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Enugu Govt To Host Coal City Half Marathon


The Coal City Half Marathon will be held on May 4th in Enugu State, as part of the state government’s initiative to encourage physical health and sporting culture.

Barr. Lloyd Ekweremadu, commissioner of youth and sports development, made the announcement yesterday, stating that the state has already started holding night games at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.


He claimed that the state’s status as the safest in the nation is due to Governor Mba’s enormous advancements in the field of security.


The commissioner encouraged sports enthusiasts to take advantage of the opportunity by signing up for the sports festival, regardless of whether they are professional or amateur athletes, as it was intended to revive the spirit of the “huge sporting culture” the state is known for. The commissioner said the half marathon would travel through the city and parks.


In addition to revealing that there would be prizes for participants to win, he also revealed that the first and second runners-up in each category would receive 500 and 300,000 naira, respectively, and that the winners, both male and female, would receive a million naira each.

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The commissioner emphasised that Enugu was emerging as the area’s top sports tourism destination and said that there will be consolation prizes.

The half marathon will go around the entire city. We would like to extend an invitation to all sports enthusiasts, irrespective of their experience level in long-distance running. You may be an amateur or an elite marathoner, or you may simply wish to push yourself to the limit and go for a run.Thus, it would be beneficial for our folks to register.


“Registration is open and the website will soon be up for those outside the state,” he added.

Ekweremadu further noted that Rangers Football Club would be hosting rival clubs at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in night matches because of the availability and installation of the modern facilities at the stadium.


He said that the state’s enhanced security circumstances, which have already established the state as the most peaceful and safe state in the federation, also made this possible.

He said, “Nightlife in Enugu state is back and we are elated about that,” after describing how the stadium hosted its first night game in many years last week.



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