Maiden Edition: Forty Athletes Jostle For Ten Thousand Dollars Cash Reward
About forty elite athletes will jostle for the ten thousand dollars cash reward at the maiden edition of Ijebu heritage half marathon.
The event, described by organizers as an avenue to hunt for talents is expected to contribute to the socio economic status of Ijebu ode and Ogun State while engaging youths in sporting activities.
Speaking in Ijebu Ode at a conference with sports writers ahead of the race, the organizers said necessary arrangements had been put in place to ensure a hitch free race.
In a message to the conference, Governor Dapo Abiodun promised his administration’s readiness to collaborate with individuals, groups and corporate bodies on initiatives that would assist youth development across the state.
Governor Abiodun who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Dr ‘Dare Kehinde described sports as a crucial tool to address youth restiveness and unemployment commended the local organising committee of Ijebu heritage half marathon 2021 for their efforts.
In a remark, former commissioner for Youth and sports in Ogun state, Mr Bukola Olopade thanked the ogun state government as well as the organising committee for their commitment to ensure that the race achieved the desired results
Earlier, the Chairman local organising committee of the race, Mr Tunde Odulaja and an Olympian, Mr Yusuf Alli, had expressed optimism that the race would impact positively on the participants and other stakeholders.