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REGISTRATION

Experience the 'City Under 

The Sun'

Experience the capital city of Kenya at its best.. Diverse cultures, Kenyan heritage, and the amazing Kenyan hospitality. Visit the Nairobi National Museum and go for a safari in  Nairobi National Park.

Enjoy the delicious cuisines, colorful nightlife, and magnificent weather. Combine the magic of The Nairobi City Marathon with the magic of Kenya.

KENYA IS THE CRADLE OF MARATHON RUNNING

COME LIVE

THE MAGIC OF KENYA

RUN ON THE NAIROBI EXPRESSWAY,

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK
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Organizers & Partners

NAIROBI CITY MARATHON

On Sunday 21 May 2023. Registration Starts Soon

ABOUT US

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Full Marathon

42 km

  • Start Time: 08:00hrs

  • Assembly Time: 07:30hrs

  • Eligible for prize money

Half Marathon

21 km 

  • Start Time: 07:30hrs

  • Assembly Time: 07:00hrs

  • Eligible for prize money

INTERNATIONAL

PARTICIPANTS

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LOCAL/EAC PARTICIPANTS

Marathon 42 Km

KSH 1,500

  • Start Time: 08:00hrs

  • Assembly Time: 07:30hrs

  • Eligible for prize money

Half Marathon 21 KM

Ksh 1,200

  • Start Time: 07:30hrs

  • Assembly Time: 07:00hrs

  • Eligible for prize money

10Km Expressway Run

Ksh 1,000

  • Start Time: 08:30hrs

  • Assembly Time: 08:00hrs

  • Eligible for prize money

5Km Fun Run

Ksh 500

  • Start Time: 09:00hrs

  • Assembly Time: 08:30hrs

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What Sets Nairobi City Marathon Apart

1. Get a once-in-a-lifetime experience to run the unique course on the new Nairobi Expressway.
2. Run together with the best runners in the world in their home country Kenya – the cradle of marathon running.
3. Choose from a variety of distances ranging from 5 Km, 10 Km, half marathon, and the full marathon.
4. Be among the top runners as they compete for the largest prize money ever in Africa.
5. Combine this unique running experience with the magical Kenyan hospitality and a unique safari in one of the national parks.

Top Reasons to Run the Nairobi City Marathon

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The Nairobi City Marathon

Nairobi City invites all runners to the second edition of the Nairobi City Marathon on 21 May 2023 at the corridors of the  Nairobi  Expressway.

Challenge yourself as well as the Kenyan champion runners on their home turf. Be among the first to register and run on the new Nairobi Expressway with a top view of the metropolis. Take back home your finisher medal and Nairobi City Marathon T-shirt. 

This second edition will be more exciting and entertaining than the first. Bring along friends, family and colleagues for this one day once in a year event.

Register now !

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Collect your bibs in the registration area at Nyayo National Stadium on 18, 19, or 20 May.

  • Get your participant a T-shirt at the same time.

  • Storage location for your sports bag on race day is also at Nyayo National Stadium.

  • Changing rooms are available.

  • Water, first aid, and toilet stations are available along with the different courses.

  • Pacer teams are available for you to achieve your personal best time in the marathon distance.

  • Results will be posted on the website after you finish.

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Largest Prize Money

In Africa 

RUNNER'S GUIDE

The runner’s guide includes all the relevant information the participants will require to assist them during the event. It will serve as a manual, a schedule of events, and a detailed event outline. Keep checking the website for this year's guide.

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