The organizer of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Sunday called on media partners interested in covering the 2022 edition of the race to send their requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, interested journalists are to send in their application to the above address on or before Wednesday, February 2, 2022, as requests made after the date will not be considered.
Thomas said, “The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is one of the top races in the world. If we request the accreditation and follow laid down procedure to cover the New York Marathon, Dubai Marathon, the Commonwealth Games, FIFA World Cup and even the Olympic Games, we should also respect the laid down procedure for Access Bank Lagos City Marathon”
He said accreditation for this edition is limited and it will be on a first come first served basis, “but priority will be given to journalists who have a strong pedigree in the coverage of marathons and road races and athletics”.
Thomas said an Accreditation Screening Committee that includes Debo Oshundun Chairman of Lagos SWAN and Adekunle Salami Secretary of League of Sports Editors will screen all applicants
Thomas also implored journalists who wishes to follow the runners to send a written application to the General Manager Access Bank Lagos Marathon through the Director of Communications and Media and submit it at the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Marathon Village, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
The application must be submitted on or before Wednesday, February 2, 2022.
“Reporters following runners with bikes without the appropriate jackets that will be worn by reporters whose applications were approved will have motorbike ceased by security operative.”
Thomas thanked the media for their support but appealed to them to please cooperate with the organizer and obey simple rules that we make the 2022 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon success for all stakeholders.
“If we can obey simple rules abroad, we should do same at home, after all, charity they said begins at home,” said Thomas.