Organisers Call for Volunteers for February 11 Race


The organisers of the February 11, 2017 Access Bank/Lagos City Marathon have called on Lagosians and lovers of the state worldwide to join hands with the state government and organizer in making the 2017 edition a memorable and world class event by working as volunteers.
Head of Volunteering, Ebidowei Oweifie, said volunteers were an integral part of any marathon. 
He said: “Their role cannot be over-emphasized. Volunteering cuts across all board, medical, paramedical, protocol, technical, support for elite athletes, fun runners, charity runner and special athletes.”
Oweifie urged interested applicants to call at the Marathon Office Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos to pick up the free application forms from January 16, 2017 as application will close by January 23, 2017.
Olukayode Thomas, Head of Communication and Media, urged practising and retired journalists with experience in coverage of international sporting events to apply to work as volunteers and implement innovations which are being introduced in the 2017 edition that will make the work of the media, a major stakeholder in the marathon, easy.
For the 2017 edition, there will be a world-class media work station at the finish which will open hours before the race, there will also be a mixed zone and press conference room.
At the start and the finish, there will be a special area just for photo journalists and television cameramen so that they can work without hindrances.
‘’We need experienced journalists to assist us so that those covering the marathon will get all the support they need to work without stress,” Thomas said.