The Organizing Committee for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon have opened another veritable channel for Lagosians to contribute to the development of their City with a volunteer scheme for the race.
Head of the Volunteering department for the Lagos City Marathon Ebidowei Oweifie said the call for volunteers to come on board is in line with international best practices as well as giving the citizenry a chance to be part of the epoch event billed for the Centre of Excellence on February 6, 2016.
“This is a big event and we are ready to make it a memorable one, we are calling on everybody to come on board and contribute their little quota,” Oweifie stated in a press release from the race organisers.
Interested members of the public ready to be part of the volunteer scheme for the Lagos City Marathon are enjoined to pick forms at the Marathon office situated inside the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, opposite the National Stadium.
The forms will available from Wednesday, 13 January to 27 January. Organizers assured that there will be no discrimination as all interested individuals will be given the chance to contribute in making the marathon race a huge success.
With as much as 20,000 athletes expected across the world, the organisers have announced that the winners of both the men and women’s events at the maiden edition of the Lagos City Marathon will go home with $50,000 each, while second and third place finishers will take $40,000 and $30,000 respectively.
The top 20 Nigerians will also be rewarded with cash prizes starting from N1 million, while the second and third positions will settle for N750,000 and N500,000 respectively.
The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is scheduled for February 6, 2016 at 7am. The start point is National Stadium, Lagos and the finish point Eko Atlantic City.