The Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon organizing committee has today announced that it has decided to maintain the registration fee at Kshs 2000 during the entire registration period.
This follows conversations with possible participants who cited the current costs of living as a likely impediment to their participation. The previous late registration fee had been set at Kshs 2500.
Commenting on this, Peter Gitau, Chairman, Local Organizing Committee said ‘’ In our quest to deliver an inclusive, sustainable and accessible marathon, we have been engaging with both registered and non-registered runners. During these conversations, we were exposed to requests for a lower capped fee to enable more people to participate in the marathon. With this in mind and cognizant of the current economic reality, we are pleased to cap the registration fee at KES 2000 for the entire registration period. We want to see as many people as possible participate in this year’s marathon and hope that this will be an additional incentive.’’
In addition, the local organizing committee has extended the registration deadline to 28th October 2022 to give people ample time to register for the marathon. This follows increased demand and inquiries on registration.
‘’We have received a substantial number of enquiries and interest on the marathon registration process as well as the timelines. To allow for a seamless registration process, we have extended marathon registration by 12 days up to 28th October 2022. This will ensure that all willing participants have ample time to register and collect their kits.’’ He concluded.
Registration for the 19th edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon is currently ongoing at www.nairobimarathon.com, with physical and virtual runs available. The physical run will be held on 30th October while virtual runners can run from wherever they are from Monday 24th October 2022 to Sunday 30th October 2022. Participants can choose to participate in different categories namely: 42km, 21km, 10 km, 21km Wheelchair
All proceeds will be channeled towards the bank’s Futuremakers initiative which aims to tackle inequality and promote economic inclusion for the younger generation.