Race Info

All what you need to know
about the Lagos City Marathon


Start & Finish

The starting point will be at Western Avenue, in front of the National Stadium Surulere, opposite Teslim Balogun Stadium. The finish will be in front of Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island.


Start Time

Marathon – 6:30am


Getting to Start

Participants driving are advised to park their vehicles at the Teslim Balogun Stadium or the National Stadium as most roads around the start area will be closed. Attempts to drive to the areas may cause congestion and delays and violators may be sanctioned. Participants are advised to come early to avoid delays.


Running Number Collection

Dates for collection of Running Numbers at Teslim Balogun Stadium shall be announced shortly.




Participants are advised to come with proof of identification when coming to collect their running numbers. Peradventure, participants intend to have their running number collected on their behalf; the person collecting must come to our office with the printed out copy of the form or the final confirmation received by e-mail. They must have proof of their identity in order to do this.


T/Shirts, Medals and Certificates

– All participants will receive a running race vest, and finishers will receive medals and certificate.

The temperature will be approximately 22-27degrees Celsius at the start.


Awards (Medals and Certificates)

All finishers of the marathon will receive medals and certificates.


Running race vest

All participants will receive a running race vest

The temperature will be approximately 22-27 degrees Celsius at the start


Race Timing

The race will be timed using the “Time tronics electronic timing system. Chips/Tags will be attached to the race bib number you will receive in your race pack. Do not remove this tag from your bib number.


Drink Stations – Water spaces between the commas

Water Stations will be provided at 2.5km,5km,7.5km,10km,12.5km,15km,17.5km20km,22.5km,25km,27.5km,30km,32.5km,35km,37.5km,40km,and at the finish.



Sponges will be provided at the following stations on the Marathon route: 5km, 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, 35km and 40km.



Toilets will be provided after the following stations on the Marathon route: 5km, 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, 35km, 40km and at the finish.



An Ambulance and medical station will be available approximately 200 meters after each main drink station on the Marathon route at 5km, 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, 35km, 40km and at the finish. Medics will also be present at every intermediary station.



Top artistes and a selection of other activities will be available at the finish point to entertain the participants and supporters. Food and Beverage facilities will also be available here.

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Lagos City Marathon

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Find out the route for

The starting point will be at Western Avenue, in front of the National
Stadium Surulere, opposite Teslim Balogun Stadium. The finish will be
in front of Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island.

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  • 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 COMPULSION wear 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.