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Magical Kenya Racing Weekend, Jul. 19-20 2014 @ Ngong Racecourse

-Ngong Race
Dates: July 19-20, 2014
Venue: Ngong Racecourse
Tickets: Adults Kshs 200, Under 16 Kshs 50 and Children below 5 years – Free

July 6, 2014 at 5:12 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town/Sports: the 6th 5-A-Side Diani Beach Touch Rugby, Jul. 11-13 2014 @ Diani Beach

Diani Beach

The 2014 edition of the annual Diani Beach 5-a-side Touch Rugby Tournament – the sixth edition of the event – will be held on 11th, 12th and 13th July 2014 on Diani Beach, considered by many as one of the best beaches in the world with five kilometres of pristine sand, clear blue waters and coral reef. It is the perfect venue for an annual Beach Touch Rugby Tournament that is not only hugely social but also very competitive with the standard of Rugby getting better every year. The final last year was very exciting and only concluded with a sudden death try after three periods of extra time.

There are four categories of teams; men’s, women’s, mixed and veterans. Mixed teams must include at least 3 ladies and veterans players must all be over 40.

George Barbour an ex East African Tuskers Veteran – and his team of organisers conduct a 2 days 1 night programme on 4 pitches. The tournament starts Friday evening under flood lights, games are played Saturday all day and Sunday see the finals finishing early afternoon.

Beside the tournament, Forty Thieves Beach Bar offers a wide range of entertainment over the weekend for everyone to enjoy, not mentioning the Football World Cup final games happening on that week end that will attract a large audience at the beach bar.

Diani Beach Touch Rugby together with the Rugby Patron’s Society support the Age Grade Program to engage with underprivileged children to give them something positive to focus on and to identify and nurture talent at an early age, maintain focus, develop rugby skills and prevent indulgence in drugs and/or the possibility of becoming street children. Up to date the Diani Beach Touch Rugby has raised KES 800,000 for this worthy cause.

This year we will also support the “South Coast Pirates” a new Rugby Club called and formed by the serious players from the Diani, Ukunda area. The players developed their initial skills from the Diani Beach Touch Rugby tournament over the last few years, organized by George Barbour of Forty Thieves Beach Bar.

These young players have been requesting for a more formal approach to the 15 a side full contact game, and with their enthusiasm and that of rugby coach David Nolan, it has now materialized and we hope that it will become one of the top Rugby Clubs of the future.

Many of these keen players are young and of very limited means and need all the help and encouragement that we can find, both in skilled training and financial support.

Their base is the Ukunda Show ground, which need to be upgraded and brought up to a satisfactory level so as to be usable for future serious rugby and soccer games for the benefit of all.

July 4, 2014 at 9:36 am Leave a comment

Charity Event: Hilton Tower Race 2014, Jun. 6 2014 @ Hilton – Nairobi

hilton tower race
Date: June 6, 2014
Venue: Hilton, Nairobi
Time: 2 pm
Registration: Kshs 1500 individuals & Kshs 15000 for corporate team

Proceeds to benefit the rural vision children’s rehabilitation home in Soweto Slums in Nairobi Embakasi Division

June 1, 2014 at 5:55 pm Leave a comment

Out Door Events/Sports: the East African Bow Sports, May 31 & Jun. 1 2014 @ Purdy Adams – Marula Lane. Karen

EA Bow Sports
Date: May 31 & June 1 2014
Venue: Purdy Adams, Marula Lane, Karen
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
Charges: 8-12 Kshs 1200 and above 13 Kshs 1800

May 23, 2014 at 12:51 pm 1 comment

Family Event: Salama Fikira Kenya Derby, Apr. 13 2014 @ Ngong Racecourse

New Picture
Date: Sunday, April 13 2014
Venue: Ngong Racecourse and Golf Park
Time: 12:00-17:00

An exciting day of fun for all the family with food, dancing, lots of children’s activities and of course world-class horse racing. Looking your best at the event is a must as there will also be a best-dressed prize of dinner and a massage for two people at Villa Rosa Kempinski.

