The marathon train in Nigeria is off to Warri, Delta State, after the recent success recorded in the Lagos City Marathon.

Reports suggest hundreds of athletes have registered for the 2018 edition of the Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon billed to take place on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Athletes will compete for medals and prize money at the Peace Marathon.

Apart from the national elite runners, this edition has generated interest from thousands of fun runners, students, and the physically challenged.

Conceived by Joyce Bozimo a lawyer and sports enthusiast to promote peace in Warri and other part of the state and by extension Nigeria the 10Km road race will start at Airport Road and end at the Warri Township Stadium.

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"The Warri /Effurun Peace Marathon is a growing race with the potential to become very big in the nearest future.

"The main aim of the race is to promote peace in Warri, Effurun and all the neighboring villages but beyond promoting peace, this race aim to promote all the benefits associated with running which include but not limited to promotion of healthy living, tourism, promote local business especially the hospitality industry and get Deltans to embrace running as a way of life,” said Bozimo.

She also explained that the race is open to everyone resident in Warri and other states in Nigeria.

“We are going to invite athletes from the whole country. We are also inviting students in Warri and Effurun to come and cheer or participate in the race as we want to do everything together as a people.”

 For the March 3 race, there will be performances by artistes and comedians at the finish line.

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