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USRC 2nd March 2024 Family Run 738 @ Bao Box, General Mathenge Drive – Westlands

Dear Swaras,

Kili Marathon in Moshi saw yellow smoke from swaras who came from there with lots of accolades from the race and on the party scene too!

The epic photos tell it all!

Congratulations to all who made it to the start line. That alone is a win!!

This Saturday we are going to celebrate and celebrate!! ? ? and we have planned a Family Run as we invite you to bring the little ones who are on mid-term break as well as your brothers, sisters, cousins, friends etc.

Run Venue Location: Bao Box Restaurant in Westlands along General Mathenge Road.

See Google Maps
https://maps.app.goo.gl/HuXNDvrFcsajWAsd6

Distances: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 km

Run Terrain: 95% Tarmac

Registration Required Click link to register: https://forms.gle/P6xbdDQRshKknAkD8

Celebration Cake for:
Kili Marathon champs & March babies cake cutting @ 10.30 A.M

To all, please feel free to bring your Kili Medals

Breakfast -order whatever tickles your fancy from the menu (see attached)

Venue has multiple interactive games. After Run – Eat, Play, Socialize

Run Captain: Joseph Masika

Run will be flagged off at 7 A.M

Link will be closed on Thursday @ 5PM

New Members: Please share this link with your friends who would like to join our club https://urbanswaras.co.ke/new-members/

Visit our Website http://urbanswaras.co.ke/ and Social Media pages (Facebook & Instagram) like, share and follow

For enquiries you can:

Contact: Club Secretary

Susan Okoma urbanswaras@outlook.com

Urban Swaras Running Club, Nairobi, Kenya

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USRC 17th February Run 735 @Hotel Troy,Magadi Rd-Karen

Dear Swaras,

What a sad day and huge loss to the running fraternity as we woke up to shocking news of Kelvin Kiptum and his Coach’s death.May their souls rest in peace as we condole and pray for their families?

Last Saturdays Run at Rosslyn Riviera was enjoyed as it beautifully traversed through Runda and was graced by a very good quorum of regular members,new members and guests .
Check out the photos in the USRC WhatsApp.

This Saturdays run takes place at Hotel Troy located along Magadi Rd -Karen

Location See Google Maps
https://maps.app.goo.gl/v5FrdHUV8yoDN6GeA

Distances: 10, 15, 20, 25, 30km
Run Terrain : 98% Tarmac
Breakfast @ Kshs 700
Showers available, carry your change of clothes
February Babies Birthday Cake ? ? ? Cutting @ 10 A.M

Run Captain: Carol Mungai, please look out for her.

Run will be flagged off at 7A.M

Registration Required: please click link to register

https://forms.gle/wKAywXkXYkLkaWBv8

Link will be closed on Thursday ay at 5PM

New Members: Please share this link with your friends who would like to join our club https://urbanswaras.co.ke/new-members/

Visit our Website http://urbanswaras.co.ke/ and Social Media pages (Facebook & Instagram) like, share and follow

For enquiries you can:

Contact: Club Secretary

Susan Okoma Tel:No: +254722928195/ urbanswaras@outlook.com

Urban Swaras Running Club, Nairobi, Kenya

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USRC 10th February Run 735@Rosslyn Riviera Mall along Limuru Rd

Dear Swaras,

Oloolua run served lots of elevation gain and hills that were quite challenging however we do hope that got you ready for Kili Marathon.

This weekend we are running in the city to allow your legs to rest from the trails. Saturdays run will take place at Rosslyn Riviera Mall see google maps for location
https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZPzW1h6F8TTWicx5A

Distances: 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 km
Run Terrain 98%Tarmac

Breakfast:@ Replica Cafe and Bakery – Order whatever tickles your fancy from the menu. We encourage members to partake breakfast
Run captain :Susan

Please note: Parking is free
Run flag off @7.00 AM from the basement
Registration Required: click link to register https://forms.gle/YiyKGuk4XjiuHarG9

New Members: Please share this link with your friends who would like to join our club https://urbanswaras.co.ke/new-members/

