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Brufut Marathon Run Association sets date for next marathon race

Feb 3, 2011, 12:58 PM

Members of Brufut Marathon Association have set the date for the popular annual marathon race slated for 17 December 2011, a press release sent to Pointsport can reveal.

The latest run of the annual marathon that has attracted the interest of thousands of athletes from all categories was recently held at Brufut.  After the event, which attracted the interests of participants, the organisers wasted no time to announce the date for the next marathon race.

Below is the full text of the release:

Members of Brufut Marathon Association hereby inform the general public that 2011 Brufut Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, 17 December 2011.

It is a pleasure to inform you that the 16th annual event scheduled for 8th December was very successful.

The events covered were 15km male, 8 km female, 42km bicycle races, walk race for elders as well as children race for both the male and female categories.

I wish to convey our profound appreciation and gratitude to all the participants and sponsors, namely Friends of the Gambia Association, Gamcel, Gambega, Gamwater, John Carter and Tallinding Project, Phillip Duterloo and Eric Berning World Food Programme workers.

We thank Police Scouts and Red Cross volunteers for a job well done. BMRA Run Against Hunger will be the theme for the next Marathon.

The 17th Annual Brufut Run also will mark a new page in the history of the Brufut Run. After carefully studied our success and difficulties for the past 16 years, members of the BMA are planning to stage the first Half Marathon 21km starting at St Charles Lwanga Church, Faji Kunda, via West field Traffic Light on

Kairaba Avenue
, Senegambia Hotel to Brufut Lower Basic School.

The first female 10km race will start at Palma Rima Hotel to Brufut Lower Basic School. The cycling event will go nationwide starting at Brufut Sheraton Hotel via Banjul, North Bank Region to Basse then back to Brufut through LRR and West Coast Region.

We shall have stops at different places where meetings will be organised with youths and fundraising activities. The public will be duly informed about the stopping places when a survey is done soon.

BMA is committed to developing the run to a full marathon by 2014. The registration for the 2011 event will open at the end of this month and the fee is pegged at D50.

Tourists will pay a registration fee of £D15 and the places for the registration will be announced in due course.