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Start & Finish

The start of the Marathon will be in front of Onitsha Shopping Mall. The finish will be at the Chuba Ikpeazu Stadium beside Obi of Onitsha’s Palace, Awka Road Onitsha Anambra State, Nigeria.

Start Time

21km Marathon – 6.30am

Getting to the Start

Participants driving are advised to park their vehicles at the All Saints Cathedral field or at Ezechima Nursery and Primary School field as most roads around the start area will be closed. Attempts to drive to the areas may cause congestion and delays and violators may be sanctioned. Participants are advised to come 90 minutes before start time to avoid any rush or delays.

Awards (Medals and Certificates)

All finishers of the marathon will receive medals and certificates.

Running Number Collection

Date and venue for running number collection shall be announced shortly.

PLEASE NOTE: Everyone is advised to collect their own running number in person and provide proof of identity.
If you are having difficulty collecting your own running number, we are allowing you to designate another person to collect on your behalf. In order to do this, the person collecting on your behalf must have a printout of the final confirmation letter you will receive by e-mail. They must have proof of their identity in order to do this. 

T/Shirts, Medals and Certificates

Marathon – All marathon participants will receive an official race t/shirt, a finisher’s medal and downloadable finisher’s certificate.

Race Day Temperature

The temperature will be approximately-

Race Timing

The race will be timed using the electronic timing system. Chips/Tags will be attached to the race bib number you will receive in your race pack. Do not remove this tag from your bib number. No Tag attached. No Time.

Water/Drink Stations

Water Stations will be provided every 2.5km, 5km, 7.5km, 10km, 12.5km, 15km, 17.5km, 20km and at the finish.


Toilets will be provided after the following stations on the Marathon route: 5km, 10km, 15km, 20km and at the finish.


An Ambulance and medical station will be available approximately 200 meters after each main drink station on the Marathon route at 5km, 10km, 15km, 20km and at the finish.


Live bands and a selection of other activities will be available at the Marathon Finish point throughout the day to entertain the participants and spectators. Food and Beverage facilities will also be available at the Marathon Finish point.