Urban Swaras Starting Line Run 717 @ United Kenya Club, State House Road

Dear Swaras,

Good things come to those who wait, and for those who had been hotly anticipating the Mount Kenya Ultra as their big run of the year, this was certainly a very good thing that came after a long wait! We had a record-breaking turnout, with almost 300 runners taking part across the four activities: 25km run, 50km run, 80km run, and 80km ride. Support was top-notch, with runners swamped with chapatis and fruits and all sorts, and there were smiles and good cheer all round. You can find an official photo album here:

You’ll find some photo highlights in the Starting Line (Link to Starting Line: to browse through as a start! Huge thank you to our co-organisers, the Nyeri County Government, and the Mount Kenya Blazers, as well as the many sponsors. Join me in also sharing a huge round of applause for Masika, our committee member, and main leader of the Organising Committee!

If you have any feedback to share on the run, or a story to tell, send us a message!

Well done also to all the Swaras who took part in the Friends of Karura Forest Run, and also Belin Marathon, we were cheering you all on.

Remember, we have more exciting runs coming up, see the Starting Line to find out more, and sign up to be in the Naivasha Relay team, and register for Stan Chart – a jam packed next couple of months! Link to Starting Line:

This week’s run – United Kenya Club, State House Road

This week we are running from United Kenya Club, on State House Road. This will be a majority tarmac, town-based run, from a brand new location for the Swaras, and free changing room facilities available for after the run, in case you need to rush off somewhere fancy. Distances on offer will be up to 25km. See the Starting Line for more details and to register:

Upcoming runs

Naivasha Relay

This a legendary, epic, and unmissable run, taking you on a relay trail run in teams of 9, across more than 90km from Nairobi all the way to Naivasha! Organised every year by the Nairobi Hash House Harriers, we are opening up to members of the Swaras to be part of the Swara team(s). Reach out on by Tuesday 26th September if you’re interested. There will be a team fee, and fees for transport and food and accommodation, so this is not a normal run (though of course it will be subsidised by the club). The relay will take up the weekend of the 7th October 2023.

Stan Chart

Registration is open for the fast approaching Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon, happening on Sunday 29th October, and you can register using the exclusive Swara link here: