Onitsha to hold first half-marathon in South east

 The city of Onitsha will hold its first half marathon in the South east on Oct. 5, according to its organisers.

A statement signed by Chisom Okereke-Ekpe, the Head of Marketing and Branding of the Onitsha City Marathon, its organisers, said that subsequent editions of the event would feature the 10km and 5km races.

“We are starting with just a half marathon this year but from next year, it will definitely be bigger, with the addition of the 10km and 5km races.

“The race will start by 6.30 a.m. and registration is absolutely free for everyone capable and ready,” it said.

The organisers also said that registration for the marathon will run through to the end of September, to allow for more participants.

It said that no fewer than 20, 000 runners from across the world were expected to take part in the race which coincides with the popular OfalaFestival.

The statement added that the Onitsha City Marathon had secured the needed endorsements from all relevant professional bodies to make the race a success.

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