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65-Year-Old Woman, 2000 Others Set For 5km Ogun Women Race Tomorrow

ABEOKUTA – A 65-year-old sexagenarian, Mrs. Aduke Omidiji will join other 2,000 women that will take part in this year’s Ogun Women Run.

The Ogun Women Run is a 5km race organized by Brussels Sports Management Limited annually for adult girls and women in Ogun state.

Addressing journalists at a Media Parley with the members of Ogun State Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) on Friday, the Chief Executive Office (CEO) of Brussels Sports Management, Mr. Seyi Johnson, explained that the race was expanded this year due to its acceptability among women.

He said over 2,000 women across Ogun State have been registered for this year’s edition of the five kilometer “Ogun Women Run” in Abeokuta, the State capital.

The organizers, revealed that tomorrow’s race will kick start at the Sapon area of Abeokuta metropolis, en route and wrap up at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Kuto of the state capital.

He revealed that the race was organized in order to create healthy living as well as bounding among women of the state.

He revealed that the winner of the race will go home with 500,000 ( Five Hundred Thousand Naira), while the first and second runner-ups will receive N300,000 ( Three hundred thousand) and N200 (Two Hundred Thousand naira) respectively.

Also speaking, the Race Director, Ebidowei Oweifie, disclosed that all participants will go home with a medal.

He said that girls between the ages of 18 and 60 years were categories of participants are the real runners gunning for the top prize.

“The real runners will go home with top prizes, while we have about 600 fun runners who have registered for the race will also go home with gifts as well. The race is for bonding and promoting healthy living. It is to encourage our women to make it a lifestyle.”

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