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Lagos City Marathon 2019 Registration Form Portal

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Lagos City Marathon 2019 Registration Form Portal Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Race 2018 Form is now online via and registration has commence.

Lagos City Marathon

The Lagos City Marathon Race 2018 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.

Lagos City Marathon 2019 Registration Form Portal

The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Race 2018 Forms can be picked up and submitted at:


Lagos City Marathon Race info

Start & Finish

The starting point will be at the front of the National Stadium Surulere opposite Teslim Balogun Stadium.

The finishing point will be at the sales office of Eko Atlantic on Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island

Start Time

Marathon – 7.00am

Information will be provided on the website regularly. Please check the website and other media for important race information and familiarize yourself with this information as they come up.

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.

Lagos City Marathon Important Information to Participants

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.

Lagos City Marathon Rules and Regulations

The following rules and regulations apply to all entrants.

1. The official entry form must be fully completed by each intending participant.

2. The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is organized in accordance with the rules and regulations of the AFN, IAAF and AIMS and all participants must agree to abide by these rules and regulations and comply with all reasonable directions and decisions made by the officials and representatives of the IAAF and AIMS.

3. Whilst every reasonable precaution will be taken by the organizers to ensure the participants safety, participants run at their own risk and the organizers shall not be liable for any loss and/or damage whether personal or otherwise and howsoever arising. All participants accept responsibility for travel and medical insurance and for payment and/or reimbursement of any medical/surgical expenses incurred.

4. There is an official seven hour finish time limit for the Marathon with the police and medical support. Any remaining participants after the seven-hour limit will be requested to run on the side of road.

5. In accordance with the rules and regulations of the AFN, IAAF and AIMS, a runner must retire from the race immediately when requested to do so by any member of the Referee or official medical staff.

6. There will be no refund or transfer of participation for participants who do not take part or if the event is canceled for whatever reason.

7. The organizers reserve the right to limit and refuse any entries.

Lagos City Marathon Prizes



1st Position$50,000
2nd Position$40,000
3rd Position$30,000
4th Position$20,000
5th Position$15,000
6th Position$10,000
7th Position$8,000
8th Position$6,000
9th Position$4,000
10th Position$2,000




1st Nigerian₦ 3,000,000
2nd Nigerian₦ 2, 000,000
3rd Nigerian₦ 1, 000,000
4th Nigerian₦ 500,000
5th Nigerian₦ 200,000
6th Nigerian₦ 100,000
7th Nigerian₦ 50,000
8th Nigerian₦ 30,000
9th Nigerian₦ 20,000
10th Nigerian₦ 10,000




1stGAC Salon Car
2nd Nigerian₦ 1, 000,000
3rd Nigerian₦ 750,000
4th Nigerian₦ 500,000
5th Nigerian₦ 250,000


Lagos City Marathon Volunteers

Registration Date to join the Volunteers’ Team shall be announced shortly. Watch out!

All lovers of Lagos, humanity and running are welcome – we really couldn’t stage this event without your support and contributions.

We will have lots of exciting volunteer roles which you can choose from and information will be available soon.

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!

Lagos City Marathon Volunteer Roles

We will have a wide variety of volunteer roles available for the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

Roles will be allocated based on application, qualifications, areas of specialization and interest. There will be roles for volunteers at the Start point, Finish point (a team to welcome the masses and elites crossing the Finish line), as well as the Exhibition areas or as part of the Medical Team.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Medical
  • Pre-race
  • Race Day: Transportation
  • Race Day: Start Area
  • Race Day: Course Marshal
  • Race Day: Fluid Stations
  • Race Day: Finish Area

A full list of roles and information on each role will be available soon.

Lagos City Marathon Volunteer Briefing Information

A briefing evening will be held close to the date of the event for Access Bank Lagos City Marathon 2018 volunteers.

We will also provide you with a Volunteer Briefing Manual containing lots of important information such as key timings, dos and don’ts, emergency protocols, maps and lots more!

Also, briefing notes for each volunteer role will be sent out to all volunteers latest two weeks to the event through the Marathon General Manager; Yussuf Alli.

To register your interest in volunteering before the roles open for registration, email us at

How to Register for Lagos City Marathon 2019 Form

Interested and qualified person’s for the Lagos City Marathon 2019 application form should select the class of race to partake in below to apply. Participants are also advised to review the Lagos City Marathon medical advice for a successful race.

Please choose your race:

Lagos City Marathon Medical advice

Medical Problems

Discuss any medical problems with your general practitioner (GP). This advice supplements anything he or she says. See your GP if you have a problem that makes it a risk to run in a marathon. We are happy for people with serious medical conditions to run, but only with your GP’s agreement and if you send details of your condition and the treatment you are undergoing. Please send these to me and quote your running number when you know it. Address the envelope to the Marathon Office, mark it ‘Confidential’ and send it to:- Medical Manager Lagos city Marathon

If you have a medical problem that may lead to you having a blackout, such as fits or diabetes, put a cross on the front of your number and write the details, especially your medication, on the reverse of the number.

