Urban Swaras Starting Line run 656 @ The Waterfront, Karen

I think everyone can agree that that was one heck of a trail! Perfect Swara terrain and perfect weather, all made for a very merry bunch of Swaras. We ran alongside row upon row of pineapples, then through coffee plantations, we even got watered alongside the pineapples! It sometimes felt like we were running circles around Kilimambogo/Ol Donyo Sabuk, and so we knew we were never ‘too’ far from home! It was a first time for many of us running in this area, and I very much doubt any of us want it to be our last! See the Starting Line for some awesome photo highlights:

An apology to those on any of the recent runs who have found themselves running longer distances than intended. As you can imagine, it is no easy feat to get exact distances for up to six different distances every week, and we don’t always get it right. For those distances where you had a large ‘bonus’ we apologise, we do our best to try and make sure this doesn’t happen. That being said, please accept that all distances are approximate, and you may find that the final distance is slightly more or slightly less, and we recommend always carrying some water, and/or some money or m-pesa with you in case of emergency. Thanks for your understanding.

This week’s run – The Waterfront, Karen

See you all this Saturday for a run in Karen, from The Waterfront shopping mall. We will meet in the car park (the Karen Road side), and you may take breakfast at any of the restaurants in the mall, for example CJ’s, Saab Bakery, Mama Ashanti, etc). Distances on offer will be approximately 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30km. A heads-up that the intended run at Mvuke Geothermal Spa slated for 6th August is currently being considered for a date change given the impending elections. Please keep an eye out for more information on this. Find full info on the Karen run and the link to register in the Starting Line:

Duka La Swara is open!

Don’t miss the chance to order hoodies, caps, mugs, jackets and stickers (with some items able to personalised with your name/running nickname)! You have until Friday to order and pay: