Banjul International Marathon
All long distance runners, professionals, amateurs, and those who run for fun, are invited to participate in the 2nd edition of the Banjul International Marathon.
The Banjul Marathon is a great initiative, with something for everyone who wants to participate, whether you're a seasoned athlete or a first timer, with 42k, 21k, 10k and 5k runs, and a 4k walk for health.
Don't miss this noble event on the Smiling Coast of West Africa.
Trophies for first three male and female
Aid stations on each route
Hagan Street, Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa
Banjul, officially The City of Banjul, formerly known as Bathurst, is the capital and fourth largest city of The Gambia. Banjul is on St Mary's Island (Banjul Island), where the Gambia River enters the Atlantic Ocean.
The Island can be accessed by road, and is connected to the mainland to the West and to the rest of Greater Banjul Area via bridges.
Ferries sail regularly to Banjul across the River Gambia from Barra, traditionally known as Niumi, a small riverside settlement located on the North bank of the River Gambia estuary.
The City is served by the Banjul International Airport.
19-21 February: Arrival of international athletes
22 February 10.00 -1400: Orientation at the Independence Stadium
23 February 17.00 – 19.30: Pasta night at Sand Beach Hotel
24 February: Marathon Day
07.00am: Transportation of all Athletes, Officials, and Volunteers to designated points.
07.15am: Verification of Registration and Identification numbers.
07.30am: Transportation of athletes, officials and volunteers to designated positions.
08.00am: 42km starts.
08.15am: 21km starts
08.30am: 10km starts
08.30am: 4km walk starts
08.50am: 5km starts
09.00am: Arrival of guests
10.30am: Statement by chief guest of honor Minister of Youths and Sports, Minister of Tourism and Culture, Lord Mayor of Banjul.
11.00am: Presentation of certificates, medals, trophies and prizes.
12.00pm: Vote of thanks by Chairperson United Front
12.30pm: Entertainment continues
14.00pm: End of program.
Bertil Harding Highway Senegambia – Britannia Bar & restaurant 42km Marathon starts here
To Brusubi roundabout
On to Coastal road past old Yundum towards airport junction
Turn left at Airport junction toward Serekunda
Abuko GNPC petrol station 21 km Half Marathon starts here
Then through Tabokoto and Churchill’s Town
Turn left at Westfield junction into Kairaba Avenue
Pass Africell and traffic lights
Turn left into Garba Jahumpa road straight to end
Then turn right into Sait Matty Road
Pass Radio Gambia 10km run starts here
To Sitting Corner
Turn left towards Banjul
5km run starts here
Then over Denton Bridge
Pass Weighing Bridge 4km starts here
Then straight to Banjul Arch The Finish
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