President Adama Barrow is expected to preside over the launching of a mega sports event today, the Novelty Run for Peace, dedicated to the president himself and President Macky Sall of Senegal. Conceived and implemented by the National Sports Council NSC in collaboration with Camp Africa, the Novelty Run for Peace will be the longest relay run in Africa and the second longest in the world and will be organized annually from Banjul to Dakar.
The objective of the initiative is to raise awareness on the importance of peace and the need for peaceful co-existence in our sub region. The event also has the potential to raise funds for the development of sports in The Gambia. It will be launched today at the Paradise Suites Hotel at 11 am under the patronage of President Barrow.