Banjul International Marathon

Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa

Organiser's Description

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.

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Trophies for first three male and female

Cash prizes

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

Through Lamin

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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