Free Training for Racers at ELWA Compound

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Registered runners of the 2015 Liberia Marathon have been encouraged to take advantage of a free training held every Sunday morning, at the ELWA Compound, on the Roberts International Airport highway. The ongoing renovation of the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) moved the training to the ELWA Compound.

The training runs from 7:00am to 9:00am, and runners will be trained according to their race choice (10k, half-marathon or physically challenged). They will receive training plans together with registration confirmation.

The Race Director of the 2015 Liberia Marathon, Ms. Eunice Dahn, told the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday in Monrovia, that the free training is offered in cooperation with the trainers’ team of the Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF).

Ms. Dahn said besides the training, important health and nutrition related messages will be discussed.

She indicated that runners must wear proper running shoes and drink water and eat before they show up for the training.

“Water will be always available during the training and first aid volunteers will be on site,” Ms. Dahn said.

The 2015 Race Director said registration is still ongoing and will end October 22.

“Liberians are to register with L$80 and L$160 respectively for the 10k and half marathon, while non-Liberians will pay US$35 and US$45 and the physically challenged athletes are free,” Ms. Dahn said.

She said interested runners can register at several venues; including all Total Gas Stations, Business Start-Up Center (BSC), located at Main Campus at the University of Liberia; and Lila Brown – Bar and Restaurant, opposite Mamba Point Hotel.

Other venues are NARDA Office, corner of Broad and Johnson Street; Fuzion Bar & Resto, on corner of 14th Street-Tubman Boulevard and the Merit Travel Service, corner of Benson and Mechlin Street, Kaba Building 1st Floor.

“The race is on Sunday, November 8 and it is being held in honor of those we lost to the Ebola virus, all those who served on the front lines to ensure that we triumph over the virus and those that have contracted and survived the disease,” Ms. Dahn asserted.

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