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Saturday 27th April 2019 run @ Drips Grill Restaurant, Muhuri Road Dagorretti / Kikuyu

Saturday’s run will take place at Drips Grill Restaurant, Muhuri Road Dagorretti / Kikuyu.

Location

Google Maps pin here.

Distances

10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 & 40km.

Route description

80% trail. Expect mud following recent rains.

Breakfast & facilities

Breakfast and facilities will be 250/- per person. Note that this is mandatory as it covers parking, security and use of the venue (but you also get breakfast).

Timings

The run will be flagged off at 0700. Please allow time to register before the run begins.

Confirmations

Confirmations are required by Thursday at 1400. Click here to confirm (members and non-members).

Always remember, we DO NOT LITTER because we want to keep the environments we run in clean for ourselves, local residents and the wildlife.

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Saturday 20th April 2019 run @ Valley Arcade shopping centre

Saturday’s run will be from Valley Arcade shopping centre on Gitanga Road, Lavington.

Location

Google Maps pin here.

Distances

10, 15 & 20km.

Breakfast & facilities

Those coming by car will be required to pay a parking fee according to the tariff at the venue. Breakfast will be available at Java House, but is not mandatory.

Timings

The run will be flagged off at 0700. Please allow time to register before the run begins.

Confirmations

Confirmations are required by Thursday at 1700. Click here to confirm (members and non-members).

Always remember, we DO NOT LITTER because we want to keep the environments we run in clean for ourselves, local residents and the wildlife.

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Saturday 13th April 2019 run @ Ngong Hills

This Saturday’s run will be up and over Ngong Hills, starting at Ngong County Offices which are located opposite the Ngong police station.

Location

Follow Ngong Road out of Nairobi towards Ngong Town. Once at the T junction in Ngong Town, take a right turn and carry on up the hill, ignoring the immediate first right turn at the mini roundabout. Proceed along the road as it bends to the left. The venue will be on the left.

Google Maps pin here.

Distances

10, 15, 24, 28 & 33km.

Route description

This run, unlike our previous Ngong runs, will be up and over the hills. The 10, 15 and 24km runners will run up the hills to a certain point, then turn around and come back. The longer distances will go all the way over the hills to Kona Baridi, and back through the Kahara route to the start and finish point.

Water will be provided on route at stationery points upon the hills, and mobile (as usual) on the return route.

KFS security guards will be present on the hills.

Breakfast & facilities

Those coming by car will be required to pay a parking fee of 100/- per vehicle. There is no facility for breakfast at the venue.

Timings

The run will be flagged off at 0700. Please allow time to register before the run begins.

Confirmations

Confirmations are not required.

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Saturday 6th April 2019 run @ Goshen Garden Restaurant, Kikuyu

This Saturday’s run will be at Goshen Garden Restaurant in Kikuyu.

Location

If coming from Waiyaki Way take the left turn towards Kikuyu. Pass through the town and take a right turn at the Alliance School – Thogoto Hospital Junction. After the turn take the immediate left which leads to a hospital. Pass the hospital and follow signs to Goshen Garden Restaurant on the right hand side. the restaurant is along a rough road.

If coming from Dagoretti, drive up all the way until you get to the Thogoto Hospital junction on your left and follow directions as above.

Google Maps pin here.

Distances

10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40km.

Trail description

90% trail.

Breakfast & facilities

Breakfast and facilities will be 400/- per person. Note that this is mandatory as it covers parking, security and use of the venue (but you also get breakfast).

Timings

The run will be flagged off at 0700. Please allow time to register before the run begins.

Confirmations

Confirmations are required by Thursday at 1400. Click here to confirm (members and non-members).

Always remember, we DO NOT LITTER because we want to keep the environments we run in clean for ourselves, local residents and the wildlife.

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Saturday 30th March Run @ Zinc Hauz Platinum, Mukurweini

This Saturdays run will be out of town in Mukurweini at Zinc Hauz Platinum. As per our tradition the calendar is drawn to include one out town run every month. Our very own “Mhesh Kiai” is happy to host Urban Swaras for this run and urges as many of you to come and explore the beautiful trails that he has scouted for you.

Location

Google Maps pin here.

Distances

10, 15, 20, 25, 30 & 35km.

Route description

99% trail. You’re advised to hydrate well before and during the run due to the current dry weather.

Breakfast & facilities

Breakfast and facilities will be 300/- per person. Note that this is mandatory as it covers parking, security and use of the venue (but you also get breakfast).

Timings

The run will be flagged off at 0700. Please allow time to register before the run begins.

Accommodation

Accommodation is available at Frills Hotel or Mt. Kenya Resort. Bed and breakfast at 1,500/- per person. Get in touch via the contact form or email to the TQ. It’s also possible to drive to the run and come back same day.

