The Nairobi Standard Chartered Marathon is back after its cancellation in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Stanchart Marathon Local Organising Committee revealed on Wednesday the event is scheduled to take place in mid-July, 2021 at the Nairobi Arboretum.
The SCB Kenya team pointed out that all protocols will strictly be adhered to amid the pandemic.
“The SCB adhered has incorporated personnel from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Sports as part of their Local Organizing Committee ahead of the event,” said Standard Chartered Bank CEO and Chairman of the Marathon Local Organising Committee, Peter Gitau.
Since it’s inception in 2003, elite Kenyan athletes use it as a springboard to launch their international careers and especially now ahead of the much anticipated Tokyo Olympics.
In 2019, the marathon attracted over 17,000 participants and raised over Sh30 million towards the community investment programme, FutureMakers, which provides youth in need with education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.
The marathon has hosted over 250,000 runners over the years.