Urban Swaras 29th February @ Karura Forest / Kilimanjaro Marathon

Next week’s run

Some of us have been training for months, whilst for some it’s a spur of the moment decision, to ferry themselves down to Moshi for the 2020 Kilimanjaro Marathon. Either way, more than 100 Swaras will be taking part in this iconic marathon which enjoys breathtaking views of Africa’s tallest mountain. There’s a 5km, a 21km and a 42km (only registration for the 5km is still open). For those coming to Moshi, full details are below please do read all of it carefully.

For those not coming to Moshi, there’s still a run for you in Nairobi!

Date: Saturday 29th February 7am

Venue: Karura Forest, Limuru Road car park

Distance: There will be no Swara marks, we will be using the signposted routes. The Karura side has a 5, 10 and 15km route, and the Sigiria side (cross Limuru Road, and 50m up on your left is a gate to this side) there is a 5km and 10km, so you can play around and get all sorts of different combinations, from 5 to 45km!

Run type: 100% forest!

Breakfast: Can be taken at your leisure at either River Cafe, within the forest, or at Java House, up the road.

Google Maps link to the venue:

Directions to the venue: The car park is just off Limuru Road, at the dip before you head up towards Gigiri, just after the Belgian Embassy.

Registration: Registration is not required, turn up and run!

Guests: As always, guest fees of 500ksh apply. Please share the following link with anyone interested in joining the club for the first time:

For those attending Kilimanjaro Marathon, please see the Starting Line for full details on logistics, bibs, transport, accommodation, and paperwork. This information is very important, so please read it all in full:

NB: There will be no speed work this week, so use the time to mentally prepare for Kili, or do your own race pace run.

Have a great running week!