Less than six weeks to the start of the centenary beach marathon in Lagos, expected runners are already scrambling for the entry forms at designated centers.
The second edition of the beach marathon which holds on October 1st 2013 was planned in commemoration of Nigeria’s 100 years as a nation and to also create awareness on the rampaging ocean surge in the Lagos beach coast lines. It will attract popular Nigerian entertainment personalities.
The prize money for top finisher has been raised from N75, 000.00 last year to N100.000.00,
second placed athletes will pocket N50.000 while the third prize winner will go home with the sum of N25.000.00. There will be other consolation prizes.
Apart from raising awareness for the ocean surge in Lagos, it’s also aimed at engaging the teeming youth of Nigeria in meaningful physical exercise, provide cervical cancer education and advocacy programme for awareness on the scourge in the nooks and crannies of the country.