Bajana Marathon set for weekend

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

After months of preparations, consultations and meetings, the stage is set for the much-anticipated annual Bajana International Marathon slated for 31st March, at Bajana village in Foni Berefet District. Organised by the Gambia Volunteers Trust, the marathon is expected to bring together many athletes from within and outside the country.

There will be races in the 5km starting from Besse, 10km starting from Somita and for the first time, there will be a 42km race from Busumbala. All the races will finish at the Bajana Nursery School.

Speaking ahead of the event, Roy Sanyang, founder and chief executive officer of the Gambia Volunteers Trust and Bajana International Marathon explained that preparations are in high gear with all the logistic arrangements in place.

The UK-based Gambian said registration for the marathon closes today (Wednesday) at 6pm at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium.

Previous winners of the 5km, 10km and 21km have had the chance to compete in events abroad in the past. There would be trophies and cash prizes for winners. 

Author: Alieu Ceesay