Mountain to mountain ultra marathon 2024
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Mountain to Mountain Ultra Marathon 2024

“Every step is a victory.”

Hey Runners!!!!

Don’t miss the fourth Mountain to Mountain Ultra Marathon on September 21, 2024! Partnering with Nyeri County and the Blazers, this challenging run takes you on an epic trail from Mt. Kenya to the Aberdare Ranges.

Kick-off points and times:

  • 80km: Starts at 4:00 am from Mt. Kenya Naru moru Gate
  • 50km: Starts at 6:00 am from Springs BBQ Restaurant, Chaka Town
  • 25km: Starts at 8:00 am from Golden Gate Hotel, along the Mweiga-Nyahururu Road

Mountain to Mountain Ultra Marathon Route Map

Start: Naro Moru Gate, Mt. Kenya National Park (80 km)

Route:

  • 11km murram road to Kamburaini
  • Tarmac road through Kakuret and Karicheni on Chaka-Nanyuki Road
  • Turn towards Chaka and continue to Springs Hotel (50 km split)
  • Proceed to Dedan Kimathi University
  • Follow the scenic route past Chania River towards Nyeri Town
  • Pass Italian Memorial Church and Mathari Mission Hospital
  • Follow dirt road for 4 km to Mau Mau Road at Kihuyo Market (50 km mark)
  • Challenging 5km climb to Mweiga Road Junction, passing TreeTops Lodge
  • Final 25 km along scenic Nyoka Nyoka Road (high elevation)
  • Finish: Wandare Gate, Aberdare National Park (80 km)

Key Points:

High elevation in the final stretch

80 km total distance

50km split at Springs Hotel

Challenging climb after the 50km mark

Scenic views throughout the route

Registration is now open for a fee of Ksh. 1,500, which includes a T-shirt, medal, and support. (There will be a cash bar at the finish point with snacks and drinks from different vendors.)

Book your spot for this unmissable run by registering here.

The Race Village will be at Juniper Gardens Resort, Nyeri, and will offer:

  • T-shirt collection from September 20th
  • An information desk for all queries
  • Shuttle services to start points
  • Left luggage services and parking facilities

Accommodation and transport should be arranged individually, with various options available near each start point to suit all preferences.

PS: Join us for a Tree Planting Exercise on September 20th, 2024

Plant trees and protect the future! Join our pre-race event on September 20th to help conserve forests around Mount Kenya and the Aberdares. These forests provide vital water for the region.

For more information, contact Collins Kipkorir, Administrator (USRC), at info@urbanswaras.co.ke or +254 740 894 117

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Kericho Ultra Run

Attention Runners

Get ready for one of the most anticipated runs of the year! Join us for the USRC 20th July 2024 Run 758: Kericho Ultra Run at the breathtaking Hills Country Lodge, Kericho!

In partnership with Kericho Ultra Runners and Lions Club of Kericho, this run promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Venue: Hills Country Lodge – Kericho
Google Maps link: Click Here

Distances: 10km, 20km, 30km, 40km, 50km
Route: 80% Trail – Prepare for some scenic and challenging terrains!
Guest Fees: Kshs 600

Brunch and Mursik: On the house, courtesy of our lovely runners from the Rift Valley!
Brunch and Social at Poolside: Feel free to carry your swimming gear. Changing rooms available!
Cake July Babies will have an early treat this time courtesy of one of our own!!

REGISTRATION LINK: https://forms.gle/HPyq5WJMzftyTpF96

Partners and Sponsors:

  • Kericho Ultra Runners
  • Lions Club of Kericho

Group Return Transport: Offered by Shiwan Adventures @ Ksh.4000
Departure: Friday, 19th July at 10 AM from Shell Hurlingham. Possible pick up along Waiyaki Way and Nairobi – Nakuru Rd.
Return: Sunday, 21st July at 10 AM.
Join the group to make payment and ease coordination: Join WhatsApp Group

Accommodation:

  • Negotiated BB @ Ksh.2000 per person and Ksh.2600 sharing @ Hills Country Lodge. Talk to Daisy (0791787798). Shout you are a runner!
  • For other hotels and Airbnbs close to the venue, get in touch with Ann (0726669885) for assistance.

Nightlife: Don’t miss out on the fun at Wessyde Lounge, Kericho!

Run Captain: Shem


Mark your calendars, lace up your running shoes, and get ready for an epic adventure! Let’s make this run legendary!

KerichoUltraRun #TrailRunning #EpicRun #Don’tMissOut

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Run Number 756, at GMC – The Waterfront Karen, Nairobi.

Hey Swaras,

I hope you’re all doing well. This Saturday, July 6th, 2024, we have our usual run, Run Number 756, at GMC – The Waterfront Karen, Nairobi.

Google Maps link to the venue: GMC – The Waterfront Karen

Details:

  • Distances: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 km
  • Route: 95% Tarmac
  • Guest Fees: Kshs 600
  • Breakfast: Order whatever tickles your fancy from the menu. There is a 10% discount on drinks for runners.
  • Run Captain: Gilbert

REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/o82EJgGp2cuRsUvA9

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Voi Ultra Run

Strap on your running shoes and mark your calendars for the ultimate test of grit and endurance – the Voi Ultra Run is sprinting your way on June 1st, 2024! ???

