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Mombasa to host Hash Migration


NAIROBI, Kenya, April 23- Mombasa will host the 2012 edition of the Great Hash Migration race from May 17 to 20 where over 1000 participants from 50 nations are expected to take part.

The event that will witness members of the Hash House Harriers, an international group of non-competitive running, social and drinking clubs take on to the terrain received Sh5m from integrated communications firm, Safaricom on Monday.

“Our contribution is geared towards ensuring that the Kenya chapter of the World Interhash stages the most successful world event yet in line with our rich history of athletics excellence,” the firm’s head of relations and communications, Victoria Kaigai said.

Every month, the Kenyan chapter of the Harriers run in unfamiliar trails in Kenya and neighboring countries with contestants being invited every year to go across the borders to join others in new experiences.

Hashing began in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1938 and took root in Kenya in 1978.