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KATA Double Road Race 15K

Saturday September 7th, 2024
Thika, Kenya
Distance: Double 15K · Kids Race

The third annual KATA Double Road Race 15k will be held Sept 2, 2023 in Thika, Kenya. Start and finish plus half time break will be based at KATA.

Double Racing wascreated by Bob Anderson in the summer of 2010. Seven small events were staged by Ujena Fit Club in Mexico between Oct 2010 and Oct 2012 called the Bob Anderson 15k Challenge.

The first official Double Road Race washeld December 23, 2012. Nearly 1400 people registered for the Pleasanton, California event.The title event was the Double 15k. It's a 10k followed by a 5k with a break in between. The time when the second leg starts is called the restart. The 5k leg starts one hour and 45 minutes after thr start of the 10k.

"Double Racing is doable for runners at all levels. It is a new challenge for many while others have done many alreday," says creator Bob Anderson who also founded Runner's World magazine in 1966.

Bob Anderson staged two doubles in Kenya in the past. One in Thika in 2014 and one in Nyahururu in 2015. Both were the Double 21k (10 miles + break + 5k).

It was during those trips that Bob came up with the idea of setting up a training camp in Thika. He officially opened KATA (Kenyan Athletics Training Acdemy) Sept, 2021 and staged the first Double 15k in all of Africa on September 4, 2021. Donikal Komon was the winner that day clocking 44:42 (which was the fourth best time ever and the fastest in all of Africa). Joseph Njoroge ran two seconds faster in 2022.

The third annual KATA Double Road Race 15k will be held Sept 2, 2023 in Thika, Kenya. Start and finish plus half time break will be based at KATA.

KATA Double 15k 2021

Start of first leg 10k in 2021

Bob Anderson at 2021 event

2022 KATA Double 15k

2021 Double 15k

2022 eating some fruit during the break between the 10k and 5k

Sept 2 2023

2023 Double 15k

2023 race was fast

2023 results

2023 results

2023 event

2023 event. Bernard Musau won with a total time of 44:32 which is the fastest time ever in Kenya and tied as the third best all-time result.
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KATA Double Road Race 15K, Race Date: 2023-09-02, Distance: Double 15K
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 44:32 Bernard Musau 26 KEN
2nd Male 45:29 Job Kamonde 23 KEN
3rd Male 45:34 Nahashon Ndegwa 30 KEN
4th Male 45:47 Raphael Gacheru 24 KEN
2nd Female 53:27 KELLEN WAITHIRA 36 KEN
3rd Female 55:28 KAREN CHEPKWEMOI 22 KEN
4th Female 56:11 SUSAN NJUU 35 KEN
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 47:06 GABRIEL KAHURA 40 KEN
M 50-59 55:32 SAMUEL MAINA 56 KEN
M 70+ 1:14:31 JOSEPH KIRAIYU 71 KEN
F 50-59 61:56 SHEILAH MBAKU 53 KEN
KATA Double Road Race 15K

For our 2023 Double 15k the following prize money will be given out to our winners. 33,000 KES Plus 40,000 KES of bonus money if a world record is set (20K for first man and woman under the record). This bonus will be given out one week later once everything has been confirmed by the Double Road Race Federation.

The men's world record is held by Julius Koskei (KEN). He clocked 43:11 on May 10, 2015 in Pacific Grove, CA USA. He clocked 29:11 for the 10k leg and 14:00 for the 5k leg.

The women's world record is held by Risper Gesabwa (KEN). She clocked 48:45 on Dec 21, 2014 in Pleasanton, CA USA. She clocked 32:55 for the 10k leg and 15:49 for the 5k leg.

Here was the break down for the prize money for both men and women for the 2023 event. Prize money was handed out to the winners at the event at KATA.

1st place - 5k KES
2nd place -3k KES
3rd place - 2k KES
4th place - 1.5k KES
5th place - 1k KES

1st 40-59 - 2.5k KES
1st 60-69 - 1.5k KES

1st 70 plus - 1k KES

This event is sponsored by KATA, My Best Runs, Ujena Fit Club and Train the Kenyan Way and is an official Double Road Race Fedetation event.

To enter call Florence KATA manager 0729 074 388

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