Location: Africa Lodges, Voi, Taita Taveta : https://maps.app.goo.gl/PxLqXxqGGyNuJqPUA

This isn’t just any run; it’s a tribute to the indomitable spirit of our running tribe and a salute to our beloved patron Wahome. It’s time to conquer the trails he cherished, with distances that challenge every muscle in your body – choose from 15, 25, 35, 45 km (7am start) or go the extra mile with the 62 km ultra (5am start). And guess what? No guest fees– because we’re all about that run, no fuss! ???

Prep your legs with a 5km or 10km shakeout run on May 31st, and after the main event, take a leisurely 10km ‘Scent of the Swara’ recovery run through Voi Town on June 2nd. ?????

Let’s gather at 7pm on Saturday for a dinner in honor of Wahome – bring your best stories and a hearty appetite! ????

Please register here: https://forms.gle/gVniRmLxqZpMN14m7

Travel tip: Book your SGR tickets pronto, as there’s no group transport this time. For a comfy stay, dial up *Afrika Lodges at +254714423591 or drop an email to reservations@afrikalodges.co.ke – rooms are going faster than a sprinter on the final stretch!

For Hotel booking contact *Afrika Lodges on +254714423591 or reservations@afrikalodges.co.ke

Standard rms (single occupancy) BB- 2,500/=, HB- 4,000/=, FB- 5,500/=
Standard rms (double occupancy) BB- 3,500/=, HB-6,500/=, FB- 9,500/=
Deluxe rms (single occupancy) BB- 4,000/=, HB- 5,500/=, FB- 7,000/=
Deluxe rms (double occupancy) BB- 5,000/=, HB- 8,000/=, FB- 11,000/=

Please be reminded RESERVE YOUR ACCOMODATION AT THE HOTEL IN ADVANCE.

And for those not staying at the hotel, Afrika Lodges has got your breakfast covered, with full and mini options to fuel your run. Full breakfast sh. 1,200 mini breakfast sh. 700 respectively.??

Ready to blaze the trails and create memories that will last longer than the soreness in your calves?

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Sahihi Green Run & Walk

USRC Run Alert: Sahihi Green Run & Walk -Run 748?

Hey Swaras! Get ready to hit the trail at the *Sahihi Green Run & Walk. Mark your calendars for *11th May 2024 for our Run 748 at the scenic Gatatha Farm, Cianda – Kiambu.

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Distances:

  • 5km (official)
  • 10km (official)
  • 21km (official)
  • 30km (Swaras special)

Schedule:

  • Arrival: 6:30 AM
  • Flag off: 7:00 AM

The route is a beautiful 80% trail, perfect for a morning run or walk.

Breakfast/Meals:
Refuel after your run! Food vendors will be available at the finish point.

Registration:

  • USRC Members: Register Here
  • Swara: Registration Link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TlhYi9Bu3P8VFCVghEceuKqr7xxevnU_x2lTwKP_Thw/edit
  • Non-Members & those interested in T-shirts & certificates: Register Here (Registration Fees apply)

Let’s lace up and enjoy the greenery! ?

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Saturday, 27th April 2024 at Kyumbi Garden & Resort, Machakos Junction. It’s Run 746

Get ready for an exhilarating run this Saturday, 27th April 2024 at Kyumbi Garden & Resort, Machakos Junction. It’s Run 746 and here’s what you need to know:

Distances Galore: We’ve got you covered with distances of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 km

Trail Mix: Embrace nature with a 75% trail run that promises adventure and fun.

Find Us Here: Check out our starting point (https://maps.app.goo.gl/Vmv6hys9Pv1X1LP97).

Breakfast Club: Post-run, indulge in the menu at your leisure. Don’t miss out on the bone soup – it’s a runner’s delight!

Ride in Style: It’s about 50km from Nairobi. Save the planet and some cash by carpooling, or contact Collins (0740894117) for shared cab/Uber details. You can also join directly to the group using the following link : https://chat.whatsapp.com/HhWOWXoqUsyBKZUA334nuH

Captain’s Call: Our very own Shem Kiptoon will lead the pack.

Rain Plan: If the skies open up, we’ll switch to a tarmac route to Mua Hills.

Link to the registration form: https://forms.gle/KDhnGC1ds1LRxakf7

Starting time is 7AM Sharp!

Cheers, See you there!!!

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USRC Run #745 – The Green Table Pizza- Lavington Run

Join us on 20th April 2024 for a morning of fun, fitness, and food at The Green Table Pizza, Lavington Corner Mall. Lace-up for distances ranging from ~5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, km and enjoy a route that’s 95% tarmac under the hopeful rays of a sunny Saturday!

? Flag Off: 7:00 AM sharp!
? Run Captain: The fabulous Caro Mungai will lead the charge.

Post-run, refuel with a hearty Buffet Breakfast for just Ksh 700. Indulge in a spread of Tea/Coffee/Hot chocolate, a Boiled egg, Sausage, Sweet potato, Arrow roots, Mandazi, and Fruit. Plus, a complimentary slice of pizza to top it off!

