THOUSANDS of runners who are beneficiaries of the Executive Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s decision to pay their registration fee for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon 2020 have expressed their profound gratitude to the Governor and other sponsors supporting runners to participate in the race slated for February 8, 2020.
Iyabo Lawal, a student of a tertiary institution, was full of praises for the gesture by the Lagos Governor:
After having so much fun and imbibing the culture of running and general exercise from participating in the first four editions of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, I was looking forward to participating in the fifth until they introduced a fee.
I gave up my dream of running the fifth edition until the cheering news came last month after the press conference that Governor Sanwo-Olu has stated that he will pay on our behalf. I was glad when I heard the news.
I followed up and got a form free. I thank the Governor for making my dream come true. God bless him,” she added.
Free from the first edition in 2015, the management of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, now an IAAF Silver Label Race, had to introduce registration fee in compliance with IAAF/AIMS regulations for all label races.
A registration fee of ₦5,000 was introduced for the full Marathon and the 10km race for Nigerians, while foreigners will pay $100 for any of the races.
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