Coal City Marathon: The City Of Enugu will be hosting its first international marathon event scheduled to take place in the capital city of Enugu on the 24th day of November, 2018.


More than 15 foreign and over 1,500 athlete in Nigeria will be participating in the first ever Coal City Marathon in Enugu. According to a press briefing by the Commisioner for Youth and Sports, Mr, Joseph Udedi. 

The event which is endorsed by the Enugu State Government in partnership with the organisers Prince Odera Ogbodo Managing Director Of Zipp sports and the Ministry of Youth and Sports with a host of other sponsors including Tetralog Mercedes Benz, Enugu.


The event will take off from Okpara Square to Bisiala road down  to New Haven, to Bush House, to Nza street, to Palms Hotel junction, to Toskana, down Agric bank, to Money junction, to ESBS, down to NTA,  Liberty Estate, to Nkpokiti, to UNEC Junction to Agbani road to Zik Avenue to P&T junction, then the race will stop right opposite the Enugu Stadium right opposite First bank branch at Ogui road.

From left, Perm Sec. Min. Of Youth and Sports, Bar Mrs Ngozi Ani, Commisioner Joseph Udedi, Obi Mbonu, Chairman ESAA and Prince Odera Ogbodo of Zipper Sports (far right)

Participants are also informed to get a medical report of fitness from any recognised Government hospital or the Enugu State University Teaching HisoiHosfor those within Enugu. Accreditation will commence 22nd to 24th November at Okpara Square by the medical team.

There will also be refreshments point along the marathon route manned by doctors, physiotherapists and security personnel.


15 foreign participants will be arriving Enugu to take part in the event and registration for the marathon is ongoing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium as eell as the ministry of Youth and sports, Zenith Bank PLC Registration ends 23 November


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