400km Aberdare Fence Relay Run Begins

Tegla Loroupe Flaggs of Run

Tegla Loroupe Flaggs off Run

Over 25,000 fence line families were involved in the second annual Aberdare Schools Relay organized by Rhino Ark and KWS as a joint awareness venture.

Eighty eight schools – all within a close distance of the Aberdare fence line will participate in the relay run.

Staged from 14th June 2011, teams of 10 will run carrying the Run Baton which started at Bondeni and present it to the nearest next school.

Bondeni Primary School – the nearest to the site where President Kibaki commissioned the Rhino Ark fence near Mweiga started the run. It will follow the fence line southwards, eastwards, to the west and finally north ending at Amboni Secondary School back in Mweiga.

Olympic Champion runner Tegla Loroupe flagged off the run. Loroupe holds the women’s world running records for 20, 25 and 30 kilometres and previously held the women’s world marathon record.

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