400 candidates register for Lagos Women Run - Coordinator

400 candidates register for Lagos Women Run - Coordinator
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The General Coordinator of Lagos Women Run, Tayo Popoola, on Thursday said over 400 candidates had registered for the exercise from different countries.

This is just as she signified that several candidates also registered for the virtual run.

According to her, the virtual event was a result of the pandemic to ensure that women were not denied the opportunity to run.

“We are ready for another edition of the Lagos women run, and usually the women are ready.

“It is a year of preparation, and for us, we are very ready. This is the biggest women fitness in Africa we can think of, and it has been on for five years now,"she said.

She noted that the rules of COVID-19 would be strictly adhered to during the event.

Popoola added that women participating in the run from other countries would have to undergo the COVID-19 test.

“As much as the pandemic is going, we still need to strictly adhere to the rules.

“For women coming from other countries, we will ensure they go through the normal COVID-19 process to ensure that they are safe.

“They will have to be quarantined for seven days before participating in the race.

“Women will be put in different cells. Cells mean that you don’t have many people coming together to run,” she said.

Popoola added that the elite run would involve the physical while the virtual run would be for other women all over the world that had registered.

“The women involved will go through the normal route. The race will start at the same time for those running physically and virtually,” she said.

The race would start off at 6:30 a.m. from Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, while the finish line would be on Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, on November 13.

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