Thursday February 1, 2018
Anytime after 12 noon: Participants and Supporters arrive Lagos Nigeria and check into the hotel
Friday February 2
10am: Participants and Supporters leave Lagos for Ile -Ife via Osogbo where we will visit the Osun Osogbo Sacred Grove, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Thereafter we will visit Nike Centre for Arts and culture, where the birth of contemporary African art was heralded. Get ready to get lost to the beats of traditional drummers and dancers before settling down to a sumptuous meal. http://www.nikeart.com/
6pm to 8pm Race Pick Up
Saturday February 3
6am: An organized 5km run (optional)
9am to 10am: Pick Up Race Bags, tour the marathon route and visit the National Museum, Ile-Ife
2pm: Late lunch at the Ooni’s Palace
6pm: Free Time
6pm to 8pm: Race Pick Up
Sunday February 4
6am: Race Starts
6pm: Celebration Time at the Campus Dramatic Arts Department
Monday February 5
6am: Organized 5 km recovery run (optional)
11am: Check out and travel to Lagos or continue to Ikogosi Ekiti where lies the meeting point of a Warm Spring and a Cold Spring. http://ikogosiresort.net/
The day will be spent in this rural western Nigerian village where you will be once again in touch with nature in the form of rolling hills and lush green vegetation. Don't forget your swimming gear so you can soak yourself in the warm pool fed directly by the warm spring claimed to have therapeutic properties.
Tuesday February 6
10am: Check out from the resort and head back for Lagos with a stopover at Olumirin Waterfalls in Erin Ijesha. The seven level waterfalls is a beauty to behold. Come with your hiking gear or just get wet from the splashes of the falls. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erin-Ijesha_Waterfalls
When we get to Lagos we will bid each other goodbye. Some participants will head for the airport while some others will proceed to Parakou to continue with the West African Marathon Challenge series.