The marathon train in Nigeria moves to Warri, Delta State, March 3, as thousands who have registered for the 2018 edition of the Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon will compete for medals and prize money.
Apart from the national elite runners, this edition has generated interest from thousands of fun runners, students.
Conceived by Joyce Bozimo, a lawyer and sports enthusiast, to promote peace in Warri and other parts of the state and by extension Nigeria, the 10 Km road race will start at Airport Road and end at the Warri Township Stadium.
In her words, “The Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon is a growing race with the potential to become very big in the nearest future.
“The main aim of the race is to promote peace in Warri, Effurun and all the neighbouring villages but beyond promoting peace, this race aims to promote all the benefits associated with running which include but not limited to promotion of healthy living, tourism, promote local business, especially the hospitality industry and get Deltans to embrace running as a way of life,” she added.
It would be recalled that the second edition of the Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon took place in April last year with thousands of athletes participating at the event and lots of prizes won.