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Njawara Marathon Set for Saturday

Jul 23, 2008, 6:37 AM | Article By: By Pa Modou Faal

The annual Njawara Marathon, organised by the Njawara Youth Development Society, is slated for this weekend 

Speaking in an interview with Pointsports yesterday, a member of the organising committee of this years event, Mr. Ebou Faye Njie, said the theme for this marathon is "Run for School Library", noting that the proceeds received from the run will be used for the development of the school library.

He disclosed that they have good prizes for the participants, adding that the 10km male race will go from Kerewan to Njawara while the 5km race will start from Dare Salaam and go to Njawara. The 3km race for children is expected to begin from Turo Ba and finish in Njawara.

Mr. Faye stated that the winner of the 10km race will receive a cash prize of D1000, a trophy, gold medal and a certificate while the runner up will also receive a cash prize of D800, silver medal and a certificate.

He added that for the 5km race the winner is expected to receive a cash prize of D1,000, a gold medal and certificate and the winner of the second prize will receive D800, silver medal and certificate. The 3km for children winner will go home with a handsome prize of Stationary worth D500 and the second prize winner will also receive stationary worth D300. The third will receive D200 worth of stationary.

He has also called on athletes from the Greater Banjul Area who intend to participate to register with Mr. Arthor Jackson of GAA noting that the registration fee is D20.