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Njawara Marathon set for December

Nov 15, 2012, 10:18 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

The 17th Edition of the annual Njawara Marathon organised by the Njawara Ambassadors for Development and Meaningful Rural Life for Women and Children (NADAM) is slated to take place between 28 and 30 December 2012.

The first day of the event is expected to be held in a form of a cultural festival with various ethnic groups such as Mandinka, Wollof, Serer, Fula, Konyagi, Bambara and Jolla as well as youths of zimba and drummers from Njawara, performing on the day.

Wrestling contests with wrestlers from Senegal, Jokadou, Badibou and surrounding villages and drummers from Njawara will also be staged on the same day.

The proceeds for this programme will go towards helping developing the accommodation of the cultural camp as well as the attraction site in and out of the village, according to the organizers.

The second day of the event, the organizers added, will be staged in a form of round trip cross border on horse cart to Senegal, pink dance, marathon and night dinner.

The round trip cross border on horse cart to Senegal will see local horse cart drivers with healthy horses taking invited guests from Njawara to Senegal villages to see and experience how locals live in villages.

The pink dance will see group members all dressed in pink cloths and decorations and dance a unique dance called the health dance.

In the marathon event of the same day, children will run first (800m), then married women (800m) and finally the big competitors (girls-5km and men 10km).

The final event of the second day will be staged in a night dinner in which music and dinner for invited guests and dance.

The proceeds of this programme will go towards helping the clinic and maternity ward of the village, which is the primary health care facility for Njawara and its surrounding villages.

The third and final day of the three-day marathon event will witness Sabarr/Tanaberr, responsible persons awards and transport back.

Villagers and guests alike will attend and participate in the Tanaberr.

Certificates will be awarded to all those who contributed towards the programme.