Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon has today hosted the Coast Satellite run at the Treasury Square Roundabout in Mombasa County.
The race was flagged off by Chief Guest, Governor Mombasa County, H.E Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir. The Coast Satellite Run is in preparation of the 19th edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon which is set for the 30th of October 2022 at Uhuru Gardens.
Over 200 runners drawn from running clubs, corporates and the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) community participated in the event which featured 5km and 10km runs. The Governor then led participants in tree planting at the County Garden. The marathon targets to plant at least 25,000 trees through the slogan of ‘a tree per runner’.
Commenting on the Coast Satellite Run, Local Organising Committee – Chairman, Peter Gitau said, “it is our ambition to ensure that our marathons are open and inclusive. In doing this, they stimulate community engagement, civic engagement and local economic development. We have therefore created satellite runs such as this one to provide runners across Kenya with an opportunity to participate in the marathon. We are grateful for the support of the county, our clients and the communities in making this race a success. We encourage other counties to join us for the virtual marathon from Sunday 23rd October 2022 to Sunday 30th October 2022 as we run for a worthy cause.”
Other Satellite Runs
The Coast Satellite Run is first among satellite races with Kisumu Satellite Run scheduled for 28th October 2022 and the Kakamega Satellite Run for 29th of October 2022. In recognition of the prevailing economic times, the marathon has capped the registration fee at KES 2,000 and extended registration period to 28th October 2022. Participants can also register and pick their running kit on the spot by visiting the KIT collection centre at Uhuru Gardens between 24th and 29th October 2022. This year’s marathon will feature different race categories namely: 10km, 21km, 21km Wheelchair Race, 42km and the 42km Corporate Relay.
All marathon proceeds go towards the FutureMakers Initiative. We are working with disadvantaged young people – especially girls and the visually impaired – to gain new skills and expertise to improve their chances of getting a job or starting their own business.