Alternative roads, diversions announced as organisers stage Abuja City Half Marathon 

As the stage is set for the first edition of the Premium Trust Bank Abuja City International Half Marathon, being organised by Nilayo Sports Management Limited on Saturday, April 20, 2024, the alternative roads and diversions that would keep the people of the Federal Capital Territory(FCT),  out of the designated route, for upmost of four hours have been announced to enable the people plan for the day.

According to the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) from the start point at the Abuja City Gate, traffic will be diverted to the service lane to climb the bridge.

This would see Area 1 blocked, with vehicles coming from Berger diverted to Airport Road. Vehicles coming from Area 1 will also be diverted to The Games Village.

 There will be another diversion from Area1 to Apo Junction. This would see all vehicles diverted to the service lane.

The diversion from Apo Junction to Asokoro Road Junction would see the road blocked for 4 hours.

For the Nyanyan to Kubwa Road, the flow of vehicles will be allowed, while vehicles coming from Kubwa Road will be blocked for 4 hours.

For the route connecting the Force Headquarters to the Federal Secretariat, the

vehicles from Force Headquarters will be blocked from the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Road.

While the road linking the Transcorp Hotel to the Federal Secretariat 

will be blocked for 4 hours. So also the Constitution Road for 4 hours, so as to have a hitch free marathon.

Meanwhile, the official Expo for the Premuim Trust Bank Half Marathon flagged off on Monday in Abuja at the Jabbi Lake Resort. 

This is seeing the continued registration of runners for the Half Marathon, collection of running bibs and numbers by registered runners. 

The Expo would also witness the training and re-training of volunteers that would be stationed at different locations on the marathon routes. 

Some of the official sponsors will also be on ground to showcase their products and services.