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Ambode wants Lagos to establish Fun Parks for Lagos City Marathon

To ensure that Lagosians follow the 2017 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has called for the creation of Marathon Fun Parks in Lagos during the 2017 edition slated for February 11. The Marathon Fun Parks will give Lagosians who cannot make it to the finish line or line the route to cheer the runners an opportunity to be part of the event in a relaxed environment that is fun filled and gives room for bonding. Ambode charged the Marathon Organizing Committee headed by Mr. Victor Etuokwu to work out modalities and look at the possibility of having about two fun parks for the 2017 edition at Falomo or Teslim Balogun Stadium. The parks will give Lagosians the opportunity to watch one of the top 100 marathons in the world in a relaxed atmosphere with food, drinks and entertainment by their favourite musicians. General Manager Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Yussuf Alli, praised Ambode’s initiative of introducing fun parks as a means of taking the culture and marathons to the grassroot especially in the outskirts of Lagos. “The benefits of marathons and road races are immense, the health benefits of walking, jogging, and running are immense as they prevent and cure many illnesses and diseases especially diabetes, hypertension and even cancer,’’ Alli said. He however warned that most Nigerians, unfortunately, don’t walk or even jog. He said: “Okada is killing many Nigerians. Bikes will take them from the front of their houses and drop them at their destinations, we don’t exercise at all. Waste and sugar that could have been lost by walking, jogging or running are stored in the body causing serious damages and leading to terminal diseases’’. The former national athletics captain said Lagosians and Nigerians in general will benefit immensely if they embrace the culture of marathon that Ambode is building and make it a way of life, “Walking, jogging and running produce healthier citizens, thus less spending by individuals, family and government on healthcare, it is a win-win situation for everybody,’’ said Alli.

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11 Comments
  • Camillus

    To orders lagos city is just a place! But to me is my family,my friend and my home (one9ja). So, I WIIL TAKE AND BREAK THAT VOWS! Through christ.

    January 25, 2017 at 8:06 pm Reply
  • camillus

    I WILL TAKE AND BREAK THAT VOWs! Cos lagos city NiJa is owers my family,friends and home! and just a place for others.

    January 25, 2017 at 8:11 pm Reply
  • Emmanuel Oka

    I’m happy I’m participating in this year’s lagos marathon edition…. pls I’ve registered how can I get number for the race…pls contact me via 07032382449. thank u.

    January 25, 2017 at 10:53 pm Reply
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    January 26, 2017 at 1:18 pm Reply
  • Franklin Gold

    Its a very good excercise if all lsgosian can participate great thing to by access and go nor amboder

    January 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm Reply
  • Esta Morenikeji

    I think it will also be a good idea to give runners who can’t run a full marathon the opportunity to feel successful. Can we have 5k, 10k, and 21k? That way, runners of different fitness level can pick the distance that is appropriate for them. I think it’s discouraging to have one distance option. Give people four options to choose from, and each person can exit the race after completing their race.

    January 30, 2017 at 6:19 pm Reply
  • ifeoluwa

    Will the amateur run together with the professionals?

    January 31, 2017 at 7:09 pm Reply
  • psalm

    Will amateur run together with the professionals?

    January 31, 2017 at 7:13 pm Reply
  • Solomon

    Last marathon I enjoy it but there is no enough water and fruit to go round the participate and at the end point what suppose to give to participants are given to AREA BOYS freely

    February 2, 2017 at 1:20 am Reply
  • Nwoyeocha Obianuju Perpetual

    how can I register as a volunteer….

    February 5, 2017 at 5:07 pm Reply
  • Nwoyeocha Obianuju Perpetual

    how do I register as a volunteer for Lagos city marathon

    February 5, 2017 at 5:09 pm Reply
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