Over 3000 athletes are expected to grace the 3rd edition of the National Anti-Corruption Marathon scheduled to hold on December 19 in Abuja.
According to the National Coordinator, Mr Jacob Onu, the total distance of the race which will begin and end at the Eagle Square is 21.03km covering a total area of 23.04km.
He said the race, which is the first Anti-Corruption Marathon globally, will be sustained and improved upon.
“The fight against corruption is not a one-off battle, rather a continuous one that requires perseverance and endurance. This is the reason behind this initiative. The marathon race is symbolic in that without perseverance and endurance one can’t start and finish a marathon race.
“This initiative happens to be the first globally. It is our desire that it is sustained over time and improved on in subsequent editions. It is also expected to be a platform to encourage and empower participating athletes.
Onu said the registration, which will be online is free and open to all segments of the society.
The marathon is expected to be flagged off by Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawal on December 19, with the eventual champions smiling to the bank with N1 million, second and third position N500,000 and N200,000 respectively.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force has said the police will work together with other law enforcement agencies to ensure a hitch-free event and safety of the athletes.