A Warm-up Marathon Set To Be Held At Tatu City

by Business Watch Team
Tatu City

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 to 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, and beautiful, and has hundreds of kilometers 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.

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