The Organising Committee of the Lagos Women Run has announced the shift in date of the 2020 edition of the only women run in Africa by one week.
According to the General Coordinator of the Lagos Women Run, Tayo Popoola, the Run has now been rescheduled from November 14 to November 21, 2020.
Speaking at the Run secretariat located inside the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, she said the shift in date was necessitated by the desire of the organising committee to allow the over 15,000 registered runners across the world to get familiar with the running App, which will be the guide of the run as they compete in the Virtual Run, which is coming to Nigeria and indeed Africa for the first time.
“We decided to shift the date of the 2020 Lagos Women Run by one week, so as to give our registered runners more time to get accustomed to the App which would guide them on how best to compete effectively.
“We found out that towards the close of the registration deadline, thousands of runners rushed in to register. And as responsible organisers, we want to give the runners more time to learn how to use the competition App.”
Popoola, also disclosed that the 2020 Lagos Women Run Expo will hold on November 14 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, from 10a.m.
“The Expo will provide some of our runners, who may not get their running kits through the designated delivery arrangements on the official Lagos Women Run website, to physically collect their running kits.”
The virtual runners will use the Running App anywhere in the world, while the real run will be completed by elite runners who will run at designated historic routes in adherence to COVID-19 protocols.