Abuja Marathon To Kick-off With Expo-Friday
Marathon to kick off with Expo Friday
The lead-up activities for Abuja International Marathon slated for Saturday, 29th April 29 will begin Friday with the Marathon Expo.
In a statement signed by the Race Director Olukayode Thomas, the Marathon Expo will start at The Pavilion beside International Conference Centre, opposite Radio House, Abuja.
The Abuja International Marathon is the first of its kind in Abuja and FCT.
The race is in three categories, the 5km for the students, the 10km family run and the 42km for the elites and passionate runners.
Thomas said the Marathon Expo will start at 9 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. daily. The theme of the EXPO is “Showcasing the best of FCT.’
Runners will collect their running vests, goody bags, Transpondants and running number at the EXPO.
He added that Seven-Up Bottling Company, the Official Refreshing Company of the race, has a lot of entertainment in stock for the runners and visitors at the EXPO.
Also, entertainers from the FCT Arts and Culture Department will be at the EXPO to entertain visitors and runners.
About 50 foreign elite runners and 120 local elites have registered to participate in the race and they will be joined by thousands of Nigerian runners that have registered to participate in the three categories.
Thomas urged Abuja residents to come up in their thousands to cheer the runners as residents do around the world.
Source: The Nation