The 6th Edition of the annual Effurun/Warri Peace Marathon will take place on the 26th of November as organiser looks to expand the 10 kilometre race in the twin cities which meant to be a fun run to promote harmony among residents.
At a press briefing in Asaba, the chief organiser, Joyce Bozimo revealed the introduction of a corporate relay race open for personnel of corporations and organisations with churches, security forces and institutions already showing interest.
Initiated in 2016, the race is to foster better communal living among residents of Effurun-Warri and Environ which is hitherto characterised by clashes especially involving young people. Over the past six years the race has featured participants to facilitate peaceful relationship and friendship.
“It is a novel idea we are introducing to expand participation in the Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon. It is also in line with our intentions to bring members of the community together to live in peace and harmony. We have corporate organisations, institutions, security forces and even churches that have shown interest to participate and it is going to be fun,” WEPM Chief organiser, Mrs. Joyce Bozimo said.
Towards the 6th edition billed to hold on 26th of November, the organiser is taking the race a notch higher with some innovations.
The race which is a brain child of Joyce Bozimo has enjoyed partnership with the state government but more supports is sought to make it bigger and better.