Marathon Sponsors “Networking Party” Saturday

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With 38 days to the 3rd Liberia Marathon a motivating and rewarding party, exclusively for sponsors, has been scheduled for Saturday, October 3, at 6:00pm.

The get-together will be held at the 5-star RLJ Kendeja Resort and Villas, on the Roberts International Airport highway.

According to the 2015 Liberia Marathon Race Director, Eunice Dahn, the party is the Official Pre-Race Sponsors Networking Event – a night of formal introduction, set-ups, announcements, cocktails and entertainment.

The invited sponsors include ExxonMobil, RLJ Kendeja, Brussels Airlines, Coca Cola, West Construction and Monrovia Club Breweries.

It is believed that the event isn’t only about creating a “network” but it’s also a little celebration for the sponsors’ morale and motivation.

This year’s marathon will take place on Sunday, November 8 in Monrovia, under the theme ‘A New Beginning.’

Accordingly, more than 2,000 runners are expected to participate in the marathon. There will more than 20 prizes.

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is expected to lead an array of government officials, the diplomatic corps, other Liberians and foreigners in the race to celebrate the Liberia’s victory over Ebola.

This year’s race will include a half marathon (from Freeport to ELWA Compound), a 10k race
as well as 10k run for athletes in wheelchairs and on crutches (from JFK Hospital to ELWA Compound).

Registered runners are encouraged to take advantage over a free training held every Sunday morning, at the ELWA Compound, on the RIA road.

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 are trained according to their race choice (10k, half-marathon or physically challenged). They will receive training plans together with registration confirmation.

The free training is offered in cooperation with the trainers’ team of the Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF).

In addition to 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.

Ms. Dahn said registration is still ongoing and will end on 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 are free,” Ms. Dahn said.

Registration venues are Total Gas Stations, Business Start-Up Center (BSC), located at the main campus at the University of Liberia – behind the Tennis Court; 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 Director said.

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