The maiden Enugu International Half Marathon will hold in October 2016. Also dubbed the Coal City Half Marathon, it will be Nigeria’s first half marathon event.
Organized by Zipp Sports Ltd, the race is expected to attract over 3,000 athletes and thousands of spectators from across the state and the country.
Head of Publicity for the race, Nnaweudo Ani, said “This is the first of its kind in Nigeria, it is a marathon event designed to be held annually in our state and will be used to promote health, youth engagement, tourism and sports.”
With popular musicians slated to perform, it’s definitely going to be a memorable sporting event. Registration starts September 2016 with free race kits for the first 3000 people to register.
Head of Sponsorships for the half marathon, Mr Ikenna Udoji stated that “with companies such as Enel Lotto already signing up for sponsorships, this chance will provide organizations with the opportunity to penetrate the South East market as well as the tourism industry, while also giving back to the society in a philanthropic drive.”