Rules and Regulations


The Diamond 10 KM NAIROBI run is organized in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of World Athletics (WA), the Association of International marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and Athletics Kenya (AK) and the provisions stipulated below.


Entry application will only be processed after receipt of full payment of entry fee.

Participants must be over 18 years of age or if below parent/guardian consent shall be required.

The organisers will not be responsible for any disputes arising from incomplete/ incorrect entry details.

In accordance with WA requirements, all participants in the Diamond 10 KM road race are subject to performance enhancing substance control procedures.

The organiser reserve the right to refuse entry to applicants who declare false information on their entry form, do not make the required payment, or who have been banned from competition under WA/AK jurisdiction or who have taken banned substances or who do not meet the entry requirements as stated in the Rules and Regulations.

The organiser reserves the right to limit or refuse entries and close entries and to close entries before the closure deadline without notice particularly when a specific quota for a race is full.

Entries are not transferrable to other persons or to future events.

There will be no fee refunded if the event is cancelled for whatever reason.


Whilst every reasonable precaution will be taken by the organizer to ensure the participants run at their own risk and the organisers shall not be liable for any loss and /or damage whether personal or otherwise, and howsoever arising.

The organisers reserve the right to use the participants’ personal data, contact information, motion pictures, recordings or any other records obtained, collected or submitted for the Diamond 10 KM Road race for any legitimate purposes, including commercial advertising, re-marketing, marketing of other products offered by the organizer and those offered by Sponsors to the Diamond 10 KM Road race.

Participants are required to wear an official Road race number on the front of their singlet/shirt.

Personal trainers, mentors or Coaches will not be allowed on the course unless they are entered in the event and wearing an official Road race number.

No un-official vehicles, motorbikes or bicycles are allowed on the course.

No pets are allowed on the course.

Race numbers and Timing chips are not transferrable to other participants.

Participants must start the event at an officially sanctioned start time only.

Participants must start at the official Start line and complete the full officially measured course as indicated in the publications and the website.

Competitors are obliged to follow the instructions of Stewards, Race Officials or Kenya Traffic Police at all times.

A runner must retire from the race immediately if required to do so by any member of the official medical team identified by a reflective jacket with a red cross.

Road closures will be lifted at the discretion of the Kenya Traffic Police. The road opening signifies the end of the event. Any competitor still on the roads by this time is regarded by Kenyan law as a pedestrian.


Road closures will be lifted by the Kenya Police in accordance with schedule published. The road opening signifies the finish of the event and any competitor on the course after this time will be excluded from the results.

After roads are open the Kenya Traffic Regulations apply. Any competitor still on the roads after this time is regarded by Kenyan law as a pedestrian.

A trail vehicle or the stragglers vehicle will advise late runners that the roads are about to open to normal everyday traffic.


It is the responsibility of the competitor to familiarize themselves with the event rules, the race formats, times and routes and any directions as published. Failure to comply with any of the rules may lead to disqualification.


Wheelchairs are defined as a chair fitted with wheels for use as a means of transport by a person who is unable to walk, the wheels of which are directly propelled by push rims fitted directly to the main wheels.


The wheelchair shall have tow (2) large wheels and a maximum of two (2) small wheels. The small wheels must be at the front of the chair.

Only one plain, round, push-rim is allowed is allowed for each large wheel.

No mechanical gears or levers are allowed to propel the wheel chair.

The use of fairings or similar devices specifically designed to improve the aerodynamic performance of the athlete in the wheelchair are not permitted.

Wheelchairs can be examined by the officials before or after the event.

It is the responsibility of the athlete to ensure that no part of their lower limbs can fall from their wheelchair to the ground during the event.

It is the responsibility of the athlete to ensure that their wheelchair conforms to the requirements stipulated above. No event shall be delayed while an athlete makes adjustments to their wheelchair.

If the technical official believe that a wheelchair and/or the athlete using it represent a safety risk they shall be authorized to disqualify the athlete from an event.

Wheelchair entries are limited to 100 persons. These entries are accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Wheelchairs must follow the measured 10 KM Route.


Hand-cycles are not permitted in the Diamond 10 KM Road race.


Participants who register online must present an email confirmation received to receive their Race kit, race number and timing chip at Athletics Kenya Headquarters at Riadha House, Aerodrome Road next to Nyayo stadium. The kit should be picked in person.

If the participants are unable to collect their Race entry Pack in person, they may empower a representative to pick the kit up on their behalf. This representative should present the following to the Race clerk:

  1. A letter authorizing the collection of kit signed by the participant.
  2. Copy of relevant entry document (Registration email confirmation).
  3. Copy of Participant Identity card/Passport.