Onicha-Ugbo Quarter Marathon debuts September 28
In a bid to promote physical fitness among the indigenes of Onicha-Ugbo, Aniocha North Local Government area of Delta State, Zitas Marathon Project is set to host the first ever marathon race in the community.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the Chairman Planning Committee for the race, Kogolo Paul, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in Lagos on what the initiative is set to achieve.
According to Kogolo, who is a US trained Software Quality Assurance Engineer, the marathon race is aimed at promoting oneness as well as educate the people on the many benefits of keeping fit.
Stating other benefits participants stand to enjoy, Paul said cash and trophy rewards awaits the first three winners in both male and female categories while others would smile home with various largesse. There are also medals for runners who complete the race.
Speaking on the event, which is scheduled to hold on September 28th, 2018, the organising chairman said, “What inspired this initiative is health, prosperity, communal benefit and wellness.
“You cannot undermine the essence of sports in our lives. One of such sport is running. There are many benefits of running, you tend to shed unnecessary weight and remain fit. So this marathon is a way of transferring knowledge to the people. This is one of the many ways I think we can reach out to our people.
“This is the first edition and we are just testing the waters with this edition. With time, it will become more effective and impactful.”
On how intending participants can register, Paul said a functional website https://runonichaugbo.com has been developed for this purpose and registration is free to everyone from anywhere.
He however said, “It would be my joy if the locals win the prices.”
Highlighting security measures that have been adopted for the race, the chairman said the Police, the local vigilante group, The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Medical and Ambulance service will be on ground.
He also reached out to private individual and government agencies in Delta State to embrace the initiative and partner with the organizers.