Welcome pan-Afrikan athletes to E-Town

This Saturday, athletes from across the Afrikan continent will be competing a race of some of the world’s finest half-marathon runners. Some have already arrived, and the rest will be arriving tomorrow and Friday, from Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Niger, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

If you’d like to be on-hand to give a great big E-Town welcome to these athletes in preparation of cheering them on this Saturday, please call Mekonnen at 719-8750 or Nyambura 420-6832 for more information.

The Marathon starts this Saturday at Hawrelak Park. The Men’s race begins at 11:30 AM, and the women’s at 1:00 PM. Entry to Hawrelak Park is free. You can catch an ETS shuttle from the University bus loop or the University Stadium Parkade. There’ll be celebration with drumming for all all Athletes 6 pm Saturday at the Shaw Conference Centre. For more information, visit


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