Confirmations

Confirmations are required by Thursday at 1400. Click here to confirm (members and non-members).

Always remember, we DO NOT LITTER because we want to keep the environments we run in clean for ourselves, local residents and the wildlife.

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Saturday 23rd March 2019 run @ St Paul’s ACK Church, Kiambu

This Saturday’s run will be at St Paul’s ACK Church, Kiambu. This is a change to what was previously indicated on the calendar.

Location

Your simplest option to get there from Nairobi is to use the A2 (Thika Road), leaving at Junction 4A to access Kiambu Road. This will take you around the back of Karura Forest and towards the Northern Bypass. Passing over the Northern Bypass, stay on Kiambu Road passing Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology on your left. Continue a further 500m along the road where you’ll find a turning on your right onto the Kamiti-Ruiru road. Take this turning, and the venue is almost immediately on the right.

Google Maps pin here.

Distances

10, 15, 20, 25, 30 & 35km.

Route description

The routes will be mostly trail, through coffee plantations, over dams and through villages.

Breakfast & facilities

Breakfast and facilities will be 400/- per person. Note that this is mandatory as it covers parking, security and use of the venue (but you also get breakfast).

Timings

The run will be flagged off at 0700. Please allow time to register before the run begins.

Confirmations

Confirmations are required by Thursday at 1400. Members can confirm by email to the address given in the mailout. Guests can confirm using the contact form here.

Always remember, we DO NOT LITTER because we want to keep the environments we run in clean for ourselves, local residents and the wildlife.

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Saturday 16th March 2019 run @ Villa Park Springs Resort, Wangige

This Saturday’s run will be at Villa Park Springs Resort in Wangige.

Location

You can either use the Nairobi – Nakuru highway or Lower Kabete Road from Nairobi.

Using the Nairobi – Nakuru highway (A104), head west to the Kikuyu Road interchange. Use the road that goes beneath the highway leading to Gitaru Road towards Wangige. The venue is on the left after approximately 3km.

Using Lower Kabete Road, head west as far the T junction with Gitaru Road. Turn left towards Kikuyu. The venue is on the right after approximately 1km.

Google Maps pin here.

Distances

10, 15, 20, 25 & 30km.

Breakfast & facilities

Breakfast and facilities will be 300/- per person. Note that this is mandatory as it covers parking, security and use of the venue (but you also get breakfast).

Timings

The run will be flagged off at 0700. Please allow time to register before the run begins.

Confirmations

Confirmations are required to the club coordinator by Thursday at 1400.

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Saturday 9th March 2019 run @ Spring Valley Oven

First of all, a huge congratulations to all Swaras who ran in both the Kilimanjaro Marathon and the Tokyo Marathon over the weekend. A special congratulations to Swara Ruth Macharia for her ninth place success in the full marathon at Kilimanjaro.

This Saturday’s run will be at the Spring Valley Oven restaurant on Lower Kabete Road.

Location

Google Maps pin here.

Distances

10, 15, 20 & 25km.

Breakfast & facilities

Breakfast is available at the venue, but not mandatory. Parking fees are charged at 50/- per vehicle and are payable to the club treasurer on arrival.

Timings

The run will be flagged off at 0700. Please allow time to register before the run begins.

Confirmations

Confirmations are not required.

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Kilimanjaro Marathon this weekend, and other news.

As this weekend is the Kilimanjaro Marathon, Saturday’s run will be an informal run at Karura Forest, meeting at the Limuru Road gate (Google Maps pin here) and composing your own run made up of the marked routes, or if you know the forest trails well, making your own route. The meeting time is 0700, and there will be no breakfast. Normal forest entry fees apply (list of fees available here).

For those of us who are going to Kilimanjaro, good luck and see you there.

Also note that our new club T-shirts and singlets are now available. They are on sale at 2,000/-, and now proudly feature the Kenyan flag along with our club logo on the front. Speak to the club treasurer to get yours. They come in male and female fits, sizes from S to XXL.

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23rd February 2019 run @ Adams Arcade shopping centre

Saturday’s run will take place at Adams Arcade shopping centre, Ngong Road, Nairobi.

Location

We will meet at the shopping centre car park, located behind the Total petrol station. This is on the left hand side on Ngong Road, as you’re heading towards Ngong town. Google Maps pin here.

Distances

10, 15, 20 & 25km.

Breakfast and facilities

The parking is charged at 50/- for the first three hours. Breakfast is optional and can be taken at Java House.

Timings

The run will be flagged off at 0700. Please allow time to register before the run begins.

Confirmations

Confirmations are not required.