By Raphael Ekpang
The window for media accreditation for those interested in covering the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has been extended until January 31, 2020.
Mr Olukayode Thomas, the head of Communications and Media for the marathon, in a statement on Tuesday, said the decision to extend the window initially meant to close on Friday, January 25 was to avail more journalists the chance to cover the 2020 race.
Thomas further explained that journalists will still be required to send in their passport photographs and biodata to Marathon2020accreditation@gmail.com for them to be considered for accreditation.
“We have decided to give a one-week extension so that more journalists across the globe can be part of this epic event,” Thomas stated.
“Journalists are expected to send in their passport photographs and biodata to the email address provided or bring the same to the Marathon Village situated inside the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos” he added.
Thomas enjoined all to take advantage of the extended window even as he warned that the process will no longer be extended after January 31st.
“I hope our media partners will make use of these extended days, there is no point waiting till is too late, once we make our final collation next Friday, there would be no waiver for anyone that is not accredited,” Thomas stated.
While assuring journalists of a seamless environment to carry out their duties at this year’s marathon, the Head of Communications and Media for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon appealed to all to follow the specified rules and regulations that would be contained in the media guide to be given to all.
The 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is billed to take place on February 8, 2020, with over 100,000 runners expected to participate across the world.