24 February 2013

Kenya: Half-Marathon to Celebrate Stronger Unep and Support Peace to Take Place

press release

Some of Kenya's top runners will race through the streets of Nairobi alongside the public on Sunday to celebrate the strengthening and upgrading of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), which makes Nairobi a true world environmental capital, and to support an initiative to raise awareness of the need for peaceful elections in Kenya.

Organized by the Paul Tergat Foundation, Athletics Kenya and UNEP, the 21-kilometre celebratory run will start at the Kenya Technical Teachers College in Gigiri.

As well as celebrating UNEP's new universal membership, the race is in support of The Sports for Peaceful Elections Campaign, started in January by the UN, the Sports Association, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and Google Kenya.

Registration commences at 0630am, and the first race, for children, begins at 0830am. The women's half-marathon begins at 0915am, the men's at 0930am. The 7.5 kilometre fun run begins at 0940am.

The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place at 1140am.

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