• The 20th edition of the marathon will be held on October 29 at the Southern Bypass, Nairobi.
• Over 25,000 participants are expected to grace the event that will have five race categories, namely; the 42m, 21km, 10km, 21km wheel chair and the Corporate Relay Team races.
Athletics Kenya President Jackson Tuwei has affirmed the federations' commitment to work with the Standard Chartered Marathon organising committee to deliver a successful race this year.
The 20th edition of the marathon will be held on October 29 at the Southern Bypass, Nairobi.
Tuwei said they have learnt lessons from last year's edition when chaos at the race end almost spoilt the event.
To avoid displeasure, the 42km and 10km races will have a common finish. Similarly, the half marathon and the 5km race will have a common ending.
"Everything comes from learning lessons. Early planning for this year's showpiece will help us resolve the challenges experienced in the past," said Tuwei.
"We have partnered with StanChart to make this race better so that the athletes and the fans enjoy the race. We have identified different finish points which we intend to apply during the race," he added
Standard Chartered Bank CEO Kariuki Ngari reiterated the ambitions to make the race better and giving back to the community.
"20 years is not a short time and this shows we have come a long way. Our target as a company is to continue giving back to the community by providing services that will impact their lives,"Ngari said.
"We will also be taking part in curbing the climate change menace. Every runner in this year's race will take home a tree seedling," Ngari maintained.
Over 25,000 participants are expected to grace the event that will have five race categories, namely; the 42m, 21km, 10km, 21km wheel chair and the Corporate Relay Team races.
Registration is on-going on the standard chartered website.
The winners of the 42km race in both categories will pocket Sh2million, runners-up will walk home with Sh750,000 while third-place finishers will earn Sh500,000.
For the half marathon, the winners will earn Sh300,000, Sh150,000 for runners-up and Sh100,000 for the third position finishers.
Prize money for 10km will be Sh200,000, Sh150,000 and Sh100,000 respectively.