Welcome to the greatest race on earth 2006 2007

   

This document provides all the details you will require for your stay in Nairobi.  In order to secure your ground transport and hotel room in Nairobi, we require confirmation of your room requirements and flight details.  Please complete the attached form and e-mail or fax back to the Race Office by Monday 9 October 2006.

If you have any queries before or on-site in Nairobi, please do not hesitate to contact the Race Office on the numbers below:

PRE-RACE
RaceOffice                      + 44 (0) 207 345 3764

RACE WEEKEND (26 – 29 October 2006)
Olly Troup              + 44 (0) 7787 152 544
Steve Gould                    + 44 (0) 7717 275 140

Runners are responsible for arranging their own travel to Nairobi. Unless previously arranged, the cost of your travel is your responsibility

All Greatest Race participants who enter into Kenya will require the appropriate immigration visa.  Immigration law varies depending on your nationality: 

  1. Passport holders from most countries should be able to obtain their visas on arrival in Kenya
  2. The sourcing of visas is the responsibility of the athlete
  3. If you require any further immigration information, please contact your local Kenyan Embassy or the Race Office
  1. Participants are advised to arrive into Nairobi on Friday 27 October 2006 and depart on Monday 30 October 2006 (total of 3 nights)
  2. If you are staying at the Nairobi Hilton Hotel (the official marathon hotel), airport transfers to the hotel are included in hotel rate.  On arrival at Kenyatta International Airport, please make yourself known to the GROE representative holding a GROE banner, who will direct you to your transfer.
  3. Please arrange your return airport transfer prior to your departure at the Hotel reception 
  4. Please note, if you are not staying at the Nairobi Hilton then you will need to arrange / cover the cost of your airport transfers

Nairobi Hilton hotel
Mama Ngina Street
Nairobi, 00100
Kenya

Rates quoted are inclusive of bed, breakfast, taxes, service charges and return airport transfers

  1. If you / your athlete require a room in the Official Race Hotel (Nairobi Hilton) please complete the attached form and return it to the Race Office by Monday 9 October 2006
  2. If the Race Office does not receive the attached booking form by the date stated we will be unable to reserve you / your athlete a room
  3. All hotel expenses including room rental, telephone calls, laundry, room services, mini-bar bills etc. are to be settled by the participants when checking out from the hotelby either credit card or cash (although cash is the preferred payment option)
  4. Participants will be required to meet the cost of accommodation, food and incidental expenses 

 

  1. Any cancellation received prior to 15 October, 2006 will be accepted at no charge and will be fully refundable
  2. Cancellations received after 15 October, 2006 will be fully charged, less any rooms resold
  3. Any cancellations received within 24 hours of the check-in date, or in case of a no-show, will be charged for all nights reserved
  1. All athletes will be required to attend the Greatest Race Participant Briefing at the Nairobi Hilton Hotel on Saturday 28 October at 09.00 in the Tsavo room
  1. The official results of the Greatest Race competitors in the Nairobi Marathon will be posted on the official Greatest Race on Earth web-site, www.thegreatestrace.com from Monday 30 October 2006
  1. The official rules & regulations for the Standard Chartered Greatest Race on Earth can be found on www.thegreatestrace.com. 
  • Currency: Kenya’s official currency is the Shilling (Kes). The shilling is divided into 100 cents. There are no restrictions on the movement of foreign currency into or out of Kenya for currency transactions
  • Water: For safety reasons bottled drinking water is recommended at hotels and other locations in Kenya
  • Time Difference: GMT + 2 hours (during Autumn and Summer months)
  • Inoculations / Malaria: Runners are recommended to seek advice from a doctor, travel agent or foreign office before travelling to Kenya
  • Weather in October: 68F/20C
  • Nairobi Marathon: Other useful information about the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon can be found at www.nairobimarathon.com         

Friday 27 October 2006

Description

Location

Local Time

Flight Arrivals

Kenyatta International Airport

Please specify your flight arrival time on the attached sheet

Ground Transfers

Kenyatta International Airport

Transport available all day if you are staying in the Nairobi Hilton Hotel

Hotel Check-in

Nairobi Hilton hotel

At leisure
Check-in time:
 12.00 noon

Competitor registration
Competitors will be able to register and receive:

  1. Runners pack
  2. Race number
  3. Championchip
  4. Bib

Nairobi Hilton Hotel. Mwanga Room

All day

Saturday 28 October 2006 (assuming Friday check-in)

Description

Location

Local Time

Greatest Race Participant Briefing (attendance compulsory)
Competitors will be able to register and receive:

  1. Runners pack
  2. Race number
  3. Championchip
  4. Bib

Nairobi Hilton Hotel. Tsavo room  

09:00 – 10:00

Competitor registration
Competitors will be able to register and receive:

  1. Runners pack
  2. Race number
  3. Championchip
  4. Bibs

Nairobi Hilton Hotel. Mwanga Room

12.30 – 20.00

Recce of Marathon route for all Greatest Race participants (optional)

  1. There will be a local guide accompanying the tour to answer any questions
  2. Greatest Race participants will be shown the entire course and location of hydration points

Meet Greatest Race representative in reception of Nairobi Hotel

14.00 – 16.00

Pasta Party (optional)

  1. All Greatest Race participants will be allowed free entry to the Nairobi Marathon Pasta Party

Amboseli room

19:00 – 21.00

Sunday 29 October 2006 (Race Day)

Description

Location

Local Time

Greatest Race HALF Marathon Athletes meet in the Nairobi Hilton Hotel reception

  1. All participants to meet before a complimentary bus ride to marathon start zone

Nairobi Hilton reception

06.15

  1. All athletes escorted from bus drop-off point to starting area

Aerodrome Road

 

HALF Marathon Start

Aerodrome Road

07.50

Hydration

  1. Water stations and sponging stations will be located at every 5kms
  2. Elite athletes drinks bottles will be placed on the first table at each water station

Course Route

07:30 – 12:30

Timing

  1. All competitors will be timed using Championchip
  2. Race marshals will be positioned throughout the course
  3. A bus will pick up any non-finishers five hours after the race start

Course Route

07:30 – 12.30

Finish

  1. Winners will be allocated a lanyard for press and TV purposes 
  2. Once you have received your timing confirmation, please make your way to the Greatest Race tent.  This tent is for the exclusive use of Greatest Race participants.  There will be dedicated Greatest Race coordinators in attendance to assist you once you have completed your run
  3. The Greatest Race coordinators will be available to escort athletes back to the Hilton Hotel

Nyayo Stadium

09:45 onwards

Transfer to Airport

  1. All Greatest Race participants staying at the Nairobi Hilton will receive transport from the hotel to Kenyatta International Airport.  Please report to the hotel reception desk to arrange your return transportation in advance of your departure

 

 

Hotel Check-Out

  1. All Greatest Race Participants must check-out of the hotel by 11.00hrs if you are departing on 29 October
  2. If you require a late check-out please liaise directly with the hotel

Nairobi Hilton

11.00

Monday 30 October 2006

Description

Location

Local Time

Transfer to Airport

  1. All Greatest Race participants staying at the Nairobi Hilton will receive transport from the hotel to Kenyatta International Airport.  Please report to the Greatest Race welcome desk in hotel reception to arrange your return transportation in advance of your departure

 

 

Hotel Check-Out

  1. All Greatest Race Participants must check-out of the hotel by 11.00hrs
  2. If you require a late check-out please liaise directly with the hotel

Nairobi Hilton

11.00

 

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