Urban Swaras Starting Line Run 722 @ Ambo Gardens, Lavington

Dear Swaras,

What an epic running weekend it was for the entire Nairobi recreational running community! After our well-attended run from Lava Latte on Saturday, with stretches by the incomparable Elvis Abonyo (kudos to him), on Sunday tens of thousands of runners poured out to run the 5, 10, 21, and 42km runs at Stan Chart, and the vibe was electric! I know for a fact we had a number of PBs, and some maiden marathons/half marathons, and I hope you’re all still enjoying that runners’ high! We hope you enjoyed the tent, and sharing it with a couple of other recreational running clubs, and a BIG thank you to Benja, James, Avani, John and Levyne, who volunteered from eeeearly morning to support the runners for the full course, and also those who went back out onto the course to support on tired legs after their own runs (notably Felicita, Richard and David). It was a beautiful day, and, I’m sure you’ll agree, a great day to be a Swara! See MANY photo highlights in the Starting Line:

If you’ve not yet booked your spot at the end of year dinner, you have until Wednesday 1st November 5pm to do so! What are you waiting for?! I’m pleased to announced that the 3,500ksh booking fee WILL include ONE beer or wine for those who want something more than ‘just’ the runner’s high 😉 Time is ticking:

You also have until end of today (Monday 30th October) to nominate who you want to be honoured in the end of year awards:

This week’s run – Ambo Gardens

Join us at Ambo Gardens in Lavington for a cool-down run, with distances from 10km to 30km, mostly on tarmac. Come out in numbers, so we can witness the transformation from sweaty runners to swinging 60s divas and dancers for the evening party 😉 See the Starting Line for more details and to register:

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Not a run but a party!

Let’s celebrate our running year together, with a dinner and opportunity to dress up and party, with the Urban Swaras End of Year Dinner 2023. 

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Venue: Qaribu Inn, Waiyaki Way, Loresho

Date: Saturday 4th November

Time: 6.30pm till late

Theme: Golden Oldies – 60s and 70s retro! Crack out those bell bottoms, big lapel jackets, platform heels, or anything else you think captures the spirit of those classic technicolour decades. 

Tickets; 3,500 KES, inclusive of three course dinner and soft drink or local beer or glass of wine.

Extras: DJ and cash bar, and some little surprises for sure!

Paybill number 222111, account number 2106011, business name Urban Swaras Running Club

We have a new sponsor! Thanks to Shiwan Adventures for sponsoring the event, you can find out more about their adventure and team building services here:

Link to book: