Thursday, August 26, 2010

Upcoming Lagos Area Runs - Calendar Challenged!

I heard a rumor that the Lagos Half Marathon (21K) was scheduled so I did a search online.  I did not find the GLO marathon, the one I have run twice in the past (2008 21K, 2009 5K, 2009 21K), but I did find the following upcoming runs.
***September 18, 2010 - Nigeria Independence Corproate Run - 10K (6 miles) Run from Tafawa Balewa Square, where the British Union Jack was lowered for Nigeria's green-white-green flag on October 1, 1960, and will finish at Atlantic City, in Bar Beach, Victoria Island.  Nigeria turns 50 and this run is to celebrate their independence.  The run will be organized by the Lagos State Sports Endowment Fund.
I will look into doing this run.

***October 30, 2010 - Lagos Airport Marathon  - 21K (13 miles) run from
Bummer but I will be out of Lagos and will not be able to participate.  ; (

***The GLO Lagos Marathon has not yet been scheduled and the website - http://www.glolagosmarathon/ - is no longer online.

CALENDAR CHALLENGED - The Lagos Airport Marathon article originally listed the date as Saturday, November 1 (article now reads November 1 (saturday removed))...  but my calendar indicates that is a Monday!  I assume the run is on Saturday October 30.  Why are people so calendar challenged here?!  Our work calendars have had duplicate dates in one month (20, 21, 22, 22, 23, 24...).  Is it really that difficult?


peacelove213 said...

hi! i am considering moving to Lagos from California for a job and would love to speak with you. If you get the chance, could you email me at peacelove213 at gmail thanks!

Zara said...

Hi. I saw that you responded to a comment about Vets in Lagos. I would love to talk to you more about this as I have 2 stray kittens in my yard that I would like to officially adopt and want them to get a thorough checkup and spaying etc. Thank you.

Zara said...

Sorry forgot to leave contact! talkto mezara AT gmail dot com

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Vivian said...

I'm a runner and I'm moving to Nigeria on Monday. I'm hoping I will find a good group of people to run with. Are there any running clubs?

Vivian said...

Did you find any running clubs in while you were in Lagos?

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