[Osun]–Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the State of Osun has unveiled the maiden edition of the Osogbo City Half Marathon being organised by the state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC).
According to a statement jointly signed on Monday by the Chairman and Secretary of the organising committee, the ceremony was held at the state House of Assembly in Osogbo by 10:00a.m.
It said that the half marathon which is to hold on April 15, would promote healthy living among the citizenry as well as promote the spirit of sportsmanship.
The statement added that the marathon would help to rekindle the spirit of walk-to-live (a month trekking exercise of the state government).
“The marathon will go a long way in assisting to keep crime at bay and attract prospective investors to the state,” it said.
It urged federal and state lawmakers, corporate organisations and stakeholders in sports promotion and development to assist the state to make the event a success.
Marathon competitions are becoming popular around Nigeria, Access bank organized one in Lagos in February, Splash FM 105.5 is also set to organize another in Ibadan on April 9, 2017.Please Follow Us @ThePageNg