The 19th edition of the Nairobi Standard Chartered Marathon 2022 has been officially launched to allow athletes to register for the October 30 championship dubbed ‘run as one’ that will be hosted at the Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi.
The Saturday launch held at Nairobi Arboretum hosted by the Standard Chartered organizers was also attended by the Athletics Kenya president Jackson Tuwei and Ministry of Sports Deputy Commissioner Jackson Indakwa.
Also present was Nairobi County’s Chief Officer of Sports Daniel Ngari, StanChart chairman Peter Gitau, Stanchart Chief Executive Officer Kariuki Ngari among others.
Tuwei lauded the launch terming the main event as the oldest marathon in the country and a consistent one which has been supported by the Athletics Kenya from the onset.
“An event which is well organized will obviously be enjoyed by everyone from the media, participants and the spectators because it is being done in a proper manner.
Because of the success of the standard chartered marathon, there are those marathons that have been inspired like the Kisumu marathon, Mombasa marathon and also the Eldoret marathon although I don’t know what happened to the Kisumu and Mombasa marathons,” Tuwei said.
Indakwa congratulated the standard chartered marathon organizers for doing an exemplary job.
“You have run this event for the last 19 straight years and one thing I can note is that you have tapped talents right from the grassroots and have served to encourage other marathons to come out which champions for exposing talents of other athletes.
You do not just run for fun but have good objectives because the proceeds of this event has been able to better the society in one way or another and we want to encourage this,” he said.
For athletes to register, they should visit www.nairobimarathon.com and select the preferred race from; 10km, 42km, 21km, 5km and also the corporate challenge.
Registration fee for the October event is Ksh2000 with the physical race slated for October 30 at Uhuru Gardens while the virtual race is scheduled for October 24-29.
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