Standard Chartered Marathon targets 25,000 runners
Organizers of the 12th edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon are targeting to register over 25,000 runners to participate in this year race set to be held on the 26th of October in the streets of Nairobi.
The Standard Chartered bank and the Nairobi County Government formalized an agreement to support preparations of the annual event.
The event which attracted a total of 23,000 participants last year brings together six different races including full and half marathon, 10km race, the wheelchair race and the family fun run.
Since the launch of the Marathon in 2003 only one winner has successfully defended their title and every year the marathon produces new winners.
Kenneth Mung’ara and Winfridah Kwamboka, who won last year’s edition, are expected to defend their titles and they expect tough competition from budding runners.
The proceeds of the event will benefit 3,000 people with eye problems through seeing is believing initiative.
Last year the event raised 23 million shillings for the ‘Seeing is believing’ charity up from 21 million shillings in 2012.