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The Organizing Committee for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon have opened another veritable channel for Lagosians to contribute to the development of their city as a volunteer scheme for the marathon race has been activated.

Head of the Volunteering Department for the Lagos City Marathon, Ebidowei Oweifie said the call for volunteers to come on board is in line with international practices, while giving the citizenry a chance to be part of the epoch event billed for the Centre of Excellence on February 6, 2016.

“This is a big event and we are ready to make it a memorable one. We are calling on everybody to come on board and contribute their little quota” Mr. Oweifie stated.

Interested members of the public ready to be part of the volunteer scheme for the Lagos City Marathon are enjoined to pick forms at the Marathon office situated inside the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, opposite the National Stadium.

The forms will available from Wednesday January 13th through 27th. Organizers assured that there will be no discrimination as all interested individuals will be given the chance to contribute in making the marathon race a huge success.

With as much as 20, 000 athletes expected across the world, the organizers have announced that the winners of both the men and women’s events at the maiden edition of the Lagos City Marathon will go home with $50 000 each, while second and third place finishers will take $40 000 and $30 000 respectively.

The top 20 Nigerians will also be rewarded win cash prizes starting from N1 million, while the second and third positions will settle for N750 000 and N500 000 respectively.

The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is scheduled for February 6, 2016 at 7am. The start point is National Stadium, Lagos and the finish point Eko Atlantic.

Yemi Olus is a Senior Sports Writer and Editor at Making of Champions. She has a bias for Athletics and was previously a Sports Reporter at the National Mirror, where she hosted a weekly column ‘On the Track with Yemi Olus’ for over two years. A self-acclaimed ‘athletics junkie’, she has covered national and international events live, such as the African Athletics Championships, African Games and IAAF World Championships. She has also freelanced for the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) and currently hosts a weekly Track and Field column in the Vanguard Newspaper.


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