St Saviours Ikoyi Holds Suc­cess­ful Kids Mini-Marathon

THISDAY - - SUNDAY SPORTS - Sun­day Okobi

Par­tic­i­pants and or­gan­is­ers of the sec­ond edi­tion of St Saviour’s School Ikoyi En­dow­ment Fund Kids Mini-Marathon held last Satur­day in La­gos have de­scribed the event as a huge suc­cess.

The or­gan­is­ers noted that af­ter a suc­cess­ful first edi­tion last year, the 2018 La­gos Kids Mini-Marathon was well at­tended with over 2,500 chil­dren rep­re­sent­ing up to 50 schools in La­gos.

With the theme ‘Ac­tive Kids Rock’, they stated that the mini-marathon is recog­nised as Nige­ria’s only kids-fo­cused marathon, which saw chil­dren par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 1.2 kilo­me­tres, 3km and 5km dis­tance races for kids aged 5 to 15 re­spec­tively.

The marathon gave par­ents the op­por­tu­nity to run with their chil­dren and wards turn­ing it to a fam­ily fun day of fit­ness and well­ness.

Ac­cord­ingly, the win­ning kids re­ceived prizes from AXA Mansard, Ac­cess Bank, Ai­teo, MTN among oth­ers.

The Trea­surer of the St Saviour’s School Ikoyi En­dow­ment Fund and mem­ber of the mini-marathon plan­ning com­mit­tee, Mr. Ayere Ezekiel, noted that the mini-marathon was aimed at en­cour­ag­ing healthy liv­ing among kids and par­ents, as well as “to have an event that is built into the yearly cal­en­dar for La­gos fam­i­lies.”

Ezekiel stated fur­ther that part of the pro­ceeds from the ticket sales is used to sup­port Slum 2 School Africa, a vol­un­teer-driven so­cial or­gan­i­sa­tion work­ing to em­power dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren in dis­ad­van­taged com­mu­ni­ties “to re­al­ize their full po­ten­tial through the pro­vi­sion of ed­u­ca­tional schol­ar­ships, health and other psy­cho-so­cial sup­port.”

Among the win­ners on 4 to 6 years cat­e­gory were Olivia Ofon­agoro and Zak Sodeinde; White cat­e­gory (7 to 8 years) boys: Eli Nwachukwu and Chimdi Chi­ak­wela, (girls) Dor­cas Nwapa, Ann Osugbe­san and Sonekan Ari­ola.

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