The minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Hon. Professor Jumanne Maghembe (second right) when he officially launched Ngorongoro Half Marathon at Loduare Entrance Gate in Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Right is the Karatu District Commissioner Omary Qwang.
THE 9th annual Ngorongoro Marathon took place on April 16, 2016. The standard half marathon (21km) started at Loduare Entrance gate in Ngorongoro Conservation Area to finish at Mazingira Bora grounds in Karatu District town.
The race was held to raise money and awareness for the fight against malaria, and to support the Maasai pre-school children. The event was graced by the Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Professor Jumanne Maghembe, as the guest of honor.
There were 3 categories of races; children took part in the short race of 2.5 km while other participants completed the 5 km race and were awarded with medals for their outstanding efforts.
The minister, encouraged Tanzanians to visit Ngorongoro Conservation Area and reminded them that the entry fees for the locals is just 1,500/= Tanzanian shillings while the vehicle fee is 10,000/= Tanzanian shillings only for them to see all types of wildlife found in Ngorongoro