Race Info



Apart from running the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Lagos, Nigeria’s “Centre of Excellence”, an emerging global destination and one of the world’s fastest growing mega city is a haven for fun lovers, shopping; night life and its beautiful beaches are a charm to residents and visitors.

Though Lagos is part of the Yoruba speaking South western Nigeria, its population is made up of every tribe in the country and different nationalities of the world.

The following are some fun spots in Lagos


National Museum, Lagos

Established in 1957, National Museum, Lagos, has great collections in archaeology, ethnography and traditional art.



Terra Kulture, Lagos

Terra Kulture is a privately owned educational and recreational centre; a perfect place for the lovers of art, culture and everything African.


Silverbird Galleria, Lagos

Silverbird Galleria is a top-of-the-range galleria with entertainment package where you can see the latest movies, live concert and shows, stage plays etc.


Freedom Park, Lagos

The new Freedom Park is located on the site of the colonial prison where prominent Nigerians served their jail terms during the colonial era.


National Arts Theatre, Lagos

Constructed in 1976, National Arts Theatre which hosted the Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) in 1977 is a multi-purpose national monument for the preservation, presentation and promotion of Nigerian arts and culture.


Whispering Palms Beach Resort, Badagry

Whispering Palms is a conference resort centre occupying about 8 acres of land located in Iworo, Badagry Local Government Area of Lagos State. The resort lies on the Lagoon and typifies the beauty of the area’s cool Atlantic breeze, sillica sands, palm trees and chirping birds.


Lekki Conservation Centre

Lekki Conservation centre is a nature reserve established in 1990 to serve as biodiversity conservation icon and environment education centre in Lagos.


La Campagne Tropicana

Lacampagne Tropicana Beach Resort is a 65 acre tranquil paradise located just an hour’s drive from Victoria Island in Lagos State. This resort offers a unique blend of natural environments which include a fresh water lake, accessible mangrove forest, a savannah, extensive sandy beach and the warm Atlantic sea.


The Palms

A world class shopping center


Hotels in Lagos

Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island Lagos

Kuramo Waters, Victoria Island Lagos

Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos

Four Points by Sheraton, Victoria Island Lagos

The Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos

Southern Sun Ikoyi, Lagos

Best Western Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos

The Island Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos

The Wheatbaker, Victoria Island Lagos

Protea Hotel Victoria Island

Protea Hotel Ikeja, Lagos

Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos

Ibis Lagos Airport, Ikeja Lagos

InterContinental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos

The Moorhouse, Ikoyi, Lagos

Register for the 2021
Lagos City Marathon

Join us at this edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon 2021. We are looking forward to have you be a part of this wonderful event.

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Become a Lagos 2021
Marathon Volunteer

Whilst volunteering at the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon,
it promises to be fun, exciting and rewarding but definitely not
for the faint-hearted. Though it may be long, tiring plus drain
physically and mentally; yet come rain or shine, we really need
your support as members of the fabulous team to make this a success!

Become a volunteer

Explore Lagos, Nigeria's
"center of excellence"

Apart from running the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Lagos, Nigeria’s “Centre of Excellence”, an emerging global destination and one of the world’s fastest growing mega city is a haven for fun lovers, shopping; night life and its beautiful beaches are a charm to residents and visitors.

Explore Lagos

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.

Explore routes and maps



  • 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.