The Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon increases prize money

The 17th Edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon 2019 has been launched. This year’s marathon will be held on 27th October 2019 at the Nyayo National Stadium.

Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Chief Executive Officer, Kariuki Ngari announced that the top prize for the Marathon would be increased from KES 1.5 million to KES 2 million and for the half Marathon KES 300,000 from KES 200,000.

Registration for the marathon is now open till October 15th, 2019. All participants, individual and corporates, will register online through the official marathon website at a fee of KES 2,000. A window for late registration will be opened between 16th– 24th of October 2019 at a cost of KES 2500 to accommodate marathon enthusiasts who may miss the deadline.

During the launch, the bank announced a new community initiative, Futuremakers; A new global campaign by Standard Chartered Bank to open opportunities for the next generation to learn, earn and grow.

“As Standard Chartered, we plan to raise USD 50 million in five years through initiatives like the marathon. With this fund, we shall find and support solutions that bridge inequality and drive sustainable growth. Our goal is to empower 500,000 adolescent girls, support 100,000 youth towards employability, and build the entrepreneurship capability of 50,000 micro and small businesses,” said Kariuki Ngari, CEO Standard Chartered Bank Kenya & EA.

This year’s event will feature six race categories; 42km male and female, 21km male and female, 10km male and female, 21km wheelchair male and female, 5km Family Fun Run race and the newly revamped CEO Race. This race will now be known as the Corporate Relay Challenge. This is a team relay, whereby five participants will collectively complete the 42Km Full marathon. The winning team to take home KES 150,000 towards a charity of their choice.

“Our sportsmen have continued to shine in the international events with athletics always flying our flags high. Standard Chartered Marathon Nairobi provides an excellent opportunity to further develop and supporting upcoming athletes in launching their careers and at the same time giving ordinary Kenyans an opportunity to run alongside top elites. The ministry of sports is in full support of the and I will be among them come the 27th of October,” said PS Ministry of Sports, Culture & the Arts, Hon. Peter Kaberia.

This years’ event  is set to host 25,000 participants to register go on the official website  www.sc.com/ke/Nairobimarathon.

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