All is now set for the 2019 Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon billed for Saturday, March 30th, in Warri, Delta State.

Over 3,000 elite athletes and fun runners registered to participate in the 10km race billed to start at the Airport Road junction and terminate at the Warri Township Stadium.

Top Nigerian runners like Adamu Shehu Mu’azu, Emmanuel Gwom Gyang, Gideon Goyet, Deborah Pam, Faustina Oguh and Elizabeth Nuhu are expected to slug it out for the N300,000 prize money in both male and female categories.

The race meant to promote peace and unity in the Warri environs, was started in 2016 and has grown to become one of the long distance races athletes watch out for in the Nigeria.

Speaking on the 2019 edition, CEO of the Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon, Joyce Bozimo hinted that everything has been put in place to ensure a peaceful and successful outing for the athletes and officials.

“Though things are tough with regards to sponsorship, we are pushing ahead. The idea behind the event is what is pushing us on. We are good to go and I expect the athletes to put in their best and come up with world standard performances,” said Mrs. Bozimo.

The race will be flagged off by a representative of the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa at

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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