The 2023 Bonny Island Marathon organizers have released the theme and opened race registration.
Realmlux Limited, the initiative’s driving force, released the 2023 edition’s theme, BreakFree. This year’s theme, which connects not only with the participants but also with the entire neighborhood, state, and country, embodies the marathon’s mission to inspire, empower, and tear down boundaries.
The Bonny Island Marathon was birthed by Realmlux Limited, in 2018, and the marathon has grown into a beacon of sports-tourism, celebrating both the spirit of athletic prowess and the allure of Bonny Island itself.
The Founder of Realmlux Limited and Project Lead of the Bonny Island Marathon, Boma Halliday, expressed the project have impacted the people of Rivers State.
He said, “Cultivating an internationally renowned Marathon brand through the Bonny Island Marathon initiative significantly enhances Nigeria’s overall brand equity, transcending the boundaries of Rivers State and Bonny Island.
“Our unwavering dedication is centered around key objectives, including achieving global recognition and label status, welcoming international athletes, and catalyzing nationwide sporting excellence.”
On his part, Owen Shedrack, the Founder Outsaurce PEP of the Bonny Island Marathon added that the race has achieved remarkable milestones over the years.
He said, “Increased Participation and it has fostered a culture of active engagement and healthy competition. The marathon has emerged as a magnet for sports enthusiasts and tourists alike, infusing the local economy with increased tourism revenue and boosting the hospitality sector.”
The marathon offers various race categories including 10KM, 15KM, 7KM (Teen Run), and a category for participants with special needs.
Registration is open and free until October 31, 2023. The event will take place at Bonny Island, and participants can find more information on the official website: www.bonnyislandmarathon.com.ng.