2024: Kuje marathon race kicks off May

The first edition of Kuje marathon race organized and sponsored  by Sports Foundation is about to be unveil. 

The founder of the organization, Mr. Christopher Ameh  revealed to Blueprint in Kuje  recently that the event will be flag off by the Chairman of Kuje Area Council, Alhaji Abdullahi Suleiman Sabo and the event is expected to witness a large turn up of residents and invited guests both within and outside the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Abuja.

Ameh said, the event is targeted at the youths who are more energetic and at the same time vulnerable, instead of indulging in criminality and other social vices, stressing that, they should be more productive to themselves and the society at large during the event.

He stated that, the five kilometers (5 km) Marathon race will start from GUDAA-ABA, and will terminate at the Council Secretariat. “He said forms are available for any interested contestant at the  Sports Foundation, near the Council Secretariat Kuje.

He further explained that, Medals, Trophies and cash will be awarded to deserving contestant in different categories from 1- 6, with first position will be going home with #50,000, #40,000, #30,000, #20,000, #15,000 and #10,000 respectively. 

The Kuje Marathon Founder further reiterated that, the event will be a yearly exercise and the mission is to reached out to the youths who are talented in sporting activities. 

He said doors are open for sponsorship from government and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).

The event is expected to kick-start on May 11, 2024.