The stage is set for the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Media Seminar as speakers/ resource persons are ready to rub minds with media practitioners; especially those that would be covering this year’s race.
The Media Seminar which will be taking place at the Sports Bar of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos would start by 9.30am with a short inspection of stands at the Marathon Expo also ongoing in the stadium.
In a statement issued by, Olukayode Thomas, Head of Communications and Media for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, he assured that the media seminar will not only be very educative and informative, but it would also allow for the media men to improve on their skills.
“Yes, all the arrangements are in place for another successful media seminar, we introduced this last year and we are improving on it with the calibre of speakers and resource persons we have invited to speak with the media who have been partners in progress as far as the marathon in Lagos is concerned” he said.
As earlier announced, the Presidential Candidate for the African Action Congress (AAC) as well as a serial marathon runner, Omoyele Sowore is top on the list of the speakers at the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Media Seminar.
Sowore who has participated in several marathons across the world including the Lagos race will be sharing his experience in road races.
Also, Dr Kweku Tandoh, Executive Chairman Lagos State Sports Commission will also be attending Monday’s media seminar and would be speaking on Lagos State Government and Future of Marathons and Road Races.
On his part, Hon. Bukola Olopade, Race Consultant Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will shed more light on how the Marathon Became a Global Brand within Three Years while Mr Solomon Alao Chairman Lagos Athletics Association Chairman will reel out plans by the Association to boost tourism and trade with Marathons and Road Races in Lagos.
Roseline Eyenike; a Marathoner will speak on Expectations of Runners from Journalists after completing the gruelling 42 km race.
Another speaker expected at Monday’s seminar is Mr Steve Osuji: Member Editorial Board The Nation Newspapers and Author Not too Old to Run.
Debo Osundun; Chairman Lagos SWAN as well as Yussuf Alli General Manager Access Bank Lagos City Marathon who will intimate journalist on the Dos and Don’ts of 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will all be present.
Aside from the short lectures at the media seminar, the first set of award winners who will be rewarded for their reportage of the Lagos Marathon will also be unveiled and honoured.
Accreditation tags to successful applicants who applied to cover this year's marathon will also be distributed at the end of Monday's media seminar.