Saturday, February 6, 2016 has been set aside by the Lagos State Government to observe the Lagos City Marathon which aims to create a culture of running, jogging and daily exercise among Lagosians and Nigerians generally.
The health benefits of going for a run are immense; apart from boosting fertility and decreasing the chances of developing cancer, regular exercise also keeps one mentally strong and alert. Research has also proved that runners make better thinkers. Runners also tend to be happier. Running provides an efficient, full-body workout, burns a ton of calories, tones the body, provides a great avenue for socializing, and improves emotional well-being.
To this end, the Lagos State Government on Wednesday, announced restriction of movement in some of the major highways to be used for the February 6, 2016 International Marathon scheduled to start by 7am at National Stadium Surulere and terminate at Eko Atlantic City.
The Marathon will start from the National Stadium and move to Anthony, and thereafter to Gbagada Road, Third Mainland Bridge through Alfred Rewane to Lekki Ikoyi Bridge and terminate at Eko Atlantic City.
As a result, all traffic flow and access from:
– Alaka and Alhaji Masha to National Stadium towards Ojuelegba and along Western Avenue terminating at Anthony Bus stop would be blocked
– Whole stretch of Anthony Oke to Gbagada unto Third Mainland Bridge along with accesses at New Garage, Adeniji Adele interchange; Sura/Simpson and Obalende would equally be blocked.
In addition to be blocked:
– All access from Dolphin Estate towards Osborne terminating at Falomo Road-about;
– While access to Falomo Roundabout from Alfred Rewane (Kingsway Road), Awolowo Road and traffic from Victoria Island would also be affected.
Other areas to be affected include:
– All access/link roads along Bourdillon up to Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge Roundabout and the Link Bridge;
– Blockade of traffic on Admiralty Way from the bridge outlet inward Lekki-Epe Expressway inward Ozumba Mbadiwe to Akin Adesola, Bishop Oluwole and Bar Beach (Atlantic City).
Do plan your movements carefully.
Marias Luxury Home Services is proud to be associated with this healthy initiative by the Lagos State Government. We encourage you to be part of this initiative by actively signing up for the race (ends today) or passively by supporting the participating athletes through offering water, glucose and any other energy boosting items of the like.
Have a healthier weekend ahead.