Avoid rushing in and out of town! See more than the marathon route! Let’s explore together!

A Marathon Week Full of African Adventures

Thursday

Thursday February 1, 2018

Anytime after 12 noon: Participants and Supporters arrive Lagos Nigeria and check into the hotel

Friday

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. 

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1118

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

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

Sunday February 4

6am: Race Starts

6pm: Celebration Time at the Campus Dramatic Arts Department


Monday

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

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.


Learn about the Yorubas

Learn more about the History and Traditions of the Yorubas before you embark!  Check out our link below:


https://www.mdm-coureur.de/mdm_2018/yoruba