Warri and its environs are set for the third edition of the Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon with citizens rallying support to ensure the event comes to a fitting success on Saturday, March 3.
Local and national athletes numbering over 500 have registered for the 10km race, which will be flagged off by a representative of the Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa.
Race coordinator, Mrs. Joyce Bozimo hinted that everything has been put in place for the athletes and other participants to have a rewarding and exciting event. The race is meant to promote peaceful coexistence in the Niger Delta area.
“We have a lot of Warri and Effurun citizens chipping in their might to make the event a memorable one.
“Even though things have not been rosy in terms of sponsorship, we are forging ahead knowing why we are doing this – to promote peace and lure investments back into our cities,” said Mrs. Bozimo.
The male and female national athletes will cart away N300,000 for the first prize. While other first 10 runners are guaranteed a token.