2012 Kisumu World AIDS Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K Children's Walk

About This Activity

Looking to run in a marathon/ half marathon where running is the national pastime of the country. Don't be surprised to find a 5 year old running alongside you, barefoot, I did. As a result the Richard M. Brodsky Foundation now sends shoes to Kenya. Running shoes are like GOLD in Kenya. Bring along an extra pair of shoes and a few dollars as well to give to orphans. Join us after the Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K Children's Walk for an afternoon of entertainment in Jomo Kenyatta Sports Stadium.

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The $120 fee will entitle the first 100 runners who sign up to have dinner at REACH-OUT ORPHANS SUPPORT CENTRE the evening before the December 1st, World AIDS Day Marathon. Hezekiah Nyaranga cares for the orphans as if they were their own and provides medical care and education for the orphans. The festivities at �REACH-OUT� will begin at 3 PM and end at 6 PM.

Your $120 Entry Fee will also entitle you to another late afternoon dinner dance at HOPE INITIATIVE. Rispah Ochola is the Program Coordinator and she struggles to provide meals and education for the orphans. Hope Initiative is located in Kendu Bay, the paternal home of President Obama's great-grandfather, a place our President traveled to, to visit his relatives.

The. $120 fee will entitle the first 100 runners who sign up to have dinner at 3 orphan dinner dances on November 28, 29 & 30. Medical care will also be provided at these orphan dinner dances. If you are a doctor, nurse or licensed physical therapist and would like to help, please write me at richardm.brodsky@gmail.com. Transportation will be provided and we will be leaving from the Imperial Hotel and brought back to the Duke of Breeze Hotel, both hotels are within 2 minutes walk from Jomo Kenyatta Sports Stadium.November 28, 2012 orphan dinner dance at Beldina Opiyo's project, Amelio Primary School in Amelio Village 2:30 - 5:30 PM. We will depart from the Imperial Hotel at 1 PM and we will leave Amelio Village about 5:30.November 29, 2012 orphan dinner dance at Dr. Bonyo�s, The Mama Pilista Bonyo Memorial Health Centre, irrigation sub-location, 2 - 5 PM. We will depart from the Imperial Hotel at 12:30 PM and we will leave the Health Centre about 5:00.November 30, 2012 orphan dinner dance at Rispah Ochola�s, Hope Initiative, Kendu Bay, 3 - 6 PM. Kendu Bay is the paternal home of President Obama's great-grandfather, a place our President traveled to, to visit his relatives. You can walk in the footsteps where the Obama clan previously lived. We will depart at 12:30 and we will leave Hope Initiative about 6:00.You will have the rare and unique pleasure of dining and dancing with a minimum of 300 orphans and being entertained by them as well. If you cannot attend the orphan dinner dances please write me as transportation is costly to arrange.Photos of last year's World AIDS Marathon, Orphan Dinner and Children�s Walk can be viewed by visiting the link, http://www.worldaidsmarathon.com/PhotosfromWAM2011.html.Prize money will be $1,000 minimum. This is clearly not a race to run if prize money is your goal. The prize is raising awareness about the plight of AIDS sufferers and the orphans of Africa. The marathon and half marathon running fees for Kenyan runners is 50 shillings, about 75 cents, and can be paid on-site the morning of the marathon. Please arrive by 5 AM. Alternately there will be a few facilities for Kenyans to sign up in advance, locations to be determined.

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Dr. Richard L. Sartori of Garden City Pediatric examined 56 orphans a both orphan dinner dances on November 29 and 30, 2011.

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Start of World AIDS Marathon 2011, 29 wheelchair participants were included in a field of 404 runners.

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The American Medical Student Association prepared this slide. This was one of the orphan dinner dances the Richard M. Brodsky Foundation. Since 2006, the Brodsky Foundation has sponsored orphan dinner dances for 2,800 Kenyan orphans.

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Start of the 2004 World AIDS Marathon. Zeus, King of the G-ds came to Kisumu, Kenya to see how his modern day marathon was faring.

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President Obama's grandmother, pictured in the blue dress, second from right, waved the Kenyan flag signifying the start of the 2008 World AIDS Marathon

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