The UNEP Marathon

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will organize a half marathon (21km) on Sunday, 24 February 2013 following the first universal session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Forum (GC/GMEF).

The marathon will bring together most of Kenya’s renowned and upcoming athletes, UN staff members, the diplomatic community and the general public. A 7.5km run will be organized alongside the half marathon. The event will be used to promote environmental conservation and celebrate UNEP’s first session of GC/GMEF with universal membership.

Online registration for the marathon will open on Thursday, 31 January 2013 on the GC/GMEF website ( UNEP would like to invite the members of the diplomatic community and delegates to the GC/GMEF to register for this event. The route map of the running course is attached.

You are not required to pay any fees to participate in the marathon

Additional information on the marathon can be obtained from the Head of UNEP’s Sport and the Environment Unit, Division of Communication and Public Information (DCPI), Theodore Oben (TEL: +254 762 3262, or email:

Download Route Map Programme of events