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All set for Beyond Zero Half Marathon

Last updated 7 months ago | By Dennis Okeyo

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta lead participats in Beyond Zero Campaign marathon in Nairobi. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

It’s all systems go as the fifth edition of the Beyond Zero Half Marathon takes centre stage on Sunday, at Nyayo Stadium.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta will lead over 20,000 participants in the Nairobi streets with aim raising Sh250 million towards zero maternal deaths, zero child death, a healthy lifestyle for the elderly, zero new HIV infections and zero child marriages.

Peter Gacheru, who is the race event organiser, said the registration for the race has been extended to tomorrow and urged more participants to come out at support the initiative.

“Preparations are in top gear and we expect the registration to reach our target of 25,000. Meanwhile, the registration is open until Friday. We have also introduced T11, T12, and T13 category for the Paralympics runners,” said Gacheru.

Joshua Omukata, the Nairobi County Traffic Commander, said traffic flow in and out of the city will be interrupted, with motorists advised to use the alternative routes.

The roads to be affected include; Mombasa, Lusaka, Aerodrome Bunyala, Haile Selassie, Kenyatta Avenue, University Way and Waiyaki Way.

“We have made the elaborate ways of managing the traffic flow. Motorists coming from Mombasa Road are advised to use the southern bypass, same as those coming from Waiyaki Way. James Gichuru and Jogoo Road will be available for use and those heading towards the JKIA from town should use Jogoo Road,” said Omukata.

Winners for the 21km will pocket Sh250, 000 while 10km road race winners will take home Sh100, 000. 

 

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