Several roads in Nairobi will be closed on Sunday 30th October 2022 for the 19th edition of the Standard Chartered Marathon.
The start and finish points will be at Uhuru Gardens along Langata Road with the route mainly being along the Southern bypass.
Ngong Road, Langata Road and Mombasa Road, are the roads that will be mainly affected since they lead into the Southern Bypass. The Southern bypass from Carnivore to Dagoretti will be closed.
This was announced yesterday during a press briefing held yesterday by the organizers of the event and the National Police Service. Nairobi Traffic Deputy Commander stated that they have created traffic diversions and provided access to alternative routes during the designated marathon hours.
Further, she advised motorists to use the alternative routes provided. She also pleaded with motorists to cooperate with traffic officers stationed along the routes to ensure a smooth flow of traffic and that strong security measures will be used to protect attendees who are projected to be over 14,000 from Kenya and beyond.
The event features various races which include the 42KM Marathon, 21KM half marathon, 10KM race, 5KM family race and the 21KM wheelchair race where the winners in the different categories get to walk away with cash prizes.