Over 1,200 friends of Karura Forest (FKF) joined millions of Kenyans who were glued to their screens on Sunday to get a glimpse of Eliud Kipchoge rewriting history by winning a record 5th Berlin marathon title.
The watch party, which was held in Karura Forest, brought together a vibrant community for a day of athleticism and unity at their anniversary race.
The day commenced with the pounding of enthusiastic feet as the Anniversary Race kicked off at the serene Karura Forest at 8 a.m., with participants competing in the 21 KM race, followed by the 10 KM race, and the 5 KM and 2 KM races.
The distinguishing feature of the 2023 FKF anniversary race was the integration of the Berlin Marathon watch party into the event.
With a large screen set up for the occasion, the public could cheer on their favorite athletes and immerse themselves in the Berlin Marathon experience. This innovative addition fostered a sense of camaraderie and excitement within the Karura community.
Chantal Mariotte, a dedicated member of the FKF board in charge of the Anniversary Race, spoke about the event’s success, saying, “Building upon the successes of previous years,
Participants and spectators could redeem coupons from various companies partnered with Friends of Karura for the anniversary race.
This not only provided a well-deserved reward for the participants but also showcased the commitment of the local business community to supporting environmental conservation efforts in the Karura Forest.