We are excited to partner with Friends of Karura and Team Jasho to bring you the inaugural Friends of Karura race series. Scheduled for the third Sunday of every month from February to June 2024, our 5km/10km series is the ideal way to keep motivated and develop a group of running peers around your own pace.
Registration for the February to June 2024 series is sold out.
Series Schedule: all events are scheduled for the third Sunday of the month (18th Feb, 17th Mar, 21st Apr, 19th May and 16th Jun)
Start: all events will start at 8:00am. The start line is on the Middle Track close to marker number 12
Forest Entry: forest entry is included in the entry fee. You will need to retain and present your race number for all five events
By car, enter via Gate A on Limuru Road. You can park at either KFEET (closer to start) or Amani Gardens (closer to finish). Pedestrians can also enter via Gate D on ICRAF Road
We advise you to allow additional time for gate access and walking to the start line
Routes: route and GPX files are available on the following links: 5km, 10km. Turns will be marked with reusable printed signs rather than chalk. In case you get lost, all routes finish on the trail next to the swamp below Amani Gardens
Route Support: water and fruits will be available at the 5km/10km point. If you would like to carry additional water, please remember that Karura does not allow single-use plastics into the forest
Numbers, T-shirts and Medals: race numbers will be available for collection from Run Beyond from midday on Thursday 15th February. Please arrange to collect your bib in advance of attending your first event to avoid any issues entering the forest and ensure that your time is recorded
To ensure that everybody can receive their requested size, t-shirts are being order based on the sizes submitted during registration and will be distributed from the third event in April
Medals will be distributed during the final race in the series and available for collection from Run Beyond thereafter
Race Times: race times will be recorded at the finish using chip timing. Again, please retain and wear your race number for all five events to have your time recorded
Please note that timing mats will only be placed at the finish line, so your time will be based on the gun time. I.e. if you are late to the start, this will impact on your recorded time!
Results: results for each event will be published on this page. Series results will be based on the fastest three times across the series, so it doesn't matter if you can't make all five events
Replacement Numbers: in case you lose your race number, a replacement number can be requested from Run Beyond at a cost of Ksh 300
Changing Distances: the start list for the series will be locked down after the first event, and we will not be able to change during the series. That said, if you have entered the 5km and would like to progress to the 10km distance, you are welcome to run the full distance, but your time will only be captured at the 5km point
Contact: hopefully, this covers all your FAQs, but if you have any other questions, please feel free to contact the team on 0711892032 or [email protected]