The Organising Committee of the Lagos Women Run has announced the shift in date of the 2020 edition of the only women run in Africa by one week.
According to the General Coordinator of the Lagos Women Run, Tayo Popoola, the Run has now been rescheduled from November 14 to November 21, 2020.
She noted Thursday in Lagos at the Run Secretariat inside the Teslim Balogun Stadium, that the shift in date by one week was necessitated by the desire of the organising committee to allow the over 15,000 registered runners across the world to get familiar with the running App, which will be the guide of the run as they compete in the Virtual Run, which is coming to this part of the world for the very first time in Nigeria and indeed Africa.
“We decided to shift the date of the 2020 Lagos Women Run by one week, so as to give our registered runners more time to get accostomed to the App which would guide them on how best to compete effectively.
“We found out that, towards the close of the registration deadline, we had thousands of runners rushed in to register. And as responsible organizers, it behoves on us to give more time for our runners to learn how to use the competition App.”
Popoola, also disclosed that, the 2020 Lagos Women Run Expo will hold on November 14, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, from 10a.m. “The Expo will provide some of our runners who may not get their running kits through the designated delivery arrangements on the official Lagos Women Run website, to physically collect their running kits.
“The Expo will also provide the opportunity to hold seminars on healthy running for women and other techniques in planning for a 10 kilometres run.
“The Expo would give all the Run partners and sponsors the opportunity to showcase their products. Aside from all these, there will also be free medical screening for women against some health challenges.”
The virtual runners will use the Running App anywhere in the world, while the Real run will be completed by elite runners who will run at designated historic route adherence to the Covid-19 protocols.