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Lusaka 16/04/2019 – THE Zambia Amateur Athletic Association (ZAAA) has put in place several new measures aimed at delivering an incident-free marathon in this year’s Lafarge Lusaka Marathon (LLM) scheduled for May 4, 2019.
These are based on lessons learnt from previous editions of the Lusaka Marathon.

The Organising Committee has partnered with Lusaka City Council requesting for total road closure along the route of this year’s Lafarge Lusaka Marathon. In the same vein, the Zambia Police Traffic Section and the Road Transport & Safety Agency (RTSA) have been requested to help enforce this total road closure to ensure the safety of runners and participants during the period of the race.

“The Police have agreed to provide us with over 140 police officers to man these routes and ensure no motorist breaches the total road closure for the duration of the marathon,” reports Chizu….

The ZAAA organising Committee has also engaged local hospitals to be on standby along the route of the marathon and 5 ambulances fully equipped with emergency services will be lined up on critical points of the marathon route.


ZAAA has doubled up the number of trained volunteers to attend to runners / participants and engaged experienced crowd controllers to ensure excited members of the public are well controlled not to disturb with the activities of the marathon.

“We feel we have adequately addressed the concerns that have been highlighted by the runners from the previous marathons as we continue to address other issues on the security and safety of the event. For example there will be visibility of route markers to alert both our runners and motorists, reflective chest numbers and barricades to assist road users of the on-going marathon,” reports Chizu.

Issued by ZAAA Communications


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