Nairobi, 13th July, 2021
Nairobi City County Deputy Governor and acting Governor, H.E Ann Kananu this morning attended the official launch of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon at the Arboretum grounds. The official Marathon kit was also launched.
Said H.E, “The Standard Chartered marathon, just like the recently held WRC Safari Rally, has become a signature annual sports and social event that brings together runners and supporters locally, regionally and internationally to Nairobi, the capital City of Kenya; home of the greatest distance runners.”
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon will involve a “unique alternative race format” with virtual and possibly “physical components.”
The Deputy Governor and acting Governor commended the Marathon organizers for heightening health and safety standards during the forthcoming race. “With the health and safety of the runners, community and supporters being of utmost importance, I want to thank the Marathon organizers for continuing to work closely with relevant Government agencies and corporates for the unique race format for the 2021 Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon. Nairobi City County is fully on board and will ensure the provision of Security, Disaster management and waivers towards this important event.
Said Ms. Kananu, “The marathon continues to bond communities and bring people from all walks of life together, through sport. Mr. Ngari and your team, I can freely tell you that many people will be inspired by you to live a more sporting and active lifestyle.”
H.E Ann Kananu also registered for this year’s Marathon race which will be held at the Carnivore grounds. In attendance was CAS, Sports Simon Kachapin, Julius Kamau, Chief Conservatoire, Kenya Forest Services(KFS) and Standard Chartered CEO, Mr. Kariuki Ngari.