Since the maiden edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon in 2016, the 42km race through Lagos metropolis continues to enchant the world of athletics as it sets to change the narrative of road race in Africa. Bridge House College Students have participated in this epoch-making annual event since it’s inception. 2018 was no different; 35 Bridge House College students graced the race as Runners, Medical Volunteers and Spectators.
The Marathon which was recently awarded the IAAF Bronze Label by the governing body of athletics, International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) had over 80,000 athletes, including local and international world-class runners for the 2018 Edition. It also introduced a 10km #FamilyFunRace to further encourage participation from indigent non-professional runners for fitness, fun and health purposes.
Bridge House College had 15 student volunteers who assisted the medical team in attending to runners as they arrive at the Finish Line and 20 student runners participating in the race.
The race as usual kicked off from National Stadium, Surulere for the 42km race and Lekki-Ikoyi Toll Gate for the 10km race, all the way to Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island.
There was great excitement and enthusiasm among all the students who participated and volunteered in the Marathon. Our students demonstrated great spirit and endurance through the course of the race.
Once again, we identify with a social and sustainable cause which promotes the highly significant yet understated acts of Regular Exercise and Healthy Living. We hope this will inspire young people to always take on challenges in whatever form and commit to #RunForSuccess in all life’s endeavors.
We sure won’t be forgetting the excitement at the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon any time soon
See the photos from the race below: