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ONITSHA CITY

The city that never sleeps

ABOUT OCM

Onitsha City Marathon (OCM) is an initiative developed to discover and harness sporting talents of the teeming youths of Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria and Africa at large and to showcase Onitsha City on the global map as a centre of sporting excellence.
OCM is aimed at revolutionizing sports as a tool for Socio-Economic Development in Africa, and ultimately encourage young people to invest their energies in sports. OCM is an Annual Marathon that would run through Onitsha metropolis.

VISION

To be the undisputed best Marathon reference in Africa

MISSION

To be a platform for discovering, developing and deploying the avalanche sporting energies within the host environment and Africa at large, adopting effective coordinating methodology and contemporary technology.

STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE

Purity of intent and sincerity of purpose.

OBJECTIVES

The projects aims:
• To Organize a world class Marathon in Onitsha City
• To place Onitsha City on the global map as a Centre of Sporting excellence.
• To change the perception of Onitsha as a city known only for buying and selling to a Sporting City.
• To develop, harness and showcase new sports talents and give an avenue for existing sports talents to show case their skills.
• To act as a catalyst to revolutionize sports as a tool for Socio- Economic development in Onitsha metropolis.
• To create value added networks that would be catalyst for emerging new partnerships.
• To encourage young people to invest their energies in productively in Sports.
• To lead to the creation of three sports recreation centres within the City.
• To promote sports tourism in Onitsha City.
• To put the Marathon on the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) and other Athletics calendar. 

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