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Brufut running club to be launched on Sunday

Jan 7, 2011, 1:39 PM

Since its inception in September 1994, Brufut Marathon Run Association has been engaged in the promotion of long distance runs in The Gambia on annual basis.

It has attracted a large number of runners from both The Gambia and other countries worldwide. It gives opportunity to professional long distance runners and those who run as a hobby or for fun.

Its popularity has been on the increase year in, year out.

However, as the association edges closer to a half marathon and eventually to full marathon, the run has lost its most enthusiastic runners, those non-competitive runners including children and the elderly.

Consequently, the usual fanfare and ambiance that characterises typical Brufut Run is gradually diminishing, resulting in the sharp drop in the number of participants at the 16th edition of the Run on 18 December 2010.

In the light of the aforementioned, the executive committee of the Association has decided to form a running club in order to reverse the downward slide of participation and re-ignite interest in the annual run besides catering for the needs of the larger public who run as a hobby or for fun.

The maiden run is scheduled to take place on Sunday 9 January 2011 at 9am at the Brufut market to and from Ghana Town, a distance of two kilometers.