Urban Swaras Starting Line Run 599 @KEFRI, Muguga

Last week’s run was a sublime urban Swara run – quite literally urban! – in and around Ngong Road and Adams Arcade. A great time was had by all, both on and off the trail, and we were delighted to see some new members amongst us, welcome to all of you! Many Swaras also joined other representative of Nairobi’s recreational running community for the first Nairobi Marathon Relay, organised in Karen by David Thuo of Fitness With David. What a great show of dedication, solidarity, and running fun by all, and well done to all who took part! Medals were given, and awards to the winning teams in each category, with several Swaras being recognised as teams and individuals, but at the end of the day, all who showed up deserve praise for getting past the start and finish line in one piece, and showing what sportsmanship and super loud cheering is all about! Well done to all who took part. See photo highlights in the Starting Line:

This Saturday we’re heading to the forests of KEFRI, in Muguga, where you know that there will be plenty of beautiful trail to explore. Lookin forward to seeing many of you there!

Details of this Saturday’s run are in the Starting Line and please remember our COVID protocols and safety guidelines are just as important as ever. Looking forward to seeing many of you there! Register by end of day Thursday. Link to Starting Line:

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We have now released the calendar of runs for the rest of 2021, as we know how important it is to plan ahead, especially for big, out-of-town runs, such as the Voi Ultra Run (21st August) and the traditional Nairobi-Naivasha Relay (YES, IT’S BACK!!! 2nd October). See the Starting Line for the full calendar, or check out the calendar tab on the website.