Race Information

Frequently Asked Questions

The 20th edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon will be hosted in the last week of October 2023. It will consist of both a virtual and a physical marathon.

Virtual runners can run from wherever location they are from Monday 23rd October 2023 to Sunday 29th October 2023.

We are thrilled to host the 20th edition this year and we will be celebrating our 20 years anniversary. The physical marathon will be run on Sunday 29th October 2023.

The physical marathon is open to anyone who would like to participate in the following distances: 5km Family Fun Run, 10km, 21km Half Marathon, 21km WheelChair Race, 42km Relay and the 42km Full Marathon.

Runners are reminded that running is a strenuous activity and they must ensure that they are medically and physically fit to participate in the event.

  • Register for a virtual race category (5km, 10km, 21km, 42km)
  • Download 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 or through the email link shared with you
  • 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.

Participants can take part and submit their times for the virtual marathon from 6 am on 23rd October 2023 to 11:59 pm on 29th October 2023. Participants are advised to adhere to any curfews and time-related guidelines that apply to their locality.

Different time zones have been factored in and participants should complete the marathon according to their time zones.

No. Participants will be required to mark their routes for their respective race distance while adhering to all traffic, safety, and health rules and regulations in their region.

Due to the nature of the race, participants will be required to be self-supported when running along their chosen routes.

For the virtual marathon, digital race numbers will be issued upon successful registration. Participants can print out the race numbers and pin them on race day. Participants for the physical marathon can collect their race number physically during the kit collection period.

Participants outside Nairobi and Kenya will be directed to our courier partner through keretailteam@dhl.com and will be responsible for shipping costs for their shirt and participation medal.

All proceeds from the race event go towards the “Futuremakers” Initiative. The registration fee for both the physical and virtual marathon are as follows:

Before 10th October 2022 : KES 2,000

From 10th October 2022 at 0000hrs : KES 2,500

All registrations and payments are to be done online. NO CASH PAYMENT should be given to any individual person or persons.

Prizes are only applicable for the physical marathon. The breakdown of the prize money can be found here:https://www.nairobimarathon.com/wp-content/runners-guide-2022.pdf

The final results and leaderboard will be available on our website after race day. You will be able to download a copy of your timing certificate.

  1. To access the virtual results, click here : https://live.ultimate.dk/desktop/front/index.php?eventid=5684
  2. To access the physical results, click here : https://live.ultimate.dk/desktop/front/index.php?eventid=5683

No refund will be made if the race is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Yes. You can leave all your belongings at the left luggage area which will be at the warm-up area.

Virtual runners can run from wherever location they are from Monday 23rd October 2023 to Sunday 29th October 2023.

The physical marathon will be run on Sunday 29th October 2023.

All registered participants will receive a confirmation email and receipt upon successful registration to the email address used at time of registration.

  1. 5km – 9:30 am
  2. 10km – 7:45 am
  3. 21km Wheelchair – 6:00 am
  4. 21km – 6:45 am
  5. Corporate relay – 6:15 am
  6. 42km – 6:15 am