The maiden edition of the Lagos Media Marathon has been scheduled to hold on the 1st of May 2019.
The Chairman, Organising Committee, Tony Ubani, made this known in Lagos that the new date was arrived at after extensive consultations with relevant stakeholders.
Ubani said, the marathon was initially billed for December 1, 2018, but was moved forward due to some logistic reasons that have been sorted out by the organisers.
“Yes, we have a new date for our race now; the First Lagos Media Marathon will now take place on May 1, and we are working very hard to make it a memorable one.
“We will further push for more innovations which are now being worked upon to add more sparks to the media race.
“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 1.
“As already announced, the maiden Lagos Media Marathon will have two categories of 5 Kilometres and 10 Kilometres races which is opened to all journalists and others in the media industry.
“Aside from journalists and students who are going to be allowed to participate in the media marathon for free, other members of the public interested in taking part will be registered with a token.”
The Chairman, Sports Writers Association of Nigerian, Lagos State chapter, Debo Oshundun enjoined all journalists to do all within their reach to support this innovation.
“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 one is a major way to improve on that.”