Standard Chartered marathon to go physical

The annual Standard Chartered Marathon will be held physically, turning away from the initial virtual race just like last year.

Today, the race organizers led by Chairman Peter Gitau announced that apart from the physical race, there will also be the virtual one for those who may not be able to run.

“Because of Covid-19 protocols, we’re limited to the number of people who can participate in the physical marathons. This is why we have also introduced a virtual one,” Gitau said.

He added that Southern Bypass will be part of the race as well as Mombasa Road, Uhuru Highway and Forest Road. 

The start and finish points will be at the Carnivore Grounds and will feature different race categories: 10km, 21km, 21km Wheelchair Race, 42km and the 42km Corporate Relay.

Joshua Omukata, Nairobi Traffic Police Commander, said they have designed an elaborate traffic management plan to ensure minimal inconvenience and disruption to road users. 

“We have organised traffic diversions to ensure that residents have access to alternative routes during the stipulated marathon hours. Users of the Southern Bypass are advised to use alternative routes provided. We request that the public cooperates with our traffic officers deployed along the roads for smooth flow of traffic,” Omukata said.

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