A large number of Nigerian women long distance runners from across the country have been confirmed to compete at the Second Edition of the Ogun Women’s Run which holds on Saturday, July 8, 2023.
According to the Managing Director of Brussels Sports Limited, the company organising the Run, Mr. Seyi Johnson, the Run would see only locally based Nigerian runners compete favourably among themselves.
Johnson noted that the Ogun Women’s Run set out for women only is aimed at getting Nigerian women long distance runners ready fir bigger international races within and outside Nigeria.
He stated that, the 5km Run will flag off at the Sapon area of Abeokuta, Ogun State at 8am on Saturday, July 8, 2023 and finish at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, where the grand closing ceremony will take place.
He stressed that, the winner of the 5km Run will go home with a cash prize of N500,000, the first runners up N300,000 and the second runners up N200,000. And the winners in the fourth to tenth positions will also get consolation prizes.
He added that, the second edition of the Ogun Women’s Run is dedicated to campaign against gender violence in Nigeria.
The defending champion of the Ogun Women’s Run is Ajoke Kehinde Olude who finished at 20 minutes 4 seconds to win the 5km Run.