To commemorate UNEP's 40th anniversary, UNEP and the Paul Tergat Foundation will organize a Half-Marathon
(21 kilometers) on 19 February 2012. The Marathon has already attracted top Kenyan athletes preparing for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
In conjunction with the Half-Marathon, a 5-Km run/walk will be organized for UN staff members, permanent missions, the Governing Council and representatives from the media and corporate organizations.
The Half-Marathon, run/ walk will allow the public and the media to reflect on the importance of UNEP and sustainable development, as well as on the theme of the 12th Special Session of the Governing Council. It is expected to attract over 2,000 participants as well as local, national and international media coverage.
Nairobi, 7 February 2012 Kenya's top runners will join the public later this month for an historic half-marathon that will celebrate the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) four decades of working for the environment and raising public awareness of what needs to be done to ensure the sustainable future of the planet. More »
Patrick Makau, Marathon World Record Holder, Nick Nuttall, Acting Director of UNEP's Division of
Communication and Public Information (DCPI), Paul Tergat, Former Marathon World Record Holder
and Theodore Oben, Chief Outreach Unit, UNEP DCPI