No fewer than 760 participants have already registered to participate in the 10th edition of the 42-kilometre Ibadan City Marathon scheduled to hold on April 8.
Speaking on Thursday at an occasion to unveil the activities related to the race in Ibadan, Oyebisi Asimolowo, Chairman of the race’s Organising Committee, disclosed this.
Asimolowo said the theme of the race, which is “Keep it Fit’’, was carefully chosen to encourage the people to keep themselves healthy and fit.
She stated that no fewer than 600 participants have registered online, while more than 160 others have already picked the registration form manually.
Vanguard News quoted Asimolowo “This edition of the marathon which begun in 2009 will feature the wheelchair race, artisan race, corporate race and group race.
“The races in this competition have been designed to encourage people to have fun and keep themselves fit,” the organising committee chairman said.
Insideoyo.com gathered that the first male and female runners in the main race would go home with the prize money of N1 million and N800,000 respectively.
The marathon is sponsored by an Ibadan-based radio station, Splash FM, owned by West Midland Communications.
While speaking at the occasion, Femi Ajao, the South-West Zonal Coordinator, Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports, expressed appreciation to Splash FM and others who have helped in sustaining the race.
He said plans were underway to change the course of the race in the 10th edition to allow it showcase the massive infrastructure development in the state and heritage sites.