Lagos Marathon: Athletes begin collection of numbers

Athletes who registered their interests to be part of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will, from January 26, start collecting their Bib numbers for the February 6 race, the organizing committee has announced.

Bib numbers are used for identifying runners and for getting a time for them.

The general manager for the Lagos race, Yussuf Alli, stated that athletes who have duly completed their registration forms would start getting their bib numbers from 12noon at the Lagos City Marathon Expo center, Omolade Okoya Indoor Sports Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.

Mr. Alli advised participants to come with proof of identification when coming to collect their running numbers.

He stated that peradventure, participants intend to have their running number collected on their behalf, the person collecting must come to the marathon office with the print-out copy of the form or the final confirmation received by e-mail.

“They must have proof of their identity in order to do this.” Mr. Alli stated.

With the marathon expo already going on, intending participants will also have a chance to have a feel of the expo with the theme “Hospitality, Wellness and Wellbeing”.

Corporate organizations and government bodies at the ongoing expo include Access Bank, the title sponsor of Lagos City Marathon, GSK, Ladel’s Baby Centre, Airtel, another sponsor of the marathon, Food Clique, Oniru Family, Eko Hotel, Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, SuperSport and a host of others.

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