The registration process for interested participants in the maiden edition of the MASA Isonyin Marathon (MIM) has officially commenced ahead of the April 16, 2022 race billed for the Ijebu-North East area of Ogun State.
MIM is the latest addition to the growing calendar of races across the country; especially Ogun State which is fast becoming the hub of road races in Nigeria.
According to the organisers, MASA Isonyin Marathon is a youth development programme designed to discover and develop local talents, especially in Ijebu North East Local Government and Ogun State in general with the view of exposing them to the national and international sports arena.
Isonyin – land of honey” and venue of the 21km race, is a source of inspiration to many people across the globe.
“This event is planned to be an annual one, as a means of giving back to the community, promoting Isonyin, and providing the enabling environment for cordial interactions and entertainment,” said Media Director and Event Manager, Yeye Adesola Salami on Thursday.
To encourage mass participation, forms for the race have been declared free and can either be obtained online through the race website – masaisonyinmarathon.com or at the Isonyin Central Business District, Isonyin Ijebu North East local government.
More than N500,000 will be shared between the top three finishers in the male and female categories aside from other consolation prices already in place.
The 21km race will be flagged off at the Saderiren’s Palace while the finishing point will be at the Isonyin Grammar School field.
The Concepteur and MD for the race, Dr Muideen Adegboyega Salami (PhD) as well as the Finance Director & Event Coordinator, Ahmed Adeoye Salami have both assured of a well-organised race for all the intending participants.
“To also aid our planning, we would be closing the registration process on April 9 – one week before the race,” he added.
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