April 29th, 2023
The Abuja International Marathon (AIM) is the first full international marathon in the FCT.
The Abuja International Marathon (AIM) aspires to be the unique event that everyone anticipates, drawing runners, the international media and tourists to witness a world-class event in Nigeria. Abuja International Marathon aims to foster unity and increase FCT residents’ general well-being because of the immense health benefits of running, jogging and general exercise.
The theme of the maiden edition is ‘A Race for Unity’.
Find below the Start Point and Time for our Races.
42.195km (Full Marathon)
Start Point: Abuja City Gate
Start Time: 6:00 am
10km (Family and Friends Run)
Start Point: STEPS (After Wuye Bridge before Berger Bridge about 5 min walk from Berger.)
Start Time: 6:45 am
5km (Student Race)
Start Point: The Bridge ( Sanni Bridge, on Sanni Abacha Way) before Abuja Continental Hotel former Sheraton very close to National Council for Arts and Culture
Start time: 6:15 am
The finish Point for the three races is Eagles Square.
AIM is of 2 distance ranges. The full marathon is 42km & Fun Run is 5km.
Media personnels interested in covering the event, would get accredited.
Founded in the late 1970s, Abuja, the relatively new capital of Nigeria, is situated in the heart of the country in an area called the Federal Capital Territory, a location chosen for its neutrality in a country rife with ethnic and religious division. Divided into four districts, with designated business and residential sectors, the city has leafy, wide roads, high office towers, and large apartment blocks.
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