Apr 5, 2013, 10:33 AM
(Wednesday July 20, 2016 Issue)
Registration is open for the 2016 July 22 marathon competition organised under the executive directive of President Yahya Jammeh.
According to a press release sent yesterday to this paper by National Organising Committee of the marathon, registration is “free” and will be conducted from 19 to 28 July 2016 from 8am to 6pm Monday to Thursday at the Gambia Athletics Association office at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
Attractive prizes will be awarded to winners of all categories and all participants will be certified.
The event is part of the national activities marking the commemoration of the July 22 Revolution.
“Members of the general public are highly welcomed to participate in all events in order to keep a healthy, competitive society, sportsmanship and friendship,” the press release stated.
Anyone who wants to participate in the marathon can call the organizing committee on the following contact: 9966046.
The championship, slated for 30 July 2016, is organised by the National Organising Committee of the 2016 July 22 Anniversary celebration marathon “under the directive of His Excellency the President of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa”.
The marathon will be in three categories, namely 42 kilometers marathon, which will commence in Kuloro and finish at the July 2nd Square in Banjul, 21 kilometer half marathon, which will start at Lamin Galp Petro Station and end at the July 22nd Square in Banjul, and the 10 kilometer marathon, which will start at the Buffer Zone and finish at the July 22nd Square in Banjul.