Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon Virtual Run


30 Jan-06 Feb 2022 (Sun - Sun)


Marathon, Half marathon, 10 km

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Join Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon Virtual Run

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 to a maximum of 100 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 albeit we will be running adhering strictly to COVID 19 preventive measures. Wearing of Face Masks will be compulsory at the start and finish areas. There will be no spectators along the route and aid stations will be self serving. The occasion when we line up at the start line will 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 have included 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.

The Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon Events Sign Up, run anywhere in the world and upload your time to receive:
✅ A chance to support the Osun State Branch of the Nigerian RedCross
✅ An E- Running Bib
✅ A Finishers Medal
✅ A Finishers Certificate
✅ A spot in the finisher Gallery
✅ A slot on a Global Leaderboard

✅ All runners are welcome to run the in-person race but slots are limited to 200

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How does it work?

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    Register for the race by purchasing your ticket
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    Download any tracking app on your phone. You can also use a GPS watch
  • assignment
    Plan your own race route according to the chosen distance
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    Complete your run anytime within the event's timeframe and track the activity with the app

    If you run a little further than your chosen distance, that's fine! We will calculate your finishing time according to your average pace
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    Take a photo from your run to share with other participants
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    Take a screenshot of your activity to verify your result

    If you choose to run the distance on a treadmill, simply take a photo of its screen after you finish for verification

How to submit the result?

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    Log in to your World's Marathons account
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    Provide your finish time and distance
  • cloud_upload
    Upload the screenshot of your recorded activity or a treadmill photo
  • share

    Upload the photo from your run for the Finisher's gallery


  • When do I have to finish my run?

    You're free to run any time you want, as long as it's within the event's designated timeframe (you can find it on top of the page). Just don't forget to record your activity!

  • Where can I run?

    You can run your own race, at your own pace, wherever you are in the world! Choose your favourite local trail or track, run in a gym or on your own treadmill.

  • How should I track my run?

    To record your activity, just use any app that allows you to track your distance and time. Some of the most popular apps are Strava, RunKeeper or Nike Run Club. You can also use a GPS watch. If you’ll be running on a treadmill, then no app is required, simply take a photo of the screen that shows your result.

  • Can I run further than the chosen distance?

    Yes! If you run a longer distance, we will adjust your time based on your average pace.

  • Can I break up my activity into a few runs and submit my total time?

    The distance has to be covered in one go, just like during a physical event.

  • When will my medal or other finisher's goodies be sent?

    If the event offers any post-race merchandise, those will be sent out by the Race Organizer after the race. Please contact the Race Organizer directly in case you have any questions.

Included in the fee

E- Running Bib 

A Finisher Medal

A Finisher Certificate 


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Frequently asked questions

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


You can download your E- Bib after registration

Can I change the distance after I purchase a ticket?


You will unfortunately not be able to change your distance after you purchase a ticket

Do I need a special Running App to Run?


No, you do not need a special running App to run, but you are encouraged to: 1) Create a Worlds Marathon accounts to enable you submit your results and upload your photos in the Finisher Gallery 2) Download Strava running App and join the Friends of Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon Running Club

How is my Result Verified?


There are 2 ways to verify your results: 1) Either you send a screenshot of your running watch or treadmill 2) Or you send the link to your running App. Make sure the setting is public

Where will I run the 2022 Edition of the Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon Virtual Run?


You can run the 2022 Edition of the event anywhere of your choice. All you need to do is map your route, run your distance and upload your distance on the worlds marathon platform to earn your Finisher Medal and Certificate

Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon Virtual Run has ended

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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.