Over the last decade or so Safaricom has invested close to KES 1 billion in various athletics events, and has for the last three years brought these events together under the banner of the Safaricom Athletics Series.
Launched in 2013, the Safaricom Athletics Series aims to transform lives through sports, using sporting events to bring communities together while at the same time identifying and nurturing new talent. In 2015 we held 18 races in different parts of the country. These races – ranging from community races to marathons and track and field events – have given us an opportunity to witness firsthand the amount of sporting talent that Kenya is blessed with. Through them we have also seen the opportunity for more young men and women from all over the country to realise their dreams of excelling in sports, and remain committed to providing a platform from which they can launch their careers and receive valuable training as they seek to represent Kenya at the highest levels of sport.
By working closely with our partners – Athletics Kenya, Deaf Athletics Association of Kenya and the National Paralympics Committee – we have developed a strong athletics calendar that has resulted in local training opportunities for our athletes, who are using various races to prepare for international meets. These local events have played a key role in shortlisting talent for Team Kenya, which has gone ahead to perform remarkably well at global events most recently at the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
|Name of Race||Date||Category||Venue|
|1||5th Safaricom Track & Field Grassroots Build Up Competition||8th - 9th May 2016||Track & Field||Kisii|
|2||6th Safaricom Track & Filed Grassroots Build Up Competition||22nd - 23rd May 2016||Track & Field||Eldoret|
|3||Safaricom 2nd Deaf Marathon||31st May 2016||Long Distance & Special/ Community||Eldoret|
|4||National Police Service Athletics Championships||4th - 6th June 2016||Track & Field||Kasarani|
|5||Henry Wanyoike Hope For The Future Run||6th June 2016||Long Distance & Special/ Community||Kikuyu|
|6||Safaricom Counties Athletics Championships||12th - 13th June 2016||Track & Field||in all Counties in Kenya|
|7||Safaricom Regional Athletics Championships||2nd - 4th July 2016||Track & Field||in all Regions (former provinces) in Kenya|
|8||Safaricom National Athletics Champions||9th - 11th July 2016||Track & Field||Kasarani Stadium|
|9||Safaricom Trials for World Athletics Championships / All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville||24th - 25th July 2016||Track & Field||Kasarani Stadium|
|10||Safaricom Iten Road Race||1st Aug 2016||Long Distance & New York||Iten|
|11||Safaricom Kisii Half Marathon||14th Aug 2016||Long Distance & New York||Kisii|
|12||National Deaf Championships to Congo||19th & 20th Aug 2016||Long Distance & Special / Community||Nairobi|
|13||Safaricom Mombasa International Marathon||27th Sept 2016||Long Distance & New York||Mombasa|
|14||Safaricom Ndalat Gaa Cross Country||10th Oct 2016||Long Distance Races||Eldoret|
|15||Safaricom Madoka Half Marathon||17th Oct 2016||Long Distance Races┬á||Wundanyi|
|16||Tegla Loroupe Peace Race||9th Nov 2016||Long Distance Races & Special/ Community||West Pokot|
|17||KASS Marathon||15th Nov 2016||Long Distance races||Eldoret|
|18||Safaricom Imenti South Road Race||4th Dec 2016||Long Distance races||Meru|
|19||Safaricom Kisumu County National Marathon||18th Dec 2016||Long Distance races||Kisumu|