first timers from across the country and beyond are expected to participate in this upcoming competition. 

Kicking off and finishing at the Jamhuri Stadium, the Dodoma Marathon will be a race like no other. With its majestic landscape and historical monuments, Dodoma city offers runners a picturesque backdrop as they make their way to the finish line. 

“As we lead up to the marathon, we will continue to raise awareness and inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle and enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing,” said Ally Nchahaga, Managing Director of Vision Investments.  “Once you get into the habit of maintaining a healthy routine, you will be able to see, feel, and experience the benefits of healthy living,” he said. 

About Vision Investments 

Vision Investments is a one stop centre for a complete range for strategic ideation and new technologies needed to place any business at front mark. Vision’s objectives are to identify, design, develop, provide and market effective sustainable solutions that meet specific client needs that ensure greater efficiencies, competence and strategic value-added solutions. Vision also specializes in web solutions, graphic design, marketing consultancy and event management.

 Vision Sports services include:

-          Sports Sponsorship Acquisition & Management

  • Sports Event concept & Origination
  • Sports marketing and promotion 

For more information visit: www.vision.co.tz 

Dodoma Marathon Hotline: 0677 300 500

Dodoma Marathon to promote healthy living in Tanzania

As a means of supporting the Government’s initiative on healthy living, Tigo Tanzania, in collaboration with Visions Sports have launched an annual marathon dubbed as the Dodoma Marathon. The city of Dodoma will transform into a centre of fun and fitness for the whole family on November 12, 2017 as this growing capital hosts the inaugural event. 

The announcement was made during a joint press conference held in Dodoma today, graced by the Regional Commissioner of Dodoma, Hon. Jordan Rugimbana. 

“We are thrilled to be hosting an event which will not only bring the nation together, but one which promotes our diverse culture and tourism,” said Hon. Rugimbana. “With a high influx of visitors into the city we will see a boost in the region’s economic development,” he said.

 

Race weekend will include a 42km Full Marathon, 21km Half Marathon, a 10km Run and a 5km Fun Walk, with additional prizes awarded to top participants in each event distance. Elite marathon runners as well as first timers from across the country and beyond are expected to participate in this much anticipated competition. 

“We are proud to sponsor an event which encourages people to remain fit and healthy, utilize their skills in sports and shine,” said Henry Kinabo, Tigo’s Zonal Director - North Zone. “We are looking forward to grow with this event, as it continues to bring fresh ideas to the table and supports local development while revealing Dodoma to the worldwide community,” he said, adding that Tigo would be sponsoring the 21km half marathon event. 

Kicking off and finishing at the Jamhuri Stadium, the Dodoma Marathon will be a race like no other. With its majestic landscape and historical monuments, Dodoma city offers runners a picturesque backdrop as they make their way to the finish line. 

How to Train for a Marathon

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For many runners, the desire to do a marathon is about personal challenge. You might want to test your limits or prove that you can go the distance. Perhaps a friend has talked you into it. Maybe you'd like to lose weight, get healthier or raise awareness for a charity.

Whatever your reason, hold on to it and remind yourself of it often during the months that lie ahead. When your legs are tired or the weather is nasty, maintaining your motivation will help you get out the door.

For an overview on how to get started in the sport—including shoe selection, stretching techniques and proper mechanics—see the REI Expert Advice article, Running Basics.

 

Getting Started

Be aware of your limits. The 26.2 miles in a marathon put you at a significantly higher risk for injury than your daily neighborhood jogs. Consult with your physician before embarking on any training program.

Start early: Conventional wisdom recommends that aspiring marathoners run consistent base mileage for at least a year before embarking on a marathon training program.

One of the most common causes of injury is building weekly mileage too soon, too fast—so don't underestimate the importance of consistently running at least 20–30 miles a week regularly before committing to training for a marathon.