Environmental conservation to highlight 21st Nairobi Standard Chartered Marathon

Environmental conservation to highlight 21st  Nairobi Standard Chartered Marathon

Participants during 14 Km Pre-Launch Walk ahead of the 20th Edition of the Standard Chartered Marathon. (PHOTO/Organisers)

The 21st edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon was officially launched at the Standard Chartered Headquarters in Nairobi on Wednesday morning.

Speaking during the launch, Athletics Kenya President Lieutenant General (retired) Jackson Tuwei underscored the organization's commitment to championing environmental stewardship and social equity.

"Through initiatives such as tree planting, reducing single-use plastics, and promoting diversity and inclusion, we are not only shaping the future of athletics but leaving a lasting impact on our planet and society," He said.

Standard Chartered Marathon chairman Peter Gitau termed this year's edition as a platform to uplift the Kenyan youth through the Future Makers program.

"This year, we are particularly focusing on supporting disadvantaged youth, especially girls and persons with disabilities (PWD). The aim is to provide opportunities and empower these groups through sports and community engagement," he explained.

Gitau highlighted the marathon's impact beyond sports, aiming to position it as an event that promotes Kenya globally.

"The event has successfully raised over 750 million Kenyan Shillings through various sponsors since its inception, contributing significantly to local causes and development initiatives," he added.

The event, scheduled to take place on the 27th of October, promises to be a significant milestone in Kenya’s sporting calendar and community engagement efforts.

To participate in the 21st Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon, interested individuals can register through the official website at www.nairobimarathon.com.


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