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Brufut Marathon Kicks- off Saturday

Dec 4, 2008, 4:26 AM | Article By: Pa Modou Faal

The long awaiting Brufut Marathon will officially kick off on Saturday at the Brufut lower BasicSchool.

This year's event is expected to be graced by athletes from the Greater Banjul Area and the North Banjul Region.

Speaking in an interview with Pointsports yesterday, Alieu Jarjue, financial director of the Brufut Marathon, said the theme of this year's marathon is "Run for a Clean Nation".

He stated that this year's event is mainly sponsor by TAF and Friends of The Gambia.

Mr Jarjue pointed out that there would be a 16km male race starting from the Senegambia Traffic lights to Brufut Lower Basic whilst the 8km female race will commence from the turntable of the Sukuta Brufut junction to the Brufut Lower Basic.

He said the last day of registration is this today and a team will be stationed at the turntable and also Kotu Police Station for people who are interested in registering for the event. They will be at the registration point from 9am- 6pm and the registration fee is D50.

He added that the proceeded gained during the marathon will support the education of schoolchildren in the village and also to embark on supporting the village in development initiatives.

The occasion is expected to be graced by senior government officers and high profile sporting personalities from the country.