Lagos marathon opens media accreditation


Globacom representative shakes hand with the AFN President, Mrs Violet Odogwu-nwajei
Media accreditation for the 2007 Globacom Lagos Half Marathon has commenced for eligible Nigerian and foreign Journalists in the print and electronic media practitioners.

The organizers of the prestigious event said in a press statement on their website that provision has been made to accredit over 2000 Journalists expected to cover the race holding on December 8 in Lagos.

Modele Sarafa-Yusuf, the Globacom Official in charge of the project said Journalists will be accorded all courtesies in line of their duty because the company recognizes the crucial role they play not only in providing information for the public about the marathon, but also in promoting the company.

In the words of Sarafa-Yusuf, “Globacom in conjunction with the Athletic Federation of Nigeria will provide the enabling environment for over two thousand Journalists, consisting of sports writers, sports photographers, broadcasters, cameramen, and filmmakers from all over the world to cover the event without hitches.

We have gone this length because we recognize that the Glo Lagos International Half Marathon is the biggest of its kind in Africa and will therefore attract the highest number of elite athletes and ordinary participants”

She said Globacom has made provisions for live television coverage of the race to beam the pictures to people in their homes within and outside Nigeria. “The Glo Lagos International Marathon will show-case Nigeria as a holiday destination and we can only achieve this by beaming the country to the outside world real time”, she added.

The accreditation forms are available online on the glolagosmarathon.com/registration. Completed accreditation forms can also be returned through electronic mail to the addresses provided in the forms.

The media office of the Glo Lagos Marathon urged Journalists to endeavour to return their completed accreditation forms in good time as priority will be given to early birds.

“We will provide the best equipment and tools for all logistics and convenience of all accredited Journalists but it will also be on a first come first serve basis”, noted Charles Ikoabasi of the Glo Lagos Marathon Media Office.

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