Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon to host warm-up run at Tatu City on July 13, 2024

Tatu City and Standard Chartered will on Saturday July 13, 2024, host the official warm-up run for the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon.

With race distances of 5km, 10km, and 21km, the full-day event caters for runners of all abilities. The race village will also feature a variety of entertainment, including live music performances by top Kenyan artists, a kid’s zone with fun activities, and a food and drinks area offering a wide range of refreshments. With high-value prizes from Platinum sponsor Dr. Mattress, the event is expected to attract thousands of runners, families, and friends ahead of the main Nairobi Marathon which will take place on October 27, 2024.

Speaking about the warm-up run, Jonathan Batty, Group Head of Marketing & Communications at Rendeavour, the owner and developer of Tatu City, said: “Tatu City is the perfect environment for world-class sporting and recreational events like the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon. It is safe, secure, beautiful, and has hundreds of kilometres of tarmacked roads, tracks and trails. Runners, walkers, their friends and families can feel confident of a great day out.”

On her part, Joyce Kibe, the Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing at Standard Chartered, commented: “The Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon Warm-up Run at Tatu City marks a new chapter in our marathon’s history. We are excited to provide participants with a unique opportunity to prepare for the Nairobi marathon in October while enjoying the beautiful and secure setting of Tatu City.”

The event is backed by over a dozen prominent sponsors, with Dr. Mattress leading as Platinum Sponsor. Dr. Mattress, a renowned Kenyan manufacturer of beds, mattresses and furniture, is also the main Prize Sponsor. With prizes worth over KES 1.5 million, participants can win across a wide variety of categories, including the top three fastest runners across all distances, best represented running club, most lively group, and youngest and oldest running participants.

“Tatu City is home to Dr. Mattress, so it was natural for us to sponsor this event. We want people to experience first-hand the exciting range of high-quality bedroom and living room furniture we produce here in Tatu City. We encourage everyone to participate and experience the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle,” said Adnan Merdin, Founder and Managing Director of Dr. Mattress.

Sponsors include:

Platinum – Dr. Mattress, East Africa’s pioneer of mattress and furniture technologies.

Gold Next Property, an innovative real estate company with experience in Europe and the UAE which, will announce a new residential project in Tatu City.

SilverCold Solutions East Africa is the region’s leading temperature-controlled warehouse and logistics service provider based in Tatu City.

BronzeCrawford International School, a trailblazer in innovative and forward-thinking education with a leading school in Tatu City.

Bronze Davis & Shirtliff, a leading supplier of water-related equipment in the East African region.

Bronze –  Eneo at Tatu Central, a twin-tower Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and business hub at Tatu City.

BronzeHeineken, the world’s most international brewer.

BronzeMMC Asafo, Africa’s foremost international law firm.

Bronze – Nova Pioneer, an African independent school network offering a Cambridge Curriculum and an inquiry-based learning experience.

BronzeUnity Homes, a leader in affordable and stylish housing, building homes in Tatu City.


Other sponsors

Event sponsor Omnispace, a leader in event platforms and memorable live experiences.

Route sponsorSTECOL Corporation, a leading construction engineering company based in Tatu City.

Prize sponsorDr. Mattress, East Africa’s pioneer of mattress and furniture technologies.

Prize sponsorFreight Forwarders Kenya, an end-to-end logistics services company covering East and Central Africa based in Tatu City. Luxury hampers from Freight Forwarders will be awarded to best fancy dress, most fun team, most lively fans, and even the most spirited dancers during the musical performances.

Sports technology sponsor –  Lornah Sports Coaching – a community dedicated to bringing out the best in every runner.


Charities to be supported:

The event will support two important charities highlighting Tatu City’s commitment to social responsibility. One Heart works to break the cycle of poverty amongst East African children and will use funds to renovate Oaklands Primary School, a disadvantaged government primary school in Kiambu County. Huntington’s Disease Africa (HDA), an advocacy body based in Nairobi, Kenya, will use funds raised for research as well as to drive awareness, engage policymakers, and support those living with Huntington’s Disease.


How to register:

To register for the Standard Chartered Marathon Warm-up Run at Tatu City, visit the event’s website. Registration is free.

Tatu City is a 5,000-acre new city on Nairobi’s doorstep with homes, schools, businesses, a shopping district, medical clinic, nature areas and recreation for more than 250,000 residents and tens of thousands of day visitors. Tatu City’s schools educate thousands of students daily, a range of homes suits all incomes and more than 78 businesses thrive in the country’s first operational Special Economic Zone. Located 30 minutes from Westlands, Tatu City represents a new way of living and thinking for all Kenyans in a live, work and play environment that is free from traffic congestion and long-distance commuting.

More than 78 local, regional and global businesses are operational or under development in Tatu City’s business-friendly location, including CCI Global, Heineken, Kärcher, Dormans, Copia, Cooper K-Brands, Grit Real Estate Income Group, Twiga Foods, Freight Forwarders Solutions, ADvTECH, Friendship Group and Davis & Shirtliff. Business benefits at Tatu City SEZ include VAT zero-rating, import and stamp duty exemptions and 10% corporate tax for the first 10 years.

Tatu City is a development by Rendeavour, Africa’s largest new city builder with 30,000 acres of visionary projects in growth trajectories across Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia and the DRC.


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