Cardiac Events & Screening

Runners may very well be unaware when they have a heart problem. Their condition would have been detected if medical advice had been sought and relevant tests carried out. A ‘fitness test’ is not sufficient to detect these problems. If you have a family history of heart disease or sudden death, or you have symptoms of heart disease i.e. chest pain or discomfort on exertion, sudden shortness of breath or rapid palpitations, see your GP who can arrange for you to have a proper cardiac assessment. Such an assessment may not be instantly available, but continuing to run with these symptoms may shorten your running career catastrophically!


Muscular aches and pains occur most commonly after an increase in training. Training should be increased gradually so that you do not suffer prolonged exhaustion and intersperse days of heavy mileage with one or two days of lighter training, so that your body can replace its fuel (muscle glycogen). Rest days are also important.

If you have flu, a feverish cold or a tummy bug, do not train until you have fully recovered. Then start gently and build up gradually. Do not attempt to catch up on lost mileage after illness or injury – this may cause further damage or illness. To reduce injury risk, train on soft surfaces when you can, especially on easy training days. Vary routes, do not always use the same shoes and run on differing cambers, hills, etc. Always face oncoming traffic.

Please do not run on this occasion.


Fluids lost in sweat must be replaced otherwise your body becomes dehydrated and less efficient. Alcoholic drinks are dehydrating. A pint of beer produces more than a pint of urine; spirits have a worse effect. Take plenty of non-alcoholic drinks, especially before the race and in hot weather. Thirst is a poor guide to how much you need. Drink enough to keep your urine copious and a pale straw colour. Drink plenty of liquids after training, especially long runs, and drink during races, especially in the first half of a marathon. Practice drinking during longer training runs. Drink plenty of fluids and reduce alcohol intake in the two days before the race.


Eat what suits you! Large doses of supplementary vitamins and minerals (such as iron) are not essential and produce no benefit if you are on a good mixed diet, but additional vitamin C in small doses is reasonable when fresh fruit and vegetables are in short supply.

Training helps you to sustain a high level of muscle glycogen if you eat a lot of carbohydrate. If you can, eat within two hours of your long runs and the marathon. This helps replace the muscle glycogen quickly and speeds recovery.

Carbo Loading

Do not change your normal diet drastically in the last week before the marathon, but decrease your intake of protein (meat) and increase your intake of carbohydrate (pasta, bread, potatoes, cereals, rice and sweet things), especially for the last three days when you should also be markedly reducing your training. This loads the muscle with glycogen. Unless you reduce your protein intake you will not eat enough carbohydrate. (Not all runners are helped by first depleting carbohydrate with a long run and low carbo diet and then loading – this can make your muscles very heavy).


When training in the dark, be seen. Wear white clothing and reflective flashes or bandoliers.

Many runners seek medical treatment for blisters at the start. They had either been training too hard in the final two weeks with ill-fitting shoes, or they had worn a new pair of shoes for the last long training run. Use shoes you know from experience will not give you blisters.

On The Day

Do not run if you feel unwell or have just been unwell. Most medical emergencies occur in people who have been unwell but do not wish to miss the event. If you feel feverish, have been vomiting, have had severe diarrhoea or any chest pains, or otherwise feel unwell, it is unfair to you, your family, your sponsoring charity and the marathon support staff to risk serious illness and become a medical emergency. You are unlikely to do yourself justice. There are many other marathons.

If it is hot, wear loose mesh clothing, start slowly and, if possible, run in the shade. Start the race well hydrated (urine looks pale) and drink whenever you can, especially in the first half of the race when you may not feel thirsty, as you lose a lot of fluid insensibly. This will help you feel better late in the race and may prevent cramp. Cramp is most common in runners who have not trained sufficiently or are dehydrated. Do not gulp large volumes of liquid during or after the race. It is possible to become ill from drinking too much, too quickly.

At The Finish

Do not stand about getting cold. Keep walking, especially if you feel dizzy, and drinking to replace lost liquid, change into warm, dry clothing, and then go to the reunion area.

Keep on drinking and have something to eat. Some runners feel faint more than half-an-hour after finishing the race, often because they have taken insufficient fluid at the finish and/or not eaten anything.

And Finally…

Train sensibly. Follow this simple advice and you will probably not need medical aid. Medical aid posts are located about 20-50 m past the main drink stations and after the finish line. If you drop out, go to an aid station.

Keep this advice and refer to it nearer the day and on marathon eve.


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