The 2023 edition of ECOWAS Abuja International Marathon It will be held on Saturday, December 16, as announced by the organizers.
Unlike previous editions where participants were restricted to only the half marathon, this year’s race will feature a 5K fun run geared toward families and other fun runners.
In a statement issued on Monday, interested participants were advised to collect their free registration forms from the ECOWAS secretariat, AFN Secretariat in Abuja, sports offices of the six area councils in the Territory of the Federal Capital and the Rugby Federation office in Abuja. .
Others can also register online at www.Ecowasabujamarathon.com to be part of the 2023 edition of the ECOWAS Abuja International Marathon.
For this year’s race, the starting point for the half marathon is the Ecowas Secretariat, while the 5km race will begin at the Nnamdi Azikwe Expressway.
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Both races will culminate at Eagles Square where there will be other fun activities with entertainment.
While expressing satisfaction with the planned innovations and expansion measures for the 2023 ECOWAS Abuja International Marathon, the Race Director, Gabriel Okon of Y&T Sports Management, urged all Nigerians to use this platform to integrate with their brothers and sisters throughout the subregion.
“This year’s theme is to promote integration among ECOWAS citizens, so we want our people, both old and young in Abuja and across the country, to come out in droves to be part of this year’s race.” said Okon, former performance director of the Nigerian Athletics Federation.
Okon also revealed that several mouth-watering prizes will be up for grabs in this year’s race as the ECOWAS Abuja International Marathon is now a bigger race.
‘Of course, many prizes will be awarded to the participants; We expect runners from across the sub-region, from Ghana to Senegal, Liberia to Gambia and many more.”