April 10, 2014 at 12:49 pm Leave a comment

Outdoor Events: Kid’s Festival – All Sports Edition, Apr. 12 2014 @ Nyayo Stadium

Kids Festival
Date: April 12, 2014
Venue: Nyayo Stadium
Time: 10 am-5:30 pm
Tickets: Kshs 250

April 7, 2014 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

Family Day Out: Horse Racing – the Soprani Derby Trial, Mar. 16 2014 @ Ngong Race Course

Horse Racing
This Sunday the 16th of March 2014 there will be seven(7) races with three feature races namely:

The City of Nairobi Cup – 1600m at 1.50pm this will be followed by
The Jardin Lafitte Challenge Cup – 1400m at 2.25pm and lastly
The Soprani Derby Trial – 2060m at 4.10pm

The first race of the day will at 1.15pm and the last race of the day will take place at 4.45pm

March 14, 2014 at 9:41 am Leave a comment

Nature Kenya’s Lungs for Kenya Charity Golf Tournament, Mar. 21 2014 @ Karen Country Club

Golf Tournament
Nature Kenya is holding its 5th Annual Golf Tournament at Karen Country Club on Friday 21st March, 2014 at 12 noon.

This year’s golf theme is under the Lungs for Kenya campaign initiated by Nature Kenya with an aim of raising funds to plant 1 million trees in 4 sites in Coastal Kenya in 2014. To support this campaign, proceeds from the golf tournament will go towards assisting communities living adjacent to the Arabuko Sokoke Forest establish, manage and sustain communal tree nurseries, and also plant 100,000 seedlings as part of the forest’s rehabilitation program.

Nature Kenya has been partnering with 19 local community environmental groups, which have a total of over 1800 members in a range of sites across the country. These local communities near Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas are actively participating in tree planting. Last year, this effort was recognized when Nature Kenya was awarded the Total ECO Challenge Gold award for planting 1 million tree seedlings in Mount Kenya, North Rift and Western regions in the year 2012. These seedlings continue to be nurtured to see them grow into mature trees.

For more info, please click on this link..

March 14, 2014 at 8:19 am 1 comment

Golf: Barclays Kenya Open 2014, Mar. 6-9 2014 @ Karen Country Club

European Open
Dates: March 6-9, 2014
Venue: Karen Country Club
Tickets: KShs 500 (daily tickets) and KShs 1,000 (season tickets) –

Tickets available at Muthaiga Golf Club and Karen Golf Club from March 1, 2014. You can also buy the tickets at the gates on the match days.

2013 Kenya Open

Find more info here

February 26, 2014 at 6:06 pm Leave a comment

Rugby: Impala Floodlit 2013, Oct. 26 2013 @ Impala Club grounds

Floodies Defending champions Nondies play KCB in the clubs final, Prescott Cup Champions Alliance play surprise package Ofafa Jericho in the schools final while Strathmore II are up against Blak Blad in the varsities final.

Date: October 26, 2013
Venue: Impala Club grounds
Gates open at 10 am
Gate Charges: Ksh 400


October 22, 2013 at 8:39 am Leave a comment

Charity/Sports: Nairobi Marathon, Oct. 27 2013 @ Nyayo National Stadium

StanChart Marathon
Date: Sunday 27th October 2013
Venue: Nyayo National Stadium
Registration Fees: kshs 1000

Closing date for entries: Entries registration closes on Saturday Oct 19th at 5.00 pm for Standard Chartered Bank Branches and Monday Oct 21 at 7.00 pm at selected Nakumatt Supermarkets. On-line registration closes on October 24, 2013

Nyayo Stadium Layout
Nyayo Stadium Layout

For more information visit: and Stanchart Marathon Charity/cause:

October 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Kenya Airways Masai Marathon, Oct. 5 2013, @ Masai Mara National Reserve

