Organisers of the Lagos City Marathon yesterday, Sunday 28th March, 2021 annouced that the Lagos City Marathon has commenced registering athletes for a virtual 10km race slated for April 10.
Mr Bukola Olopade, – the marathon Project Consultant, revealed this in an interview.
Olopade says, thousands of runners who cannot participate in the 2021 Lagos City Marathon because it’s an elite-only race and said set of individuals have already started registering for the 10km virtual race.
The Lagos City Marathon, which originally consists of over 100,000 runners, had been reduced to a 300-runner race for the 2021 edition due to reasons including the COVID-19 virus still at large.
“Thousands of runners can now run the 10km virtually from April 9 to April 11. We completely understand that our runners who come in their thousands to participate yearly will miss the thrill of the event. This is why we have put together the Virtual 10KM Race so that runners can still experience the camaraderie, health, and wellness benefits running provides.”Olopade said.
He however explained that interested runners around the world could still enjoy the Lagos City Marathon from the comfort of their homes and their immediate environment by participating in the Virtual 10KM Race.
“Runners can participate by signing up for the Virtual 10KM on Finerge, all they have to do is download the mobile app on either Google Play or Apple store and register. Runners can complete the race within three days, from April 9 to 11. Race Finishers will get a certificate to showcase their achievement. The app will use GPS tracking to track the race and calculate the distance covered till the 10KM is achieved. E-certificates will be automatically generated when the race is complete.”He said.