A total of 18 clubs will compete in this year’s inter-clubs scheduled for Sunday, January 27 in Muhanga district, Southern Province.
The championship is being organized by the Rwanda Athletics Federation (RAF) as part of the 2008 national calendar. The event takes place every two months.
RAF Secretary General, Appolinier Munyangoga had earlier said that all 26 local clubs would take part, but the number has now reduced to 18 after the other eight pulled out for different reasons.
Clubs that have confirmed their participation include; APR, New Athletics Club (NAS), Police, Puma, Gatenga, Kabuga, National University of Rwanda (NUR), Nyamasheke, Muhanga, Ruhango, Kamonyi, Rulindo, Burera, Gicumbi, Rutsiro, Nyabihu, Rusizi and Huye Athletics Club.
According to RAF rules and regulation governing the competition, each contesting club will enter a maximum of three athletes in 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, and 10000m.
Each club will also enter one team in the 4X100m and the 4X400m relays while two athletes from each club will compete in long, high and triple jumps respectively.