Kenya Airways Masai Mara Marathon
Date: October 5, 2013
Venue: Masai Mara

Marathon Route Map

More info here:

October 5, 2013 at 10:10 am Leave a comment

Masai Mara Marathon, Oct. 5 2013 @ Masai Mara

masai mara marathon

Masai Mara Marathon Website

September 20, 2013 at 10:00 am 1 comment

Rugby: Safaricom Sevens, Sept. 20-22 2013 @ Moi International Sport center

safaricom 7s

The 18th edition of the Safaricom Sevens returns from 20-22 September at the Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani. Kenyan rugby fans have the chance to see their Kenya Sevens heroes duel it with a host of other international sides for the Robin Cahill trophy. There is also plenty of fun and entertainment galore at the famous village. You do not want to miss this great festival at what is arguably Africa’s premier sevens rugby event. The tickets will be sold at 18 Safaricom Shops countrywide:

In Nairobi, the tickets will retail at: I&M, Moi Avenue, Kimathi, Sarit, Nakumatt Mega, Westgate, Village Market, BuruBuru, Eastleigh, Bomas Galleria.

Countrywide: Nakuru, Kisumu Mega, Mombasa (Rex and Digo), Nyeri, Thika, Eldoret and Nanyuki. Tickets will also be available at the gates at the stadium.

Tickets for the Upper decks of Kasarani are retailing at Kshs. 200 for Friday matches and for Kshs.500 for each day on Saturday and Sunday. A season ticket for the upper decks is retailing at Kshs.1000.

Seats on the lower decks (nearest to the pitch) are going for Kshs.500 on Friday and Kshs.1,000 for each day on Saturday and Sunday. A season ticket on this section is retailing at Kshs.2,000.

There will be also a – VIP area situated in the middle part of the stadium (between upper and lower decks). Most of this space will be occupied by corporates but there will be some tickets on sale to the public for this space. These will retail at Kshs.1000, Friday and Kshs. 2000 across Saturday and Sunday Season tickets for this section will go for – Kshs. 4000 a piece

And in a bid to ensure fans’ safety and comfort are not compromised, Safaricom will offer free transport for advance ticket holders from KENCOM Kasarani and back to town at regular intervals.

Safaricom Sevens facebook page

Gate Charges
Friday 20 September 2013
Ksh 200 (upper decks)
Ksh 500 (lower decks)
Ksh 1000 (VIP)

Saturday 21 September 2013
Ksh 500 (upper decks)
Ksh 1000 (lower decks)
Ksh 2000 (VIP)

Sunday 22 September 2013
Ksh 500 (upper decks)
Ksh 1000 (lower decks)
Ksh 2000 (VIP)

SEASON TICKETS (Valid 20-22 September)
Ksh 1000 (upper decks)
Ksh 2000 (lower decks)
Ksh 4000 (VIP)

September 12, 2013 at 4:16 pm 4 comments

Rugby: Christie 7’s, Sept. 7-8 2013 @ RFUEA Grounds

Christie 7s
Dates: September 7-8, 2013
Venue: RFUEA Grounds
Tickets: Kshs 200.


September 5, 2013 at 11:13 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: 10th Ndakaini Half Marathon, Sept. 14 2013 @ Ndakaini

Ndakaini Event
Registration for the 10th UAP Ndakaini Half Marathon is currently taking place and will close on September 6, 2013.

Half Marathon Date: September 14, 2013
Venue: Ndakaini

Contacts: 0711 065 100

August 29, 2013 at 9:34 am Leave a comment

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya Charity Golf Tournament, Aug. 30 2013 @ Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club

SOS Childrens Home Charity
Date: August 30, 2013
Venue: Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club
Time: 9am – 6 pm
Dinner: 7-10 pm
Tickets: Ksh 3000

