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NAIROBI CITY MARATHON
Sunday 21 May 2023.
Get fit and ready to run - for beginners
How to prepare for the marathon
About Nairobi City Marathon
Nairobi city invites all runners to the second edition of the Nairobi City Marathon on 21 May 2023. Get another chance to experience our great city as you run on the magnificent Nairobi Expressway. Challenge yourself when you run longer and stronger among Kenyan pro athletes this year. Prepare for an even more exciting fun run edition with your family, friends, comrades, and colleagues. It’s time to become a champion on top of the ‘Green City in the Sun’. Registration opens on 10 March.
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 5 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.