2024 Nairobi City Half Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Nairobi City Half Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

The half marathon version of the Nairobi City Marathon starts in the bustling city center, presenting a 162m elevation gain that offers a moderate challenge to its participants. The route captures the essence of Nairobi, showcasing a mix of old and new architecture and vibrant street life. Runners of all abilities enjoy the supportive crowd and well-managed course, making it a popular choice for both competitive athletes and casual runners. The event epitomizes the spirit of Nairobi, with its lively ambiance and scenic urban backdrop, providing an unforgettable racing experience.

Date: 

Sun
Jul 7
2024

Location: 

Nairobi, Kenya

Distance

21.1km / 13.1mi

Elevation profile: 

Moderate

Website: 

Link

Elevation gain: 

182m /

Number of participants: 

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How to train for Nairobi City Half Marathon: Nairobi City Half Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for Nairobi City Half Marathon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

Runna offers running training plans for every runner and goal out there.

With Runna, your running coaching app, you get a personalized Half Marathon training plan that:

  • Structures your week and sets out all sessions for you
  • Automatically adjusts your mileage and types of runs to help you perform at your best
  • Incorporates deloads and strength training
  • Helps you manage your recovery and nutrition

Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

Check out our personalized Half Marathon training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

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02/05
I’m 45 and only started running 12 weeks ago when I downloaded the Runna app.
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Through training with Runna since January, I’m so proud to say I’ve completed a marathon in 3hr37min
Sathi
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04/05
From struggling to run 5km to running our first half marathon within 6 months of training using Runna! Loved every second of it.
Sara C
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Nairobi City Half Marathon FAQ: All you need to know about the Nairobi City Half Marathon

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