? Celebrations continue at 11 AM with cake for our April babies and free Nyama Choma for a social outing that’s sure to be the talk of the town.

Let’s hit the ground running and make this a day to remember! ?

? Location: The Green Table Pizza, Lavington Corner Mall, James Gichuru Road, Nairobi

How to Register:
Use the link to secure your spot:
? Register Now ?
https://forms.gle/UJf4v6onyZihNAUV8

See you at the starting line! ?

TO NOTE!!!!:

Block the date:18th May
Alliance Classic Run 2024 Edition
Registration ongoing click link to register: https://forms.gle/6DNitEN7oN49XUhQ9

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USRC Seniors Run/Walk: 6th April 2024 Run 743 @ A.C.K St Francis Church, Karen-Ngong Rd

? Seniors Run/Walk: A Celebration of Lifelong Vitality! ?

Join us on a spirited run/walk that honors the timeless energy of our seniors and inspires all ages to embrace the joy of movement! ??????

When: Saturday, 6th April 2024

Where: A.C.K St. Francis Church Karen- Ngong Road

Start: 7 AM sharp –

Find Us Here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/dHhjK8Z4p9b4iPNM6

Choose Your Challenge:
• 5 KM – A joyful jaunt
• 10 KM – A spirited sprint
• 15 KM – A tenacious trek
• 20 KM – A vigorous voyage
• 25 KM – An enduring expedition
• 30 KM – The ultimate odyssey

Trail Details:?
• A scenic 90% tarmac route around the leafy suburbs of Karen that promises a smooth stride.

Run Captain:?
• The indomitable Susan will lead the way, showcasing the grace of age and the strength of spirit.

Post-Run Treat:?
• Relish a hearty breakfast for just Kshs.500/- and share in the camaraderie of fellow runners.

RSVP:?
• Confirm your spot by Thursday via the Google Docs link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfEQRIEuNIwQxTeR4LGW7ZzPreu31noIsq1gH9BqjSIFDEIw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Special Note:
• No guest fees! We encourage you to bring friends and family to share in this beautiful experience.

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: Admin Assistant (0740894117)– Collins Kipkorir

Email your name and Phone number: urbanswaras@outlook.com

Urban Swaras Running Club, Nairobi, Kenya

Let’s lace up and celebrate the wisdom of age and the exuberance of youth, proving that every step is a testament to life’s enduring dance. See you at the starting line!?

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USRC Easter weekend: 30th March 2024 Run 742 @ Safari Beach Hotel – Diani Beach Road, Ukunda, Kwale

A collaboration with lovely clubs/institutions and people of Kwale: South Coast Runners CBO, Diani walkers, Diani Tigers, Kwale Runners & Walkers, KWS (runners), KFS( seedlings & runners), NYS(runners), I&M(sponsorship), Base Titanium (runners breakfast), Glug ( water), Safari Beach Hotel( race village, fruits) ………….and others

‘‘Let the rhythm of the waves set your pace’’

Distances: 5,10, 20, 30, 35 km .
Tree planting 6am, Run briefing& warm up 6.15am, Flag off 6.30am

Run Type: Generally Trail: Forest, Ukunda town and villages , Beach

Stationary support stations with water in paper cups & fruits, ambulance @ race village

Complimentary breakfast for the 200 runners – courtesy of Base Titanium and Safari Beach hotel.

Register:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RJX0PqPT_8qerVF0TV-CagxQtytpSTCShvzkHNgAdfc/edit

Accommodation:
Race village: Safari Beach Hotel @ negotiated rate 6k PP sharing on BB talk to Prudence: 074503781
Others: Kijani Cottages: Hostels to single occupancy cottages (2k to 8.5K). Talk to Jerry: 254 715568719, Boxo Hotel and many others.

Other activities, after party and Lots of places to tour in Kwale (TBC by those attending)

Don’t miss out ….

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USRC 16th March, 2024. Run 740 @ Nifty Cafe & Wine Bar -Tigoni

Dear Swaras,

Last Saturday the collabo run collabo-d so well!Massive turnout,lovely photos and I hear the Swamp Runners didn’t believe they had such beautiful trails in their hood. Big up to Benja our Trail Fox for this! Thank you Swamp Runners for having us.
We shall do this again.

This Saturday we are going to Tigoni to smell some tea and drink some!! The trails will also serve you endless or is it infinity lush green tea estates scenic beauty! This is a not to be missed run!

Location: Nifty Cafe & Wine Bar
See Google Maps https://maps.app.goo.gl/pfUwXSom8RXeakNq9
Distances: 10, 15, 20, 25, 30,35 km
Run course Terrain Approx 75%Trail ( consider trail shoes incase it rains)

Buffet Breakfast Ala Carte

Carry your change of clothes (Tigoni can get cold)

Run Captain : Joe Gatonye

Registration Required Click link to register
https://forms.gle/YtosyNn6cSv6wb6D8

Link will be closed on Thursday @ 5PM

Run will be flagged off at 7 A.M

Limited Parking Notice: Please car-pool if you can,Parking slots are very few at the venue ,some cars may park along the road.

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