Visit our Website http://urbanswaras.co.ke/ and Social Media pages (Facebook & Instagram) like, share and follow

For enquiries you can:

Contact: Club Secretary

Susan Okoma Tel:No: +254722928195/ urbanswaras@outlook.com

Urban Swaras Running Club, Nairobi, Kenya

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USRC 3rd February Run 734 @Imani Resort Oloolua -Ngong/Matasia

Kereita run beautifully served hills, jaw-dropping picturesque scenery and refreshing crisp clean forest air that gave those who attended a clean pair of lungs. The banter at the Forest Restaurant as we took breakfast and watched people zipline was epic!
Check out the photos in the USRC WhatsApp.

This Saturdays run takes place at Imani Resort Oloolua in Ngong-Matasia area for more hills and views of the windmills to get you ready for Kili Marathon.

Distances: 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 km
Run Terrain :Approx. 65 % trail.
Breakfast @ Kshs 600

Swimming available@ Ksh.400per adult and Ksh.250 per child
Changing rooms are also available . Remember to carry your change of clothes to stay warm after your run
Run Captain: Peter Muia(Treasurer) please look out for him.

Registration Required: please click link to register
https://forms.gle/Bqj2LiqywfMBthG39
Link will be closed on Thursday at 5PM

New Members: Please share this link with your friends who would like to join our club https://urbanswaras.co.ke/new-members/

Visit our Website http://urbanswaras.co.ke/ and Social Media pages (Facebook & Instagram) like, share and follow

For enquiries you can:

Contact: Club Secretary

Susan Okoma Tel:No: +254722928195/ urbanswaras@outlook.com

Urban Swaras Running Club, Nairobi, Kenya

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USRC 27th January Run 733 @ The Forest – Kereita Forest, Kimende, Lari Sub County, Kiambu

Dear Swaras,

https://maps.app.goo.gl/U8Y7BP7qdyKEivTJ7
BE CAREFUL! Google Maps will try and direct you to a different route, so be sure to follow these instructions:
TAKE THE NAIROBI – NAIVASHA HIGHWAY – A104 Road. Drive on until you get to Kimende Total Petrol Station on Your Left.

TURN IN LEFT AT TOTAL KIMENDE PETROL STATION, Go behind total Kimende petrol station. TURN RIGHT AND GO UNDER THE OVERPASS (the drive over) you will see The Forest sign showing you to TURN RIGHT AFTER THE UNDERPASS.

TURN LEFT AT ST. PETER THE ROCK CATHOLIC CHURCH (You’ll see THE
FOREST SIGN)

DRIVE ON UNTIL YOU GET TO THE LARI SUB COUNTY OFFICES, THEN TURN
LEFT AT THE TARMAC ROAD. ( You’ll see our THE FOREST SIGN). This is the
Second Cross Road.

DRIVE ON, ON THE NARROW TARMAC ROAD, PAST MUNYAKA PRIMARY
SCHOOL ON YOUR RIGHT AND PAST THE KWS GATE (with a rhino fixture)
UNTIL YOU GET TO SIGN POST SHOWING YOU TO TURN IN RIGHT.

FOLLOW THE GRAVEL ROAD TO THE END and WELCOME TO THE FOREST!

Distances: 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 km

Flag Off: 7.30am (slightly late start)

Approx: 75% trail

Run captain: Gilbert Asamba

Breakfast/Lunch: The Forest – optional, to be taken at The Forest restaurant, prices range from Ksh. 200 to Ksh. 3,000 on a la carte.

Forest Fees: Ksh.232 per adult & Ksh.58 per student/under 18 must be paid to the club in advance and the club will pay directly to KFS (this is to avoid hold-ups and congestion at the entry) List to be shared to officers at gate. (Payment Code Needed)

Those interested in group transport: Ksh 1000 return trip on a first come basis (payment code as confirmation). 22 seater coaster Bus to depart Shell Hurligham at 6am and return from the Forest at noon.

Other outdoor activities available at Forest: zip lining, paintball, archery, mountain biking, horse riding, footgolf, nature walks etc

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Urban Swaras Starting Line Run 726 @ AGM, Radix Hotel, Langata

Dear Swaras,

There are always surprises when it comes to Swara runs! This time we had a new venue for Swaras to discover, and we also had kilometres upon kilometres of Runda neighbourhoods that we never knew existed, and to top it all off, we had a boda boda ferry (literally) to take us across a flooded part of the road! All in all, a great Swara outing, and a lovely sociable time all-round. See some photo highlights in the Starting Line: https://sway.office.com/e5oUL2AmSuP0aVyE?ref=Link

This week’s run – run and AGM from Radix Hotel, Langata

This weekend we will be having our Annual General Meeting at Radix Hotel, Langata Road. Please note the following timings:

7am – run (open to all, guest fees apply)

8am-11am – breakfast, free for paid-up, current members, payable for guests and non-current members

11am – AGM, open to paid-up, current members. Option of remote (Zoom) attendance possible. Be sure to register.

1pm – lunch, free, for AGM attendees, i.e. paid-up, current members

The AGM agenda is as below:

Preliminaries
Approval of last year’s AGM minutes and matters arising (minutes from last year linked below)
Chairman’s Report on club activities
Treasurer’s report on financial activities
Appointing of auditor (where necessary)
Discussions and voting on changes to membership, subscriptions, and constitution (where necessary)
Election of officials and CRE members
Any other matters for discussion submitted by members at least seven (7) days in advance.
Adjournment
See the Starting Line for more details and to register: https://sway.office.com/e5oUL2AmSuP0aVyE?ref=Link

#HaveYourSay

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Urban Swaras Starting Line Run 725 @ Rosslyn Riviera Mall

Dear Swaras,

Despite the last-minute change in venue we had a great turnout for our second town run in a row, and the ‘locals’ (those from the Kilieleshwa neighbourhood) came crawling out of the woodwork for a local run! Apologies to those disappointed that we didn’t have the planned trail run, sometimes these things happen, thank for your understanding! This week we’re running from Replica Cafe at Rosslyn Riviera Mall, Limuru Road. Check out some photo highlights and also how to nominate your future Swara Committee in the Starting Line: https://sway.office.com/AtyLD0AXH3XOiBvG?ref=Link

This week’s run – Replica Cafe, Rosslyn Riviera Mall

This weekend we will be running from Replica Cafe at Rosslyn Riviera Mall, Limuru Road. We will have distances from 10km to 30km, with a scintillating mix of trail and tarmac. See the Starting Line for more details and to register: https://sway.office.com/AtyLD0AXH3XOiBvG?ref=Link

Notice of AGM

The AGM was announced some time ago, and you still have just over a week to nominate the individuals you want to run (pun intended) the club! See full info and link to nominate here: https://sway.office.com/UwtJmyc26qT08NUU?ref=Link

#ReplicaRun

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CHANGE OF VENUE

Dear Swaras,
Unfortunately we will not be able to offer the run at Settler’s View Resort due to route conditions: intense rains, overgrown grass and thicket, too muddy and concerns from tea estate managers.
We are therefore announcing a late change of Venue to Kasuku Centre, Kileleshwa. 
Apologies for any inconvenience caused, we know a few of you had registered and were looking forward to it, as were we as officials! 

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Urban Swaras Starting Line Run 724 @ Settler’s View Resort, Kiambu

Dear Swaras,

We got back to our roots this past weekend, with a trail run around Nkoroi/Rongai, from The Smith. Those who braved the rain as they left the house were rewarded once they got to The Smith, with clear skies and a not (too) muddy trail! There was also a lovely and lively breakfast shared by all after the run, thank you to all who joined. Kudos to Benja, our Trail Fox, who had to completely remark as a result of the rains, never an easy task. See some photo highlights in the Starting Line: https://sway.office.com/NfOCO3xMIgxFcFLz?ref=Link

This week’s run – Settler’s View Resort, Kiambu

This weekend we will be running from Settler’s View Resort in Kiambu. We will have distances from 10km to 30km, with a majority trail. Sadly Lynton Farm Ecogreen run is not happening this year, as previously scheduled, but we will still be running from the same venue, so still expect the same great trail run! See the Starting Line for more details and to register: https://sway.office.com/NfOCO3xMIgxFcFLz?ref=Link

Notice of AGM

Two weeks ago we shared with you notice of our upcoming AGM. Nominations for Officials and CRE will be opening THIS WEEK, keep an eye out, and don’t be afraid to step up to be a part of the leadership of our club!

