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Kisumu hosts the second Standard Chartered Marathon Satellite Run

Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon has today hosted the Kisumu Satellite run at the Moi Stadium, Kisumu.

The 5 km run was flagged off by Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o.  

More than 1,000 runners participated in the run which is the last of the three satellite runs created to increase participation across the country.

As we run this morning we will not only be keeping fit, but contributing significantly to the conservation of the environment through planting of trees and donating to a kitty towards the bank’s Futuremakers initiative

Governor Nyong’o

Other satellite runs

The Kisumu Satellite Run was the second among the three satellite races after the coast region which hosted the run on 24th October 2022.

The Kakamega Satellite Run is slated for 29th of October 2022.

After the run, Governor Ny’ongo led a tree planting exercise in the county grounds.

Nyong’o said that the initiative which is aimed at tackling inequality in society and promoting economic inclusion for the younger generation would contribute to environmental conservation.

“As we run this morning we will not only be keeping fit, but contributing significantly to the conservation of the environment through planting of trees and donating to a kitty towards the bank’s Futuremakers initiative,” he said.

Runners can still participate in the virtual marathon from today till Sunday 30th October 2022 as we run for a worthy cause

Peter Gitau

The Marathon

Commenting on the Kisumu Satellite Run, Local Organizing Committee Chairman, Peter Gitau said that the bank was gearing towards promoting community engagement as well as economic development.

“As a bank we remain key to ensure that our marathons are open and inclusive. Through this we are best placed to promote community engagement, civic engagement, and local economic development,” he said.

He also congratulated the Kisumu County government for their support while encouraging other Kenyans to register for the virtual marathon.

“Runners can still participate in the virtual marathon from today till Sunday 30th October 2022 as we run for a worthy cause,” furthered Gitau.

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