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Boost for Brufut Marathon Run

Nov 29, 2010, 1:27 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

The Brufut Marathon Association (BMRA) has received a handsome donation from Friends of The Gambia (Fotga), a charitable organisation in the UK.

Members of the BMRA received the donation on Wednesday at the association's office in Kotu from David Smith and Peter Pickett of Fotga.

The donation, which included three trophies, nine medals and ?500, was timely as the 16th edition of the Brufut Marathon Run is billed to take place on 18 December 2010 at Brufut.

John Carter, a British national who sponsored the Tallinding Project, also donated ?200 for the rice raffle, to the BMRA.

Ba S. Jabbi, chairman of the association, thanked the donors for the items and made another appeal to them for more support.

He said the donated items and the money would go a long way in helping them to stage this year’s event successfully.

Mr Jabbi said there will be a 15-kilometre race for the male category from the Traffic Light at the

Kairaba Avenue
to Brufut, while the female category which is an 8-kilometre race, will start from the Turn Table in Brusubi and end in Brufut.

 He added that there will also be a cycling race of 42 kilometres starting from the Traffic Light at the Kairaba Avenue to Brikama, Sanyang and finally to Brufut.

Jabbi also says the participants will receive materials such as T-shirts, free raffle coupons for rice and certificates at the end of the competition.

"The registration fee is D50 for each participant and the deadline for the registration is slated for 17 December 2010," the association's chairman further says, adding: "Those in Bakau and its environs can go to Sainabou Kujabi at The Point newspaper for registration while those residing in Brufut and its environs can contact me for registration."