AK organizes athletic competitions held in Kenya. It also sends Kenyan teams to international championships. AK is currently chaired by Isaiah Kiplagat and has its headquarters in Riadha house, next to Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi.
Wherever you look in the squad, there is undoubted quality capable of delivering the best performance ever with a collection of Olympics, Worlds, Commonwealth and Africa Champions as well as Medalists in the team. AK has chosen the most competent coaches to handle the athletes. Kenya is a powerful nation in athletics, but the talent is limited to long and middle distance running.
Kenya has however given a pre-qualification for participation in world major events which is to take part in the local regional competitions held annually that include;
- Nairobi Marathon.
- Mombasa Marathon.
- Great Lake Marathon in Kisumu.
- Lewa Marathon.
Athletics Kenya operates an Athletics Museum in Riadha House, Nairobi. The museum was opened on November 1, 2006.
AK has been awarded the Kenyan Sports Federation of the Year award in 2006, 2009 and 2010.