Residents of Warri and its environs are rallying support for the 3rd Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon which takes place on Saturday.
Over 500 local and national athletes are registered for the 10km race, which will be opened by a representative of the Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Race coordinator, Mrs. Joyce Bozimo, said everything had been put in place for the athletes and other participants to have a rewarding and exciting event.
She said the race was organised to promote peaceful coexistence in the Niger Delta.
Bozimo said, “We have a lot of Warri and Effurun citizens chipping in their widow’s mite to make the event memorable.
“Even though it has not been easy to get sponsors, we have forged ahead because we are doing this to promote peace and lure investment back to the Niger Delta.”
The first male and female athletes will go away with N300,000 while nine other runners-up are guaranteed some money.