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Novelty Run for Peace to be launched today

Aug 8, 2017, 12:45 PM

The President of the Republic of the Gambia, His Excellency Adama Barrow, is expected to launch the Novelty Run for Peace today, Tuesday 8 August 2017 at the Pencha Bi Hall, Paradise Suites Hotel at 11:00am, according to a media release issued by the National Sports Council.

The Novelty Run for Peace, dedicated to His Excellency, President Adama Barrow and His Excellency, President Macky Sall, is a relay run which will be organised under the auspices of the National Sports Council in collaboration with Camp Africa.

The objective of the initiative is to raise awareness on the importance of peace and the need for peaceful co-existence in the sub-region.  The event also has the potential to raise funds for the development of sport in The Gambia.

Novelty Run for Peace will be the longest relay run in Africa and the second longest in the world. It will be organised annually from Banjul to Dakar.

Given the magnitude of the event, the National Sports Council will appreciate working with relevant stakeholders like the media in ensuring the success of this noble endeavour.