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Techno, Subaru announce Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon partnership

By Mercy Simiyu October 13th, 2023 3 min read

The organizers of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon have received Sh178 million in support ahead of the pivotal race slated for October 29, 2023.

The amount includes donations in kind as opposed to in cash amounts, enabling a more vibrant marathon experience for participants.

This comes as the Marathon commemorates its 20th anniversary.

Since its inception, more than 270,000 runners have participated in the Marathon, and over KES 750 million has been raised to support various impact initiatives.

“Beyond the transformative impact of our Marathon for athletes, we are delighted to be partnering with our sponsors who use our Marathon as a vehicle to promote greater economic inclusion, especially for disadvantaged young people, as all proceeds from the marathon are dedicated to Standard Chartered Kenya’s ‘Future Makers’ initiative,” said Peter Gitau, Chair of the Local Organising Committee, Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon.

Standard Chartered Kenya has contributed KES 100 million towards the event. Prudential, one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most trusted insurance companies has provided KES 10 million in cash and kind and will play a pivotal role in providing comprehensive insurance support for the event.

By partnering with the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon, Prudential will be re-enforcing its dedication to supporting meaningful initiatives that positively impact communities. The sponsorship not only exemplifies Prudential’s commitment to the Kenyan market but also aligns with its core values of responsibility and care for society.

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Specifically, Prudential will be ensuring that all participants are adequately covered by providing exclusive insurance services for the event. The company has also secured rights for the 5km race, which is one of the most popular races in the Marathon.

“At Prudential, we believe in the importance of securing a brighter future for all, and our sponsorship reflects our commitment to this cause. Our mission is to be the most trusted partner and protector for today’s generations and the generations to come, by removing the barriers to inclusion in health and financial security for everyone,” said Gwen Kinisu, Prudential’s Chief Executive Officer.

“We are excited to be part of an event that not only celebrates athleticism and encourages a healthy lifestyle for Kenyans, but also promotes economic inclusion and empowers young people to reach their full potential,” she added.

In addition to Prudential, other sponsors who have signed Memorandums of Understanding in support of the Marathon include Akili Kids, who will be the family zone sponsor, as well as Tetra Pak and Oral Rehydration Solutions (O.R.S) who are official hydration partners for the Marathon.

Little has been signed on as the Kit fulfillment partner, delivering Marathon shirts to all our corporate sponsors as well as providing discounted transport for all Marathon participants.

Nairobi County and the Uhuru Gardens National Monument and Museum shall host the event, which is expected to attract over 25,000 participants this year. The race will feature races over 42kms, 21kms, 10kms and the popular 5km Family run, as well as similar competitions for Persons with Disabilities.

Race participants will benefit from fresh fruits along the route, which will be provided by Greenspoon the official fruits provider. Greenspoon will support with over 150kg of fruit for the marathon participants. Runners will also receive support from Harleys, who will provide relief stations along the route, providing products such as Deep Heat and Deep Freeze for participants.

Mobile phone provider Techno has provided gadgets worth over KES 1.4 million with prizes for the 42km and 21km winners.

Long-standing partners Subaru, AAR, and G4S will be providing lead car, medical support, and security services respectively, while Carnivore Group and Kenya Airways are accommodation and transport partners.

Registration for the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon is open at

Individual and corporate participants are encouraged to take advantage of the extended entry period that ends on 22nd October, with entry fees remaining at KES 2,000 until registration closes.