Organizers of the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Tuesday extended the accreditation window for Journalists to Jan. 31.
Head of Communications and Media for the marathon, Olukayode Thomas, announced the extension in a statement on Tuesday.
He said that the decision to extend the window initially meant to close Friday, Jan. 25, was to avail more journalists from across the globe the chance to cover the 2020 race.
Thomas explained that interested journalists were required to send in their passport photographs and biodata to () for them to be considered for accreditation.
“We have decided to give a one-week extension so that more journalists across the globe can be part of this epic event.
“Journalists are expected to send in their passport photographs and biodata to the email address provided or bring the same to the Marathon Village situated inside the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
“I hope our media partners will make use of these extended days, there is no point waiting till is too late, once we make our final collation next Friday, there would be no waiver for anyone that is not accredited,” Thomas said.
He assured journalists of a seamless environment to carry out their duties at 2020 marathon, appealing to all to follow the specified rules and regulations that would be contained in the media guide to be given out.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is slated for Feb. 8 with over 100,000 runners expected to participate from across the world. MIO/
Edited by: Kevin Okunzuwa/Wale Ojetimi