The first edition of the Enugu Half Marathon dubbed the Coal City Half Marathon has been scheduled to hold this October.
Over 3000 athletes are expected to participate in the event, which is organized by Zipp Sports Limited. The people of Enugu State have arguably not been presented with any sporting event in the form of a carnival. This obviously is an untapped avenue as Enugu indigenes have shown a keen interest in sport – especially track sports.
The Head of Publicity for the Coal City Half Marathon Nnaweudo Ani said ” This is the first of its kind in Nigeria, It is a marathon event designed to be held annually in our state and will be used to promote health, youth engagement, tourism and sports.”
With popular musicians slated to perform, it’s definitely going to be a memorable sporting event. Registration starts September 2016 with free Race kits for the first 3000 people to register.
Also, the Head of Sponsorships for the Coal City Half Marathon, Mr Ikenna Udoji stated that ” with companies such as Enel Lotto already signing up for Sponsorships, this chance will provide organisations with the opportunity to penetrate the South Eastern market as well as the tourism industry, while also giving back to the society in a philanthropic drive.