See below.

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Dear Swara members, 

It is my pleasure, as Secretary of this great club, to formally announce that the Urban Swaras Running Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 2nd December from 11am at The Radix Hotel, Langata Road, open to current members. 

If you are not a member, or your membership is not up to date, you will not be able to attend or vote. We urge you to update your status as soon as possible to ensure you have a voice in how your club is run (no pun intended).

The AGM structure will be as follows:

  1. Preliminaries 
  2. Approval of last year’s AGM minutes and matters arising
  3. Chairman’s Report on club activities
  4. Treasurer’s report on financial activities
  5. Appointing of auditor (where necessary)
  6. Discussions and voting on changes to membership, subscriptions, and constitution (where necessary)
  7. Election of officials and CRE members
  8. Any other matters for discussion submitted by members at least seven (7) days in advance. 
  9. Adjournment

Therefore if you have any matters you would like the club to discuss, and are an active member, please submit them by email to clairesimonebaker@gmail.com at least seven days before the AGM.

By order of the officials and the CRE.

#SettlingDown

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Urban Swaras Starting Line Run 723 @ The Smith, Rongai

Dear Swaras,

We truly went back in time this weekend, with our Golden Oldies themed end of year dinner, which was a huge hit, and fully booked! There was a soul train, there was poetry, there were awards, there was cake and stickers, there was an award for best dressed, there was a quiz thanks to David Gray of Quizmasters, and there were just enough speeches to make us feel loved by all!

Thanks to all who attended and made it such an event to remember. Special thanks to our sponsors, Shiwan Adventures, Kingvale Insurance, and Avani Patel. Also thanks to our members who volunteered to put the event together: Njeri the Poet (MC), Margaret Njuguna (awards), Malaika (decor), and Felicita. Thanks also to James and Benja for helping out on the night. Well done to all who won awards, and also to ALL who survived the Urban Swaras 2023, what a running year we’ve had! See some awesome photo highlights in the Starting Line: https://sway.office.com/4s6wS88Vi1HAOceZ?ref=Link

Before that we also had a very present-day run from Ambo Gardens, a great way to warm up for the evening party!

This week’s run – The Smith, Rongai

Join us at The Smith Hotel in Rongai, for some nice trail and dirt roads, oh how we’ve missed you! Distances on offer from 10km to 30km. See the Starting Line for more details and to register: https://sway.office.com/4s6wS88Vi1HAOceZ?ref=Link

Notice of AGM

Last week we shared with you notice of our upcoming AGM. Nominations for Officials and CRE will be opening soon, keep an eye out, and don’t be afraid to step up to be a part of the leadership of our club!

See below.

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Dear Swara members,

It is my pleasure, as Secretary of this great club, to formally announce that the Urban Swaras Running Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 2nd December from 11am at The Radix Hotel, Langata Road, open to current members.

If you are not a member, or your membership is not up to date, you will not be able to attend or vote. We urge you to update your status as soon as possible to ensure you have a voice in how your club is run (no pun intended).

The AGM structure will be as follows:

Preliminaries
Approval of last year’s AGM minutes and matters arising
Chairman’s Report on club activities
Treasurer’s report on financial activities
Appointing of auditor (where necessary)
Discussions and voting on changes to membership, subscriptions, and constitution (where necessary)
Election of officials and CRE members
Any other matters for discussion submitted by members at least seven (7) days in advance.
Adjournment
Therefore if you have any matters you would like the club to discuss, and are an active member, please submit them by email to clairesimonebaker@gmail.com at least seven days before the AGM.

By order of the officials and the CRE.

#RongaiRongirl