The Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) has issued a travel advisory to motorists and road users on the forthcoming Y2021 Mini-Marathon for Women tagged “Lagos Women Run”, scheduled to hold on Saturday, 13th November, 2021, from 6.30 a.m.
A statement signed by the Executive Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Sola Aiyepeku, said the mini-marathon, planned to be both virtual and physical race, will attract over 10,000 women across the globe who have expressed interest to participate in Africa’s largest female fitness gathering.
He explained that any individual, team and organisation can also participate in the race from anywhere in the world, through the virtual run, with the use of an LWR running App, which can be tracked and monitored.
While noting that the actual race will be conducted in full compliance with all health and safety protocols of COVID-19, Aiyepeku said some of the routes that will be temporarily closed to traffic during the period include Marina Bridge inwards Apongbon, Onikan inwards J.K Randle Avenue (TBS) and Muson Centre/Flag House inwards TBS.
Others are Water Board/NITEL/Marina Bridge/IPP, Inner Marina Road inwards NITEL/State House, Ebute-Ero inwards Eko-Bridge, ljora Olopa/LAWMA HQ inward Ijora Oloye/Marine Bridge, Eko-Bridge descending to Alaka, Alaka inwards Stadium/Surulere on the Service Lane and Broad Street by Elegbata/Ofin/Apongbon.
The Executive Chairman, therefore, advised motorists coming from Victoria lsland and lkoyi to make use of Carter Bridge (ldumota Bridge) to lddo-Oyingbo-Herbert Macaulay or use Third Mainland Bridge through Alfred Rewane-Osborne Road, while those from Ebute-Ero can go through Eko-Bridge to link Adeniji-Adele Interchange to Carter Bridge (Idumota Bridge) to connect Iddo-Oyingbo-Herbert Macaulay Way down to Adekunle to Third Mainland Bridge or Herbert Macaulay way to Jibowu before accessing their preferred destination.
“Motorists from Apapa Road wanting to connect Stadium from Alaka should make use of lponri Estate to connect Bode Thomas Road, while Lagos lsland bound vehicles from Surulere are free from any restrictions”, he added.
Aiyepeku also implored motorists to plan their journey according to the issued travel advisory for the duration of the race, appealing to road users to bear the temporary inconvenience that may be experienced during the mini-marathon.