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Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon
October 28, 2018
Nairobi Marathon Events 2018
Standard Chartered Bank will this year host the 15th edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon. The Bank, with the support of event organizers, Athletics Kenya, have built an event that has become internationally renowned and has placed Kenya on the international map. The Marathon is the flagship project for our ‘Seeing is Believing’ community imitative that aims to raise funds for the needy in the community.
Last year’s event attracted over 22,000 participants from all walks of life.
The objectives of the marathon are to:
Raise the profile of Kenya internationally;
Help identify and provide opportunity for the local athletic talent to excel;
Help boost tourism to Kenya;
Create a community event for everyone’s enjoyment; and
Raise funds for the needy in the community, that is, our “Seeing is Believing” community initiative.
The marathon has achieved all these objectives in good measure. It has put Kenya on the world map as it continues to attract international runners therefore increasing the profile of our nation.
Furthermore, hundreds of people have traveled to Kenya to run the last 10 marathons and after the event have proceeded on holiday to some of Kenya’s tourist attractions.
The marathon has received vast media coverage over the years which have seen the event broadcasted around Africa and other international news channels as well as in our local media.
The Nairobi Marathon has also served as a platform where budding athletes have launched their international careers. Since the launch of the Marathon in 2003 only one winner has successfully defended their title. Every year the marathon produces new winners.
The Nairobi Marathon is now an event for all Kenyans, including corporate organizations that use it as a forum for team building.
This year, Standard Chartered extended its sponsorship for the marathon for another five years. Together with Athletics Kenya, we have creatively modeled the Nairobi Marathon into different categories to suit all. From the grueling full and half marathon that call for extreme courage and endurance, to the 10km, the wheelchair race and the family fun run, the Nairobi marathon has something for everyone.
Rules & Regulations
The Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon is organised in accordance with the rules and regulations of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and Athletics Kenya (AK) and the provisions stipulated below.
• Entry application will only be processed after receipt of full payment of entry fee.
• Participants of 21km and 42 km must be over 18 years of age.
• Participants in the 10 km race and Family Fun Run under the age of 18 must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult.
• All participants must ensure they are medically fit to participate in the race.
• The organiser reserves the right to contact and interview applicants by phone for additional information required for matters relating to this event.
• The organisers will not be responsible for any disputes arising from incomplete/incorrect entry details.
• In accordance with IAAF requirements, all participants in the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon are subject to performance enhancing substances control procedures.
• The organiser reserves the right to refuse entry to applicants who declare false information on their entry form, do not make the required payment, or who have been banned from competition under IAAF/AK jurisdiction or who have taken banned substances or who do not meet the entry requirements as stated in the Rules and Regulations.
• The organiser reserves the right to limit or refuse entries and to close entries before the closure deadline without notice particularly when a specific quota for a race is full.
• Entries are not transferrable to other persons or to future events.
• There will be no fee refunded if the event is cancelled for whatever reason.
• Whilst every reasonable precaution will be taken by the organiser to ensure the participant’s safety, participants run at their own risk and the organisers shall not be liable for any loss and/or damage whether personal or otherwise, and howsoever arising.
• The Organisers reserve the right to use the participants’ personal data, contact information,motion pictures, recordings or any other records obtained, collected or submitted for the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon for any legitimate purposes, including commercial advertising, re-marketing, marketing of other Products offered by the organizer and those offered by Sponsors to the Standard Chartered Nairobi marathon.
• Participants are required to wear an official Marathon race number on the front of their singlet/shirt.
• Personal Trainers, mentors or coaches will not be allowed on the course unless they are entered in the event and wearing an official Marathon Race Number.
• No un-official vehicles, motorbikes or bicycles are allowed on the course.
• No pets are allowed on the course.
• Race numbers and Timing chips are not transferable to other participants.
• Participants must start the event at an officially sanctioned start time only.
• Competitors are obliged to follow the instructions of Stewards, Race officials or Kenya Traffic Police at all times.
• Participants must start at the official start Line and complete the full officially measured course as indicated in this guide.
• A runner must retire from the race immediately if required to do so by any member of the official medical team identified by a reflective jacket with a red cross.
• Road closures will be lifted at the discretion of the Kenya Traffic Police. The Road opening signifies the end of the event. Any competitor still on the roads after this time is regarded by Kenya law as a pedestrian.
Wheelchairs are defined as a chair fitted with wheels for use as a means of transport by a person who is unable to walk, the wheels of which are directly propelled by push rims fitted directly to the main wheels.
• The wheelchair shall have two (2) large wheels and a maximum of two (2) small wheels. The small wheel/s must be at the front of the chair.
