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Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon

, Nigeria

06 Feb 2022 (Sun)

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Marathon, Half marathon, 10 km

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Join Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon 2022

In 2018, the Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon was founded with the hope of building an event for the entire ancient city of Ile-Ife. For the past 4 years, runners, volunteers, spectators and community members have shown up on the streets of Ile-Ife to support one another and to turn an individual sport into a collective experience.

We hope to once again line 42.195km of our streets for the Fifth Edition on February 6, of 2022. The health and safety of everyone participating in and supporting the event remain our highest priority. In response to the ongoing public health concerns brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, the event organizers have had to reluctantly announce the decision to scale back the 2022 Edition of the Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon to virtual events and in-person participation for a few runners.  

On a personal note to the runners who have kept our race going for the past four years, we want to thank you for all the kilometres, for your loyalty and for your spirit. The Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon has always been your race and with your continued commitment to the sport, we will continue to be of service to our worldwide community.

The world is emerging from running in an unfamiliar marathon environment, with an uncertain finish line, and every runner knows that patience, resilience and determination are required to keep going. We are finally returning to the streets of Ile-Ife with COVID 19 precautions fully in place. There will facemasks at the start and finish area, there will be no spectators and the aid stations will be self serving. Irrespective of these changes, being back on the streets  will still be a celebratory moment and an uncompromising statement about the collective spirit of who we are as a running community. We are powerful, we are persistent and we will reach the finish line.

We will add the additional distances of 10km and 21.1km to our usual 42.195km in the 2022 Fifth Edition. We announce with great pleasure that we will once again be able to run an official 42.195km from Obafemi Awolowo University Campus to the Ooni’s Palace.

10% of entry fees will be donated to the Osun State Branch of the Nigerian RedCross Society and 10% of entry fees will be donated to local schools.

The RedCross Society in its national and international capacity prevents and alleviates human suffering. While we believe education is critical for our collective future success.

Join the Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon team to support the Osun Branch of the Nigerian RedCross by signing up to run with us on the 6th of February, 2022.


Registration Fees will include

✅ A chance to support the Osun State Branch of the Nigerian RedCross
✅ A Running Bib for in person participants and a Running e-Bib for virtual participants 
✅ A Finishers Medal for all participants 

✅ A Finisher T Shirt for only the in person 42.295km participants 
✅ A Finishers Certificate for all participants 
✅ A Spot in the finisher Gallery for all participants
✅ A Slot on a Global Leaderboard for all participants

✅  Only 200 participants will be allowed to run in-person

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Course profile


Marathon
Half marathon
10 Km

Route map

directions_runStart Address: Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

flagFinish Address: Ooni of Ife's Palace, Ife, Nigeria

Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon Route Map

Register

Registration closes on 30 January (99 days left)

Early bird discount until 30 November, 2021

Marathon

42.20 Km

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€ 43.12

-30%

€ 30.18


Half Marathon

21.10 Km

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€ 34.49

-24%

€ 25.87


10km

10.00 Km

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€ 25.87

-16%

€ 21.56


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You can, within 24 hours after your registration, get a full refund if you change your mind.

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Included in the fee

  • Running Bib
  • Finisher Medal and Certificate 
  • Refreshments at Aid Stations
  • Medical Aid along the route

Practicalities

Accommodation

The Obafemi Awolowo University Conference Centre, Ile-Ife is the recommended hotel for the Event. A standard room costs an estimated NGN 11,500 per night.

After Race Services

There will be refreshment and entertainment at the Finish Area

Age Limit

There is a minimum age of 18 years for all participants

Aid Stations

There will be refreshment stations at KM 5 and every other 3 km thereafter.

Award Medals

All Finishers of the in-person 42.195km distance will receive a Finisher Medal and a Finisher T-Shirt. All other Finishers will receive a Finisher Medal.

Equipment Storage

Baggage can be checked in at the Start Area and collected at the Finish Area

Maximum Time

The maximum time is 7hours. There shall be no support on the race course after 1pm

Parking

Vehicles can be parked at the Student Union Carpark

Provided Photo Service

There will be race photographers at the Start Area, Finish Area and along the course.

Race Kit Includes

The Race Kit will include a Running Bib and Souvenir

Refreshments

Runners will have access to Water and Lucozade Sports Drinks will be self served along the course. Light meal and drinks will be provided at the Finish Area

Timing

Timing shall be manually conducted by Race Officials

Refund Policy

Participants can request for a refund within 24hours of registration 

Location

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Frequently asked questions

When and where can I collect my BIB/race pack?

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You can collect your race pack at the Obafemi Awolowo University Conference Centre

Can someone collect my race pack for me?

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Yes, if you give the person a copy of your Identity card and an instruction letter

How do I get to the race location?

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You can either travel down to Ile-Ife by driving or riding in a public transportation bus or you can join the bus provided by the organisers from Lagos to Ile-Ife

Can I change the distance after I purchase a ticket?

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No, that will not be possible

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The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.