Farafenni Marathon Set for 1st October

Farafenni Marathon Set for 1st October

The organising committee of the Farafenni Marathon has set 1st October for the sixth edition of the Marathon competition to be held in the North Bank Region town.

Modou Leigh, Media Assistant of the committee told Observer Sports in a telephone interview that everything is set for the competition. He said the event is aimed at supporting community activities in the areas of education and health.

“We are sponsoring four students through this initiative and there are a lot of things we intend to contribute to the social development of the town,” he said.

According to Leigh, this year’s registration is D100, and the race is expected to attract a good number of athletes in the 5km women’s category; from Makka to Farafenni; 10km for men from Chamen and the 15km cycling race from Illiassa to Farafenni.

The Media Assistant revealed that there will be additional activity called ‘Wahu’ which will be open to all.

He appealed to stakeholders within and outside the country to support the event.

By Binta Jammeh