Ilorin – The Skylarks’ Club of Omu Aran, headquarters of Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara, says it will award N200,000 scholarship to each winner of the community-organised mini-marathon.
A member of the social club, Alhaji Ali Durotoye, disclosed this in an interview on Friday.
Durotoye said that the club was putting the event together to encourage sports and education among young indigenes of Omu Aran, especially those studying within the country.
He also explained that the mini marathon was scheduled to hold on Dec. 23.
“We are trying to encourage sports and education all together.
“ We are going to reward winners with scholarship worth N200,000 which we believe is enough to pay for secondary education in Kwara.
“To qualify to participate in the marathon, you must be an indigene of Omu Aran, studying anywhere in Nigeria.
“The event will be the first of its kind and we hope to sustain it by God’s grace, ” Durotoye said.
He also disclosed that the race would start from the gate of Federal Government Girls College at 7 a.m. and end at Bareke roundabout.
Durotoye, who is a Deputy Director in the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, said that the Omu-Aran monarch, Oba Charles Oladele Ibitoye, would be the Special Guest of Honour.
He said forms for the event were available in all secondary schools in Omu Aran, adding that registration would close on Dec. 20.