Race Information

Frequently Asked Questions

A hybrid marathon is one that takes up more than one format.

The 18th edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon consists of both a physical and a virtual marathon. The physical marathon will be hosted on the 31st of October 2021 and will be restricted to select local and international elites. The virtual marathon will take place from 25th – 31st October and will be open to all.

The health and safety of all our participants is a top priority for us and due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we must control the number of runners we host. The sporting industry was greatly affected by the pandemic and as they try to regain their footing, we want to provide a platform for our elite runners to participate in competitive running.

Anyone with the physical capability for their chosen running distance and ability to record their run using fitness apps can participate in the marathon. 

For minors (under 18 years), a parent/ guardian must accept to be bound by the terms of the virtual marathon.

The physical marathon will have the following categories: 42km, 21km, 21km Wheelchair Race and 10km

The virtual marathon will have the following categories: 42km, 21km, 21km Wheelchair Race, 10km, and the 5km Family Fun Run.

All categories in both formats are available to men and women.

The registration fee is a standard KES 1,000 for both local and international participants. All proceeds from the race event go towards the “Futuremakers” Initiative

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

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.

Once kit collection is opened, participants will be required to book time slots to pick up their medal and shirt. Booking can be done through the kit collection button on the website. 

Participants within Kenya will collect their shirt and medal from established collection centres within the country

International participants will be directed to our courier partner and will foot the shipping costs for their shirt and medal.

Prizes are only applicable for the physical marathon.

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.

Participants can take part and submit their times for the virtual marathon from 6 am on 25th October 2021 to 11:59 pm on 31st October 2021. 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.

Log in to your results portal through the website and submit your time.

Yes. However, throughout their participation and in the decision to run in a group, runners must adhere to the guidelines set by their local authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 and run within the provisions of the set guidelines.

The final results and leaderboard will be available on our website after race day.

Yes. There is a ‘donate’ button on the Future Makers page on the website where additional donations can be made from.

Our goal is to raise 50 million USD by 2023 to tackle inequality and increase the economic inclusion of the younger generation.