About Marathon

Since it’s first edition in 2003, the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon has grown tremendously and has earned recognition from World Athletics and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AMS). Having attracted over 250,000 participants across its 17 editions, it is currently the largest single-day sporting event in Kenya. In 2019 alone, we hosted 17,000 runners and were able to raise over USD 300,000 towards the Future Makers Initiative. Our goal is to raise 50 million USD by 2023 to tackle inequality and promote economic inclusion for our younger generation.

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How does it work?

  • Register for a race category
  • Download Strava or your preferred activity tracking app on your phone.
  • From wherever you are, pick a day from the virtual marathon week to run your race and use your app to track the distance. You can also use a smartwatch.
  • Log into your results portal on the website
  • Submit your recorded distance and time.
  • Your results will be processed in 2-3 minutes
  • Check how well you did against other runners all over the world through the results tab on the website
  • Take a picture and share your achievement with your family and friends.

Why do we run?

Our initial cause, Seeing is Believing, successfully raised USD 100 million worldwide, which led to the bank adopting the new “Futuremakers” cause in 2019; a global initiative to tackle inequality and promote greater economic inclusion for young people.

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News & Updates

A tribute to the Late John Velzian

Standard Chartered Bank and the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon fraternity expresses our deepest condolence to the family of the late John Velzian...