Farafenni int’l marathon set for Dec 8

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Organizers of the annual Farafenni international marathon has announced that, the yearly athletic competition is slated for 8 December.

Spokesperson of the organizing committee Modou Leigh said this year’s event will be a half marathon open to male athletes but also 10 and 5 km events are open to all sexes. He revealed that the event will feature 15 km bicycle race and kids will also participate .

He further revealed that, proceeds from the event would go towards supporting community activities such as education and health. “We are sponsoring four students through this initiative and there are a lot of things we intend to contribute, and also towards the social development of the town,” Leigh said.

According to him, the marathon will feature 10 and 21 kilometers race open to both female and male athletes, and will also witness 15 km bicycle race, Wahoo race for old people and 2km  race for lower basic schools. Registration fee is D100 for all categories.

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara