Friends of Karura Anniversary Race 2023

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Registration is closed, and we look forward to hosting those joining us on Sunday.  Please find below all the information that you need for race day:


Race Packs

Race packs and t-shirts are available for collection from Run Beyond.  Please note that your race pack is required for entry to Karura as well as for timing, so make sure you have planned to collect before race day.  There will be no distribution of race packs on the morning of the event.

Due to the lead time, we had to order the race t-shirts before registration.  As a result of high demand for smaller sizes, unfortunately you may no longer be able to receive your preferred size.  Please accept our appologies in advance if this is the case.

Please contact our team at [email protected] or on 0711 892032 if you require further support.


Getting To The Start

The event area and start are at Amani Gardens which is accessed through Gate A, off Limuru Road across from the Belgium Embassy.

Forest entry and parking is included in your entry.  You will be requested to show your race number to access the forest as a race participant.

Once in the forest, follow the road until you reach the head of the trail.  If parking is available, you will be directed right to the Amani Gardens parking.  Once the Amani Gardens parking is full, you may be directed left to park at KFEET.  Please allow time to in case you need to walk to the start.

Pedestrians can also disembark at the Gigiri junction and access the forest via the pedestrian gate (Gate D) on ICRAF road.


Start Times

Start times are according to distance as follows:

  • 21km: 8:00am (warm-up starts 7:30am) 
  • 10km: 8:30am (warm-up starts 8:00am)
  • 5km/2km: 9:00am (warm-up starts 8:300am)

All races will start promptly, so we recommend aiming to arrive at Amani Gardens at least 40 minutes before your event to allow time for accessing the forest, parking and joining the warm-up.

Races will be chip timed, so to ensure that your run is accurately timed please join the correct start for your distance.


Water Points and First Aid

The are multiple water points across the course and, depending on your distance, fruits and energy gels will also be provided.  Water will be pre-served in paper cups.  Please ensure that all cups and other rubbish are placed in the bins provided.

Each water point will also have a member of the FKF team and a qualified first-aider.  If you require any assistance, or become aware of another runner requiring assistance, please notify a member of the team accordingly.

Water will also be available at the finish line.  There will be cups provided, but in the interests of minimising waste, if you can bring your own reusable bottle it will be appreciated.


Post-Race Celebration / Berlin Marathon

All post-race activities, refreshments and snacks have been generously provided by our race partners.  On crossing the finish line, you will be given a set of coupons that can be redeemed with the respective partners.

The Berlin Marathon starts are 10:15am.  Feel free to bring camping chairs and rugs for the watch party.  You may also bring additional shade/suncream.

We have been asked to remind participants that no outside alcohol is allowed in the forest.



Each route can be viewed on and downloaded from Garmin Connect via the following links: 2km, 5km, 10km, 21km


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