August 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm 2 comments

Sports: Kenya Women’s Rugby – Girls Night Out, Aug. 17 2013 @ Impala Grounds

Girls Night Out

August 12, 2013 at 7:59 pm Leave a comment

‪Sports: ‎Kabeberi 7’s‬, Aug. 10-11 2013 @ the Nairobi Railway Club

Kabeberi 7's
Dates: August 10-11, 2013
Venue: Nairobi Railway Club
Tickets: Kshs 200

August 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

Safaricom Sevens Series 2013: First leg – Dala7s, Aug. 3-4 2013 @ Kisumu Polytechnic

Safaricom 7
Dates: August 3-4, 2013
Venue: Kisumu Polytechnic
Location: Kisumu County
Entry: Kshs 200

August 2, 2013 at 3:07 pm Leave a comment

Sports/Out of Town: Iten Road Run, Aug. 3 2013 @ Iten Sports Ground

Iten Road Run
Date: August 3, 2013
Venue: Iten Sports Ground

August 2, 2013 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment

EAC Military Games & Cultural week, Aug. 5-17 2013 @ Various Venues in Nairobi

Dates: August 5-17, 2013
Venues: Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani – Football & Basketball, Kenya School of Monetary Studies – Women’s Netball, Nyayo National Stadium – Handball & Kahawa Garrison – Cross Country

August 2, 2013 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment

Run: Give the Trees a Run for their Money, Aug. 3 2013 @ Karura Forest

Karura walk, run, plant a tree - be there 3 August 2013

July 25, 2013 at 12:07 am 1 comment

Out of Town: Masaku 7’s, Jul. 27-28 2013 @ Machakos Golf Club

Masaku 7s

July 22, 2013 at 7:18 pm Leave a comment

Mid-Summer Golf & Petanque Tournament on Belgian National Day, Jul. 21 2013 @ Windsor Hotel

Belgian National Day
The Embassy kindly reminds you the festivities during our Belgian National Day on Sunday 21st of July.

Windsor Hotel organises a mid-summer golf and petanque tournament. There will be a kid’s corner and you will be able to enjoy one of our excellent traditional Belgian dishes.

If you wish to participate in one or more of these events, please call 020 864 7000 or mail

The Embassy team is very much looking forward to meeting you on July 21st and wishes you an enjoyable family day!
The Embassy will invite all for a happy hour with some Belgian beers.

Please note that for the golf tournament the number of participants is limited to 40 players, so participation will be on a ‘first come, first served’-basis. We will tee off as of 9.00 am. Petanque starts at 11.30 am.

July 10, 2013 at 11:01 am Leave a comment

Sotokoto Marathon, Jul. 7 2013 @ Uhuru Gardens, Langata Road


The marathon will have 21km, 10km and 5km family fun run


July 5, 2013 at 12:15 pm 1 comment

Lewa Marathon, Jun. 29 2013 @ Lewa

safaricom -lewa

Lewa Marathon website

June 25, 2013 at 3:27 pm Leave a comment

Hip Hop Dance Classes, Every Saturday @ Shani Active Gym – ABC Plaza

Date: Every Saturday
Venue: Shani Active Gym, 3rd Floor ABC Towers
Time: 4-5 pm

The first 4 sessions are free starting tomorrow, May 25 2013.

May 24, 2013 at 3:09 pm Leave a comment

The Mater Heart Run 2013, May 25 2013 @ Nairobi

mater heart run
Date: May 25, 2013
Venue: Nyayo Stadium
Time: 7 am
T-Shirt at Ksh 1000 Caps at Kshs. 400 or Wristbands at Kshs. 300 from any Nakumatt or Galito’s outlet in Nairobi and Mombasa.
Donate via PayBill Number – 52630
Nairobi Route Map
Nairobi Route

Out of Town Races
Mombasa: Mombasa Sports Club at 9 am
Mumias: Booker Academy at 8.30 am

For more info visit:

May 21, 2013 at 11:47 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Under Water Easter Hunt, Mar. 31 2013 @ Forty Thieves Beach Bar

Under water easter hunt

March 22, 2013 at 6:15 pm Leave a comment

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