Standard chartered group has launched the annual charity Standard Chartered Nairobi marathon with organisers targeting a participation of about 25000 people.
The Marathon will be hosted at Railway Club on Sunday October 28th, 2018 as the traditional host venue, Nyayo Stadium is still undergoing renovations.
Registrations will be online at 2000/= per person and are open till 30th September 2018.
Speaking at the launch CEO Standard Chartered Bank Mr Lamin Manjang says that this year we are targeting to raise Kes 60 million.
“All the proceeds from registration will be channelled to the Seeing is Believing initiative, which focuses on addressing avoidable blindness among children below 15 years.”
” The Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon 2018 is special to the Bank since we are celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Seeing is Believing initiative.”
Mr Lamin says that Since the launch of the Seeing is Believing initiative in 2003, the Bank has raised more than Kes 250 million. Among the programmes funded so far include screening of 6.2 million people, 170,000 surgical interventions, training of over 2000 health workers and upgrading of more than 10 health facilities around the country.
The Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon 2018 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 popular 3km CEO challenge.