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The 2023 ECOWAS Abuja International Marathon will hold on December 16, the organisers have announced. Unlike past editions in which participants were restricted to just the half-marathon, this year’s race will feature afive-kilometre fun run targeted at families and other fun runners.

In a statement yesterday, interested participants were advised to pick their free registration forms at the ECOWAS secretariat, AFN secretariat in Abuja, sports offices across the six Area Councils in the Federal Capital Territory and the Rugby Football Federation office in Abuja.

This year’s half marathon, the statement said, will start at the ECOWAS secretariat, while the five-kilometre race will begin at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway.Both races will climax at Eagles Square, where there will be other fun activities with entertainment, it said.

Race Director, Gabriel Okon of Y & T Sports Management, urged Nigerians to use this platform to integrate with their brothers and sisters across the sub region.
“This year’s theme is promoting integration among ECOWAS citizens; so, we want our people, both old and young in Abuja and across the country, to come out en mass to be part of this year’s race,” Okon, a former AFN Performance Director, said.

He also revealed that several mouth-watering prizes would be up for grabs at this year’s race, saying: “Of course, a lot of prizes will be given out to the participants; we are expecting runners from across the sub-region, from Ghana to Senegal, Liberia to Gambia, and many more.”

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