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How to prepare for the marathon
About Nairobi City Marathon
Great news for all marathon runners - Nairobi City Marathon is back for its third edition on July 7th, 2024! Join professional athletes from Kenya and experience the beauty of the 'Green City in the Sun' while running on the magnificent Nairobi Expressway. Bring your friends, family and colleagues to participate in the Fun Run race. Registration opens on December 7th, 2023.
See you at the starting line!
Kenya is the cradle of running
The climate and altitude in Kenya, and great running locations have helped produce the best athletes in the world.
Come live the magic of Kenya
Enjoy the delicious cuisines, colourful nightlife, magnificent weather and amazing hospitality. Combine the magic of the Nairobi City Marathon with the magic of Kenya.
Nairobi National Park
Nairobi city is also known as ‘Safari Capital of the World’. Visit the Nairobi National Museum and go for a safari in Nairobi National Park.
'Green City In The Sun'
Get a once-in-a-lifetime experience running the unique course on Nairobi Expressway.
Combine this unique running experience with the magical Kenyan hospitality and a unique safari in one of the national parks.
Run together with the best runners in the world in their home country Kenya – the cradle of marathon running.
Choose from a variety of distances ranging from 6 Km, 10 Km, half marathon, and full marathon.
Be among the top runners as they compete for the ultimate prize.
Why Nairobi City Marathon
is the most stunning
Make sure you are well-hydrated before and during the run.
Fuel your energy with high carbohydrate breakfast & amp; energy bars, and fruits.
Start the run slowly then pick up your speed.
After the run, hydrate and eat simple carbohydrates.
Walk a little to cool down the muscles.
Take a week off before resuming any running activities.
Train for the marathon weeks before. Include recovery and rest days.
Start small and know your limits.
Cross-train through walking, hiking, swimming, cycling or lifting weights.