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ABLCM 2021 COVID 19 MEASURES
Reduction in the number of participants from over 100,000 to just 300.
The international elite runners about 30, the local elite runners 40, and about 200 educated and enlightened fun runners and those that are coming from different parts of the world for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Qualifiers
Cancellation of 10km family fun run which normally attracts over 75, 000 runners.
The Lagos Sports Commission will work with the Office of Lagos State Governor and security agencies to ensure that there is a curfew between 5 am and 10 am on race day.
The race will be broadcast live on all television and multi-media channels to ensure people are not on the street to cheer runners, the organizers of the London Marathon adopted a similar approach.
All members of the workforce, including volunteers and other auxiliary workers, will undergo a compulsory Covid-19 test.
There will be zero entertainment at the finish point
Apart from the top three, all other runners will pick their medals at the Marathon Office on designated dates to prevent crowding
Security will be tight at the start, the finish, and along the route.
There will be passes to screen workers and prevent crowding in several places
All runners, workforce, auxiliary workers, security, and others will get a booklet of dos and don’ts of Race during Covid 19 from the office of the General Manager Marathon
Apart from the special Media Guide, there will be a special training for our Media Partners on how to cover marathon and road races during Covid-19
Massive media campaign to educate the society about the importance of watching from the comfort of their homes.
We shall meet with Lagos State Government agencies that are stakeholders to ensure we are all on the same page.
All elite runners will be expected to tender a certificate of clearance from Covid 19 virus not later than 72hrs before their arrival in the country.
The start area for the elite field will be floor marked (2m apart) with runners’ number bibs to ensure their standing starting position which will be properly spaced to ensure social distancing.
All runners must as a matter of COMPULSIONwear a face mask into the start area.
There shall be multiple waves at the start to ensure proper spacing of the runners.
Mist disinfectant sprayers will be mounted at the call area which all runners must pass through after being temperature checked.
Hygiene stations will be set up at the start and the finish areas.
Runners shall be expected to have their face mask on at the start point and must run with it for the next 600m to 800m.
All technical officials, volunteers, medical personnel, security, and logistic hands WILL have their face mask on and wear latex hand gloves for the entire duration of the marathon.
All surfaces in all the vehicles that will be used for the marathon WILL be sprayed periodically with disinfectants during the race.
Medical stations at all points WILL be manned and clearly marked with staff donning appropriate PPE wears.
The distribution points for the race packs WILL be constructed in a way to ensure proper cross ventilation. Participants WILL leave immediately they are attended to.
All volunteers involved in the handling of water and refreshments to the runners WILL be fully masked up with proper PPE wears.
All runners will be given a minimum of 3 nose masks and a small bottle of hand sanitizer as well as an instruction leaflet on ways to stay protected from the corona pandemic as part of the contents in the race packs.
ONLY runners and the few designated technical hands WIIL be allowed in the start arena.
All areas in and around the race venue start and finish WILL be properly disinfected.
The above will strictly be followed to ensure the safety of everybody.