Liberia Marathon Reveals Race Course for August 21 Event
The Liberia Marathon Trust, the organizer of Liberia’s only official long-distance road race, has revealed the course for the 2022 Marathon race.
In this year’s edition, runners will have the opportunity to choose between three categories of races.The Marathon is slated for Sunday, August 21 in three categories: 10K, Half Marathon (21.1K), and Full Marathon (42.2/26.2 miles).
Full marathon (42.2k/ 26.2miles): The race will start at the SKD Sports complex, the national stadium located in Paynesville. This course will take the runners “all around the world,” orbiting Paynesville and Monrovia in a large circle, passing through the 72nd boulevard, Japan Freeway, and Mamba Point before passing the Executive Mansion to begin making their way back to the SKD Sports complex.
To get an even better idea of where the course will lead you, have a look at our interactive map (g2g.to/dx9n).
Half-Marathon (21.1k/ 13.1miles): The runners will take off around the Freeport area, just half of the entire course. After leaving the Western peninsula and climbing up to Mamba point, they will turn onto Redemption beach before passing the Executive mansion and settling into the long stretch on Tubman Boulevard. There they can relax a bit on a flatter part towards the 10k race starting point and beyond before a minor but steady climb will request the legs to work.
10k footrace: The (in)famous 10k footrace traditionally starts at the JFK Memorial Hospital and 2022 is no exception. Participants for the regular 10k run and the wheelchair and crutches races will be hitting Tubman Boulevard, enjoying a great view of Peace Island before eventually branching onto SD Cooper Avenue where, after the last climb, the eyes can be set on the SKD entrance.
To all runners: Don’t stop at the entrance, but run directly into the stadium, where the finishing arch and your medal are awaiting you.