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It’s official. The Lagos Media Marathon will now hold on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Originally, the race was scheduled to take place on December 1, 2018, however, due to several organizational issues and logistic reasons, the first ever media marathon was indefinitely put on hold.

After a month of careful considerations and dialogues with stakeholders, the organizers  have successfully picked this year’s workers day to host the race.

Tony Ubani, the Chairman of the Organizing Committee (OC) for Lagos Media Marathon, said the organizing team is working round the clock to make the race an unforgettable experience for attendees.

The OC have also set out to incorporate new methods that are consistent with top label marathon races around the world.

Yes, we have a new date for our race now, the First Lagos Media Marathon will be taking place on May 1st and we are working very hard to make it a memorable one.

For us, we don’t’ believe in just rushing to do any event, we want to get it right from this first race that is why we have chosen this new date which is May 1st 2019.

Tony Ubani

The marathon will have two race categories, 5km and 10km. All journalists and members of the media industry can take part in any race category for free.

Students will also be allowed free participation in the race.

Other members of the vernal public who wish to participate in the race will be required to pay a registration fee.

The Chairman of the Lagos State branch of the Sports Writers Association of Nigerian (SWAN), Debo Oshundun, has urged all journalists and members of the media industry to throw their weights behind the organizers of the race for a successful event in May.

This is our project and we must make the best out of it, we are very concerned with the healthy living of our members and this is one great way to improve on that;

— Debo Oshundun

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This article was first published on 12th February 2019


Achem Samuel is a writer and a musician, he is passionate about God and also an ardent fan of tech, sports and music.

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