You’ve probably noticed people sharing posts with the hashtag ‘RunYourRace’ on social media.

On January 18th, 2017, popular beverage brand, 7up, finally revealed what the buzz is all about.

You guessed it! It’s about the Lagos City Marathon, the second highest ranking marathon in Africa.

The Marathon will hold on February 11, and this year’s theme aims to inspire people who want to run for whatever reason- whether fitfam or just for trips.

“Lagos come out and run your race at the marathon. Come out and run for what you care about. Come out and run, even if it’s because you just want to take cool selfies or you like running with your friends. Come out and express your uniqueness. Come out and run”

The cash prizes are exciting. The first prize winner will take home a whooping $50,000, about N25 million. There’s also prizes to be won for different categories, even the 20th winner gets something.

And for people who don’t have stamina for running, you can actually run your race online!

Follow 7up Nigeria on Instagram, twitter, and Facebook for more details or join the  conversation on #7UpRunDiff #RunYourRace. To register for the Marathon, or to get more information on the routes, visit


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