Nairobi Deputy Govenor Ann Kananu will lead leaders in participating in the Standard Chartered Marathon.
Kananu attended the official launch of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon at the Arboretum grounds where she registered to take part.
The official Marathon kit was also launched.
“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.” She said
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 organisers 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 organisers 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.
“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.” Kananu added.
The race will be held at the Carnivore grounds.
In attendance was CAS, Sports Simon Kachapin, Julius Kamau, Chief Conservatoire, Kenya Forest Services(KFS).