KDSG hails runners, sponsors, citizens on successful Kaduna Marathon

Nasir-El-Rufai Kaduna state gov



The Kaduna State Government has expressed its gratitude to the runners, sponsors, citizens, media and government agencies helped to successfully stage the first edition of the Kaduna Marathon.


A statement from Sir Kashim House signed by Muyiwa Adekeye, media and communications adviser to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, noted the first edition of the Kaduna Marathon has advanced the stated goals of promoting sports, encouraging social interaction and showing the best of Kaduna.





“The Kaduna State Government wishes to express its gratitude to has helped to make a success of the first edition of the Kaduna Marathon. The elite runners from several African countries brought high standards of long-distance running while Nigerian citizens, and visitors alike to Kaduna participated with enthusiasm.


“KDSG commends the all the runners, the sponsors, the media and government agencies that collaborated to make the Kaduna Marathon a success at the first attempt. We congratulate the winners and acknowledge other participants for making it a joyful sporting and social .




“The state government Kaduna for the warm welcome they have given to our guests. Government acknowledges for kindly bearing the inconveniences caused by the road closures for some hours on race day.





“Today’s main 21km race and the 5km and 10km races have helped advance the goals out for the Kaduna Marathon. Designed as a half-marathon, the Kaduna Marathon designed as an annual sporting , creating options for talent development, drawing mass participation, inviting visitors to the state and creating economic benefits. A major objective to promote social interaction and advance unity in the state.


“KDSG welcomes the recognition by world athletics of Kaduna Marathon as a fixture on the international sporting calendar.





“The Kaduna Marathon represents a further initiative in reviving sports in Kaduna State. In 2019, Malam Nasir El-Rufai anchored this responsibility in a new Ministry of . The government will continue to support sports and work to stage many more sports programmes in the near future.”