• Wheel Dimensions – The maximum diameter of the large wheel including the inflated tire shall not exceed 70 cm. The maximum diameter of the small wheels including the inflated tire shall not exceed 50 cm.
• Only one plain, round, push-rim is allowed for each large wheel.
• No mechanical gears or levers are allowed to propel the wheelchair.
• The use of fairings or similar devices specifically designed to improve the aerodynamic performance of the athlete in the wheelchair are not permitted.
• Wheelchairs can be examined by the officials before or after the event.
• It is the responsibility of the athlete to ensure that no part of their lower limbs can fall from their wheelchair to the ground during the event.
• It is the responsibility of the athlete to ensure that their wheelchair conforms to the requirements stipulated above. No event shall be delayed while an athlete makes adjustments to their wheelchair.
• If the Technical Officials believe that a wheelchair and/or the athlete using it represent a safety risk they shall be authorised to disqualify the athlete from an event.
• Wheelchair entries are limited to 100 persons. These entries are accepted on a first come first serve basis.
• Wheelchairs must follow the measured Half Marathon Route.
Hand-cycles are not permitted in the Standard Chartered Bank Nairobi Marathon Races.
Hand-cycles are differentiated from wheelchairs in that they are not propelled by push rims fitted directly to the main wheels of the chair but driven by levers, cranks and chain ring mechanism similar to a bicycle.
Finish of the Event
Road closures will be lifted by the Kenya Police in accordance with the schedule published in this runners guide. The road opening* signifies the finish of the event and any competitor on the course after this time will be excluded from the result.
After roads are open (the finish of the event) the Kenya traffic regulations apply. Any competitor still on the roads after this time is regarded by Kenya law as a pedestrian.
*A trail vehicle or the stragglers bus will advise late runners that the roads are about to open to normal everyday traffic.
It is the responsibility of the competitor to familiarise themselves with the event rules, the race formats, times and routes and any directions as published in the ‘Runners Guide’ provided with the Marathon Race Pack. Failure to comply with any of the rules may lead to disqualification.
Registration for the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon is available ONLINE ONLY.
NO CASH PAYMENTS ALLOWED.
Please be early – The Marathon will start on time!
Roads used for the marathon will be closed on Sunday 28th October from 4 am. Please use the traffic diversions and follow the Police instructions. Traffic on the roads before 6.30 am is expected to be light.
Participants who register online must show a photo identity to receive the Marathon race kit, race
number and timing chip at the Marathon Kit Collection Exposition. This kit should be picked up in
If Participants are unable to collect their Race Entry Pack in person, they may empower a
representative to pick the kit up on their behalf. This representative should present the following to
the Marathon clerk:
1. A letter authorising the collection of the kit signed by the participant;
2. Copies of the relevant entry documentation;
3. Copy of the Participant’s identity.
Parking At The Venue
Car Parks for Athletes
Marathon participants and spectators can park in front of Nakumatt Mega. Entrance to this car park is from Bunyala Road just before Bunyala Roundabout. This car park has security guards.
Participants and spectators are permitted to park in in other areas close to Uhuru Park such as Milimani Road, Bishops Road, Ngong Road, Upper Hill Road, Ragati Road and Baricho Road. Please note that these areas are not officially guarded. Parking in all areas is at your own risk.
Please be considerate when parking. Do not obstruct the normal flow of traffic.
Car Parks for VIP’s
Comesa Car Park at KICC Entrance – to this car park is only for limited Route access car sticker holders and must be accessed before 6 am.
Railway Club – Entrance to this car park is for VIP pass holders only and must be accessed before 6 am. The Entrance to the car park is off Processional Way.
You can leave personal belongings at the left luggage centre. They will be secure.
Left Luggage location
Left Luggage for all races is in a single area within the marathon Village at The Railway Club. The railway club can be accessed from Processional and from Uhuru Park.
The left luggage centres for each race will be clearly identified (signposted). To enter any left luggage centre you must show your Race number or official accreditation to the attendant security guard.
Left luggage deposit
Left Luggage for all races is in a single area within the marathon Village at The Railway Club. The railway club can be accessed from Haile Selassie Rd, Processional Way and from Uhuru Park.
The left luggage centres for each race will be clearly identified (signposted).To enter any left luggage centre you must show your Race number or official accreditation to the attendant security guard.
Left Luggage collection
When you collect your left luggage you must again show your race number or official accreditation to the security guard. Please ensure that the security tag has not been tampered with on receipt of the bag and before departing the collection counter. If it has been tampered with please inform the left luggage officials immediately.
All left luggage must be collected by 2.00 pm
After this time any remaining left luggage will be transferred to the Marathon Store at The Railway Club. Lost luggage can be collected from this store before 6 pm on the day of the Marathon and during normal working hours on Monday 29th October.