Gambia: Brufut Marathon Set for December Eight

The 18th edition of the annual Brufut Marathon is set to take place on Saturday December 8th, with all activities centering in and around the Town of Brufut, the organisers said in a press release sent to Observer Sports.

This year's edition is designed to be the commencement of a new era in the format and scope of the now famous race. It will for the first time attract over 1000 runners, made of teams from companies, schools and individuals residing in and outside Gambia.

The release added that registration for this year's event is open until December 2nd 2012 and all institutions are invited to fill the registration forms detailing categories of events and mode of registrations now available at the reception or with the sports coordinators of most hotels, companies and sports organisations, press houses, and schools in Brufut.

The organisers of the Run, the BMRA, wishes to announce for the interest of potential overseas participants that it has partnered Brussels Airlines and the Brufut-based5- Star- Sheraton Hotel to meet the travelling and accommodation needs of would-be runners. For more on this, runners are advised to log on www. brufut-ma.org for direct information on this.

Background

Started in 1994, the Brufut Marathon Run has an intriguing feature and history of being the most regularly held and most famous Gambian road race, organised in a semi-urban setting, by mainly indigenes of the coastal town. Over the years, it has also attracted overseas interest mainly through the influence of its UK collaborators, Friends Of The Gambia Association, FOTGA, which facilitates the dissemination of information about it around the world and the UK in particular.

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