REA joined other sponsors at the launch of the 2018 Mwea Classic Marathon and also the celebration of its 10th anniversary at the Athletics Kenya office in Nairobi. During the occasion, REA presented a donation of Kshs. 900,000/- towards the 2018 event. The chief guest, at the occasion, Athletics Kenya President Lt. Gen (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei congratulated the sponsors for supporting youth empowerment and the development of athletics in the country.
ea Marathon organizers’ led by Chairman Charles Gichobi informed the meeting that Kirinyaga County has a high untapped potential for producing world class athletes as it has previously produced Daniel Wanjiru the 2017 London Marathon and 2016 Amsterdam Marathon winner. Kirinyaga County has also produced Morris Munene the 2016 Madrid half marathon winner.
In attendance were officials from the Mwea Marathon, Athletics Kenya, the County Government of Kirinyaga, two time Olympic champion David Rudisha and former world marathon record holder Patrick Makau. The 2018 Mwea Marathon which was held on 21st July 2018 at Wanguru stadium, Mwea Constituency, Kirinyaga County. The marathon is an annual event whose objective is to promote the uptake of athletics as a sport by the youth in the county. Proceeds from the race are also used for promotion of education initiatives in the County.