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Sports News of Sunday, 21 November 2021

Source: www.punchng.com

Organisers intensify preparations for N5m Lekki road race

Marathon Marathon

Registration for the Lekki 10km Road race has began online, organisers have said.

The race, which is scheduled for January 29, 2022, has already attracted a large number of elite runners across the country.

The event, the second of the Community Marathon Series, began in Festac Town October 2 with over 400 participants.

According to the guidelines of the event, male and female athletes resident in the country are eligible to participate in the event, which attracts a N5m cash prize.

Competitors are free to run for the cash prize or simply run for fun, a statement from the race organisers added.

“The Community Marathon Series is a fitness-inspired sporting project which is aimed at organising series of marathon events within communities in Africa,” the statement added.

“Cash prizes will be won by the 10 fastest runner’s in the male and female competitive category.

“Every participant will also receive a certificate, while every athlete who completes the race will get a commemorative medal.”