Over 1,000 cyclists from East Africa to take part in Jubilee Live free race

Over 1000 cyclists across East Africa are expected to participate in this year’s  Jubilee Live Free Race slated for 20th of next month in Nairobi County.

Cyclists will compete in four categories of 48 kilometers Black Mamba,16 kilometers Family Fun Ride ,48 kilometers Physically Challenged Race and the 80 kilometers main race for both men and women .

The race is open for Individual cyclists, cycling groups and corporate teams across the region with the aim of allowing interaction among enthusiasts of the sport from the region as well as advocating for mental and physical wellness.

Jordan Schleck, the defending champion with Dr. Julius Kipngetich, Group CEO, Jubilee Insurance during the launch of  the Jubilee Live Free Race

Jubilee Insurance Group Executive Officer Dr. Julius Kipngetich noted that wellness is a strategic business agenda for the company as it underpins physical and mental health.

Maisha Fiti, the company’s wellness platform, gives guidance on physical and mental well-being while creating a community for like-minded individuals to share their ideas and experiences.

“We are very excited to partner with Exigent Limited and Amani Racing Team to host the Jubilee Live Free Race. Our business is embedded on promoting wellness among our customers and the communities that we serve.

This event will build on our business commitment and provide an opportunity to discuss how physical wellness improves our health,” said Dr. Kipngetich.

Jubilee Insurance Group CEO Dr. Julius Kipngetich with Caroline Ndungu, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications; Juan Cazcarra, Group Chief Operating Officer, and Loise Wachira, Director, Exigent Ltd during the launch of the Jubilee Live Free Race

The race which is organized by Exigent Limited received a major boast of ksh 20 million sponsorship from Jubilee insurance company which will go towards preparations and awards for top cyclists.

Exigent Limited Co-Ordinator Loise Wachira noted that creating a platform where individuals and families can participate in fun sporting events like cycling is a commendable step towards improving physical activity.

She added that beyond physical activity, this event will showcase the strides that Kenya Urban Roads Authority is making towards non-motorized transport and aligning with on climate action initiatives towards reduced emissions.

“We have noticed an increasing cycling appetite among individuals and different groups in Kenya and across the region.

Jubilee Live Free Race is an inclusive cycling event that gives both recreational and professional cyclists an opportunity to compete and do what they do best. We are confident that this event will not only be fun, but it will also give us a platform to host informative conversations on the role of physical exercise in general wellness,” said Ms. Wachira.

The event will also showcase gains attained by Kenya Urban Roads Authority towards non-motorized transport and aligning with climate action initiatives in reduction of emissions.

Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) Chief Corporate Communications John Cheboi commended the vision of Live Free Race and reinforced that KURA will give the necessary support to make the race a success.

“We are working with the conveners of the Jubilee Live Free Race to identify and secure the route map for this event. We are excited and looking forward to this exciting event coming to life,” said Mr. Cheboi.

Participants can register for the race via the Link; https://www.grandnairobibikerace.co.ke/

It will be the 1st major cycling event bringing together cyclists from the east African community after the covid 19 pandemic.

 

  

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